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Sanjai C Rao, DO

Assistant professor
83 Ratings


Board Certifications

Child Neurology, Neurology, Headache Medicine


Children's Pavilion
1000 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Fredericksburg Multispecialty Center
10528 Spotsylvania Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
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Areas of interest

General child neurology
Pediatric multiple sclerosis


Dr. Rao joined the VCU faculty in 2016. He is a proud Navy veteran.


Fellowship Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Medical School DO: NY College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Ratings & reviews

83 Ratings

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July 2021
Dr. Rao is knowledgeable and personable; he's awesome!
June 2021
This was a follow-up visit due to some concerns I had regarding some meds that were given to [...]. But Dr. Rao was very thorough in his explanation of her diagnosis, the reason the meds were given and other treatment options that could be used. So I was very satisfied with the visit.
May 2021
Dr. Rao spent ample time w/us though we felt it was rushed.
February 2021
Dr. Rao is excellent. He is also conferring with [...] Nephrologist to make sure medicines don't counteract each other.
February 2021
[...] has greatly benefited from his experience through the VCU Children's Hospital treatment after a serious concussion and following seizure to his diagnosis of having a type of Epilepsy. It could be very stressful at times over the past 4 years though with trying to get through to the office and to someone who could help us from time to time. [...] is going to greatly miss Dr. Rao and all of his staff, along with team of others who helped him through all of his time of recovery and diagnosis.
January 2021
Dr. Rao is always very helpful and thorough. He makes sure we always leave with questions answered or referrals made.
January 2021
Lots of info. but explained as best as they could.
September 2020
Dr Rao always explains things to my child about his health first, he talks to him as the patient and let's him know its his body and he has to tell us what's happening
September 2020
Very knowledgeable, showed concern. There were a few times where I felt like my concerns were not valid and were dismissed abruptly without explanation. Maybe be a little less abrupt and explain why my concern, is not his concern. But overall happy with the visit.
September 2020
Dr. Rao is the best!
August 2020
Dr. Rao is an excellent provider.
August 2020
Dr. Rao is the best combination of brilliant and kind. The virtual visit was excellent.
June 2020
He was very thorough.
May 2020
He is a great dr. Very caring.
January 2020
I really appreciate that he spoke to my son like an intelligent teenager, not a child.
August 2019
He is very knowledgeable, gives thorough information made sure we understood, put option in place. We were blown away by this provider & staff they were amazing.
November 2018
Above & beyond, Dr. Rao is wonderful!
  • Specialty: Pediatric Neurology Neurolog
physician practice phone number(540) 891-3173       

Board Certifications

Clinical Interests

  • General child neurology
  • Headaches
  • Pediatric multiple sclerosis
  • Teaching

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