Dr. Arati V. Rao MD Hematologist

Dr. Arati V. Rao is a hematologist in Durham, North Carolina. She is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke University Hospital. She received her medical degree from B.J. Medical College - University of Pune and has been in practice for 18 years. Dr. Rao accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 6 doctors at Duke Raleigh Hospital and one of 88 at Duke University Hospital who specialize in Hematology. She also speaks multiple languages, including Hindi/Urdu, French, Marathi, Kannada and Gujarati.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Hematologist: Hematologic Oncology

Clinical Interests: AML, Geriatric-Oncology, Lymphoid Leukemia, Frailty, Cytokines, Fatigue, CML, Myeloid Leukemia

Hospital Affiliation

Duke Raleigh Hospital

Duke University Hospital
Ranked #18 in Cancer

Education & Medical Training

University of Rochester
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1997 - 1998

Duke University Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1998 - 2000

Duke University Hospital
Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology, 2000 - 2002

Duke University Hospital
Fellowship, Geriatric Medicine, 2002 - 2003

B.J. Medical College - University of Pune
Class of 1996


Other Training, Biology, 1990

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Family Medicine

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Sports Medicine

FL State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Travel award for junior faculty, IACRLRD Meeting
2009

Wendell Rosse M.D. Teaching Award, Duke University Medical Center Hematology-Oncology Fellows for Excellence in Teaching
2007

Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology
2002

Distinction in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology. Awarded to student with highest examination results in the field, B.J. Medical College, India
1994

Publications & Presentations

Re-induction therapy decisions based on day 14 bone marrow biopsy in acute myeloid leukemia
Morris TA, DeCastro CM, Diehl LF, Gockerman JP, Lagoo AS, Li Z, Moore JO, Rizzieri DA, Rao AV 2013 1 1

Are Results of Targeted Gene Sequencing Ready to Be Used for Clinical Decision Making for Patients with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia?
Rao AV and Smith BD 2013 1 1

Phase I Study of Dose Dense Induction and Consolidation with Gemtuzumab Ozogamicin and High Dose Cytarabine in Older Adults with AML
Rao AV, Rizzieri DA, DeCastro CM, Diehl LF, Lagoo AS, Moore JO, Gockerman JP 2012 1 1

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Horizon BCBS Direct Access
  • Horizon BCBS HMO
  • Horizon BCBS POS
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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