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Siddhartha Rao, MD, RPVI

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WakeMed Heart & Vascular – General & Interventional Cardiology
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WakeMed Cary Hospital
WakeMed Raleigh Campus
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Office Location
Heart & Vascular - Six Forks
3324 Six Forks Road
Suite 3324
Raleigh, NC 27609
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Office Location
Heart & Vascular - Garner
400 US Highway 70 East
WakeMed Garner Healthplex, Suite 200
Garner, NC 27529
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Office Location
Heart & Vascular - Cary
600 New Waverly Place
Suite 201
Cary, NC 27518
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Coronary and Peripheral Interventions along with Radiofrequency Ablation of Venous Disease and Mechanical Thrombectomy of Acute Deep Venous Thrombosis
Medical School
The Jawahar Lal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research in Pondicherry, India
Wayne State University in Detroit
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Siddhartha (Sid) Rao is a cardiologist who specializes in both coronary and peripheral vascular interventions. His clinical practice includes advanced peripheral artery interventions and critical limb ischemia care, deep and superficial venous interventions and complex coronary interventions via transradial access.

Originally from Hyderabad, India, Dr. Rao earned his medical degree from the Jawahar Lal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research in Pondicherry, India, which is listed as an Institute of National Importance by India’s Parliament. While in medical school he received Certificate of Academic Honor awards in anatomy, pathology, microbiology, ophthalmology and otorhinolaryngology.

He completed his residency in internal medicine and his chief medical residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He completed a cardiovascular fellowship and an interventional cardiology fellowship at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH).

Dr. Rao is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology and vascular ultrasound. He is a registered physician in vascular interpretation (RPVI) and also recognized by the American Board of Vascular Medicine Diplomates in vascular medicine and endovascular medicine. He is a principal investigator for multiple coronary and peripheral intervention trials at WakeMed.

Dr. Rao has published articles in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology and Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology (PACE).

Dr. Rao, his wife, who is also a physician, and their son live in Cary.

Honors and Rewards
Dr. Rao has received or been responsible for multiple honors and awards, including:

-PRC Excellence in Healthcare Award for his excellent care and service to patients
-Outstanding Faculty Award and Gems of Service Award while working for the state of North Carolina.
-WakeMed's recognition as a CLI Center of Excellence by CLI Global
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