Rajesh C. Rao


Rajesh C. Rao, MD

Dr. Rao has been with Children’s Eye Care since 1997. He is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and section Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Wayne State University. His primary hospital affiliations include Children’s Hospital of Michigan, William Beaumont Hospital and St. Joseph Mercy-Oakland. He practices comprehensive pediatric ophthalmology, with special interests in the management of pediatric and adult strabismus as well as double vision.

He is active in the teaching of ophthalmology residents and fellows, as well as pediatricians and other physicians in the community. He participates in clinical research projects, including national multi-center trials. He has been recognized as a Top Doc by Hour Detroit and Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. He is a member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Rao and his wife have two children. He enjoys playing tennis, golf and card games. He’s also an avid football fan and a proud University of Michigan alumnus. His favorite cartoon character is Wile E. Coyote.



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Bachelor’s Degree
Biomedical Studies (Interflex Program), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Medical School
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute (Ophthalmology), Los Angeles, CA

University of Wisconsin (Pediatric Ophthalmology), Madison, WI


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Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI

St Joseph Mercy Oakland, Pontiac, MI

William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI


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