Dr. Rajesh Rao

Rajesh C. Rao, M.D.

Retina and Uveitis
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Assistant Professor, Pathology

Specialty Interests

Diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous, including retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular disease, ocular trauma, ocular inflammation, macular and submacular surgery, and surgical management of complex retinal detachment

  • Kellogg Eye Center - Ann Arbor
      Retina and Uveitis
      Appointments and Clinical Services: 734-763-5874
      Clinic Fax: 734-232-0865
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  • Academic Office: 734-232-8404
    Academic Office Fax: 734-232-8030
  • Email: rajeshr@med.umich.edu
  • Medical School
    Yale University, 2007
  • Residency
    Ophthalmology
    Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Harvard University, 2011
  • Research Fellowship
    Schepens Eye Research Institute
    Harvard University, 2011
  • Fellowship
    Vitreoretinal Surgery
    Joint Fellowship of Washington University and The Retina Institute, St. Louis, MO (formerly Barnes Retina Institute), 2013

Research Interests

Stem cells for regeneration of retina and central nervous system; epigenetics and chromatin modifying enzymes; age-related macular degeneration; diabetic retinopathy; retinal dystrophies; retinal detachment repair; tumors of the eye. The goal of my research is to use stem cell and epigenetic-based strategies to promote retinal regeneration, reduce scar and tumor formation.

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