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Prashant N. Rao, MD

Anesthesiology
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About Dr. Rao

Dr. Prashant Rao is a board certified  Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist at Hospital for Special Surgery. After receiving his medical degree at New York University School of Medicine, he then pursued internship and residency training in anesthesiology at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical College, followed by additional fellowship training in Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery. At the conclusion of fellowship training, Dr. Rao received the HSS Attending Anesthesiologists' Award for Clinical Excellence. His clinical interests include enhanced recovery after orthopedic surgery and ambulatory total joint arthroplasty.

Departments

Special Expertise

Regional anesthesiology

Insurance

If your insurance is not listed, please call our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. If you have out-of-network benefits, then your insurance may reimburse you for a portion of your office visit. We will work with you and your insurance to minimize your out-of-pocket costs. Financial assistance may be available for patients in need.

Credentials

Appointments

Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Instructor in Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College

Affiliations

American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Regional Anesthesia
New York State Society of Anesthesiologists

Awards

Attending Anesthesiologists' Award for Clinical Excellence, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2022-2023

Education

Medical: New York University School of Medicine, 2018
Internship: New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, 2018-2019
Residency: New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, 2019-2022
Fellowship: Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2022-2023

State Licensure

Languages

English

For My Patients

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Surgical Locations

Dr. Rao is credentialed at the following locations:

Publications by Dr. Rao

Patient Education

Selected Journal Articles

Research

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

As of August 14, 2023, Dr. Rao reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.