Vijaya Rao, MD

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Assistant Professor of Medicine

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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Vijaya Rao, MD, cares for patients with a variety of digestive diseases, and specializes in celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer screening and gastroenterologic issues in women. She researches the ethical implications of invasive procedures and clinical trials.

Dr. Rao serves as the director of student and resident rotations for the section and assists with implementation of the ethics curriculum for gastroenterology fellows.

Specialties

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Residency

  • Loyola University Medical Center

Fellowship

  • University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2011

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

Languages Spoken

  • English

Adult GI with Dr. Vijaya Rao: Things You're Too Embarrassed to Ask a Doctor

Things You’re Too Embarrassed To Ask A Doctor is UChicago Medicine’s podcast dedicated to answering some of the most searched medical questions on the Internet. What does it mean if poop is green? This episode, general gastroenterologist Dr. Vijaya Rao explains the source of some questions people have in the bathroom.