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

Education

Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Additional Education

  • Residency: Loyola University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2011

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

Languages Spoken

  • English