Jefferson University Hospitals

Physician Profile

Vijay Rao, MD

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Professor
Chair, Department of Radiology
David C Levin Professor

Radiology - Neurologic & Ear, Nose & Throat

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Office Locations

Gibbon Building, Suite 3350
111 S. 11th Street
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-7264

Medical Services

Board Certifications

  • Radiology
  • Neuroradiology

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Awards and Honors

Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010


  • All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, India, Medical School

Recent Publications

The Choosing Wisely initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation: What will its impact be on radiology practice?

The overuse of diagnostic imaging and the choosing wisely initiative

Radiology report comparator: A novel method to augment resident education

The effect of self-referral on utilization of advanced diagnostic imaging

The lack of growth in use of coronary CT angiography: Is it being appropriately used?

Putting the light (not the heat) back into radiology morbidity and mortality conferences

The value-added services of hospital-based radiology groups

Bending the curve: The recent marked slowdown in growth of noninvasive diagnostic imaging

Trends in utilization rates of the various imaging modalities in emergency departments: Nationwide Medicare data from 2000 to 2008

Geographic variation in the utilization of noninvasive diagnostic imaging: National medicare data, 1998-2007

Diagnostic imaging: The authors respond

Physician orders contribute to high-tech imaging slowdown

How widely is computer-aided detection used in screening and diagnostic mammography?

The Disproportionate Effects of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 on Radiologists' Private Office MRI and CT Practices Compared With Those of Other Physicians

Why the In-Office Ancillary Services Exception to the Stark Laws Needs to Be Changed-And Why Most Physicians (Not Just Radiologists) Should Support That Change

Experience of an Academic Neuroradiology Division Participating in a Utilization Management Program

Recent Payment and Utilization Trends in Radionuclide Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: Comparison Between Self-Referral and Referral to Radiologists

Recent Shifts in Place of Service for Noninvasive Diagnostic Imaging: Have Hospitals Missed an Opportunity?

Endovascular Repair vs Open Surgical Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Comparative Utilization Trends From 2001 to 2006

Same-specialty referrals for imaging compared with referrals to radiologists: Are the data correct?