Jefferson University Hospitals

Provider Profile

Vijay M. Rao, MD

Jefferson University Physician

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

Radiology - Neurologic & Ear, Nose & Throat

Make An Appointment

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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

Jefferson physicians accept most health insurance plans, including those listed below. However, plan acceptance may vary by practice and may be subject to change. If you have questions about whether a specific physician accepts your insurance, please contact your insurance company.

Insurances Accepted

  • CorVel
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HumanaChoicePPO,Medicare,GoldPlusHMO

Recent Publications

Comparative Trends in Utilization of MRI and Ultrasound to Evaluate Nonspine Joint Disease 2003 to 2015

The Percent Share of All Medicare Payments to Physicians That Is Attributable to Noninvasive Diagnostic Imaging

Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement and Retrieval Rates among Radiologists and Nonradiologists

Reducing Inappropriate Use of Diagnostic Imaging Through the Choosing Wisely Initiative

The Recent Losses in Medicare Imaging Revenues Experienced by Radiologists, Cardiologists, and Other Physicians

After nearly a decade of rapid growth, use and complexity of imaging declined, 2008-14

Utilization Trends in Noncardiac Thoracic Imaging, 2002-2014

Recent Trends in Imaging Use in Hospital Settings: Implications for Future Planning

The Effect of the Controversial US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations on the Use of Screening Mammography

Marketing a Radiology Practice

Factors That Will Determine Future Utilization Trends in Diagnostic Imaging

Provider Distribution Changes in Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry in the Medicare Population Over the Past Decade

Recent Trends in Imaging for Suspected Coronary Artery Disease: What Is the Best Approach?

Vascular Ultrasound and Noninvasive Physiological Testing for Peripheral Arterial Disease: Are These Tests Being Overused?

Vertebral Augmentation after Recent Randomized Controlled Trials: A New Rise in Kyphoplasty Volumes

Trends in outpatient MRI seem to reflect recent reimbursement cuts

The Shift in Outpatient Advanced Imaging from Private Offices to Hospital Facilities

Have CT and MR angiography replaced catheter angiography in diagnosing peripheral arterial disease?

Trends in use of percutaneous versus open surgical drainage of abdominal abscesses

Relative Roles of Radiologists and Other Physicians in Percutaneous Endovascular Neurointerventions