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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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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