Raj D. Rao, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Specialty: Spine Surgery
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
(414) 805-7425 | 414-805-7499 fax
Dr. Raj Rao is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He has been Director of Spine Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery since 1999. His special interests include spine surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, surgical management of neck and back disorders, spinal tumors, spine trauma, and spinal deformity. Dr. Rao is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the premier association of Orthopaedic Surgeons internationally.
Dr. Rao has in the past spent many years doing research in spinal and orthopaedic disorders. He was at the Orthopädische Klinik Seepark, Bremerhaven, Germany in 1987-88, at the University of Western Ontario, Canada in 1988-89, and at the Orthopaedic Hospital, Los Angeles, in 1990. He has had numerous papers published in prestigious scientific journals and taught at national and international meetings. His research interests include spinal biomechanics, the biology and mechanics of spinal fusion, and gait analysis in persons with spinal disorders.