Arati V. Rao, MD, Oncology, Durham, NC, Duke Raleigh Hospital

Arati V.RaoMD

Oncology Durham, NC

Hematologic Oncology

Associate Professor, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine

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  • I am a board certified, dual fellowship trained, geriatric-oncologist. I specialize in the care of elderly patients with hematologic malignancy, in particular Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Education & Training

  • Duke University HospitalFellowship, Geriatric Medicine, 2002 - 2003
  • Duke University HospitalFellowship, Hematology/Oncology, 2000 - 2002
  • Duke University HospitalResidency, Internal Medicine, 1998 - 2000
  • University of RochesterInternship, Internal Medicine, 1997 - 1998
  • B.J. Medical College - University of PuneClass of 1996
  • Fergusson CollegeHSC, Biology, With Honors, 1990

Certifications & Licensure

  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License Current

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Travel award for junior faculty IACRLRD Meeting, 2009
  • Wendell Rosse M.D. Teaching Award Duke University Medical Center Hematology-Oncology Fellows for Excellence in Teaching, 2007
  • Merit Award American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2002
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Re-induction therapy decisions based on day 14 bone marrow biopsy in acute myeloid leukemia  
    Morris TA, DeCastro CM, Diehl LF, Gockerman JP, Lagoo AS, Li Z, Moore JO, Rizzieri DA, Rao AV, Leukemia Research, 1/1/2013
  • Phase I Study of Dose Dense Induction and Consolidation with Gemtuzumab Ozogamicin and High Dose Cytarabine in Older Adults with AML  
    Rao AV, Rizzieri DA, DeCastro CM, Diehl LF, Lagoo AS, Moore JO, Gockerman JP, Journal of Geriatric Oncology, 1/1/2012
  • Role of pain medications, consultants, and other services in the improved pain control of elderly cancer patients in the geriatric evaluation and management units (GEM...  
    Nipp R, Sloane R, Rao AV, Schmader K, Cohen HJ, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 1/1/2012
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  • KTE-X19, an Anti-CD19 Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T Cell Therapy, in Patients (Pts) With Relapsed/Refractory (R/R) Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL): Results of the Phase...
    Arati V. Rao, 61st Annual American Society of Hematology Meeting, Orlando, FL, 12/7/2019

Grant Support

  • NIH Clinical Oncology Research Career Development Program.National Institute of Aging2012–2014
  • NIH Clinical Oncology Research K12 Career Development Program.National Institute of Health (NIH)2009–2011

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Hindi, French, Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati, Urdu

Hospital Affiliations