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Rao, Vani, MBBS, M.D.

Associate Professor
Director, Brain Injury Program
Director, Behavior Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship Program

Main Office Address

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
5300 Alpha Commons Drive
4th Floor, Suite 444
Baltimore, MD 21224

Phone: 410-550-2288
Fax: 410-550-1407


Research Coordinator

Alyssa Bergey
Phone: 410-550-9022




Madras University



All India Institute of Medical Sciences


Medicine-Psychiatry Internship

University of Virginia-Roanoke Salem Program


Psychiatry Residency

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


Neuropsychiatry Fellowship

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Professional Interests

  • Neuropsychiatry (Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury)
  • Geriatric Psychiatry

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Selected Publications

Rao V, Spiro J, Handel S and Onyike C. Clinical Correlates of Personality Changes Associated with Traumatic brain injury. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2008;20(1):118-9

Rao V, Spiro J, Vaishnavi S, Rastogi P, Mielke M, Noll K, Cornwell E, Schretlen D, Makley: Prevalence and Types of Sleep Disturbances Acutely After Traumatic Brain Injury. Brain Inj. 2008 (5): 381-6.

Vaishnavi S, Rosenblatt A, Rabins P, Lyketsos CG, Crone N, Rao V: Behavioral Neurology & and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship Training:  The Johns Hopkins Model. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2009 21(3):335-41.

Rao V, Rosenberg P, Bertrand M, Salehinia S, Spiro J, Vaishnavi S, Rastogi  P, Kathy Noll, David J Schretlen, Brandt J, Cornwell E, Makley M and Miles QS. Aggression after Traumatic Brain Injury: Prevalence & Correlates. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 2009 21: 420-429

Rao V, Bertrand M, Rosenberg P, Makley M, David J Schretlen, Brandt J, Mielke, M. Predictors of New-Onset Depression after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2010;22(1):100-4.



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