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Aruna Rao, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Aruna S Rao, M.B.B.S., M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
Female

Expertise

Hydrocephalus, Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension, Neurology, Pseudotumor Cerebri ...read more

Research Interests

Headache and sleep disorders; pseudotumor cerebri and sleep apnea ...read more

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410-550-2243

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Locations

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-2243
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-2243
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-6626

Background

Dr. Aruna Rao is a board-certified neurologist with additional board certifications in headache and sleep medicine. Dr. Rao completed her Neurology residency at Johns Hopkins school of medicine followed by a fellowship in Sleep medicine.

She sees patients at the headache center, cerebro spinal fluid (CSF) disorders center and sleep disorders center, which are located at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She specializes in all headache disorders including migraine, cluster, tension headaches, trigeminal neuralgia and facial pain. Dr. Rao is currently not accepting new patients.

In the CSF Disorders Center she evaluates patients with pseudotumor cerebri and other CSF disorders. In the sleep disorders center she sees patients with sleep apnea, insomnia, hypersomnolence disorders and movement disorders associated with sleep like restless leg syndrome.

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes

Education

Degrees

  • MBBS; PSG Institute of Medical Science and Research (1997)

Residencies

  • Psychiatry; Cabrini Medical Center (2003)
  • Neurology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2011)

Fellowships

  • Child Psychiatry; Cambridge Hospital (2005)
  • Neurology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2013)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry) (2005)
  • American Board of Psychiatry And Neurology (Neurology) (2011)
  • American Board of Psychiatry And Neurology (Psychiatry) (2004)
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Sleep Medicine) (2013)
  • United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Neurology) (2014)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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A step out of the dark: improving the sleep medicine knowledge of trainees.

Salas RE, Gamaldo A, Collop NA, Gulyani S, Hsu M, David PM, Rao A, Gamaldo CE.

Sleep Med. 2013 Jan;14(1):105-8. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2012.09.013. Epub 2012 Nov 3.

PMID: 23127578

 

Periodontal disease in pregnancy is a risk factor for preeclampsia.

Shetty M, Shetty PK, Ramesh A, Thomas B, Prabhu S, Rao A.

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2010 May;89(5):718-21. doi: 10.3109/00016341003623738.

PMID: 20196677

 

Concentration dependent aggregation properties of chlorhexidine salts.

Zeng P, Zhang G, Rao A, Bowles W, Wiedmann TS.

Int J Pharm. 2009 Feb 9;367(1-2):73-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2008.09.031. Epub 2008 Sep 25.

PMID: 18926892

 

Solubility properties of chlorhexidine salts.

Zeng P, Rao A, Wiedmann TS, Bowles W.

Drug Dev Ind Pharm. 2009 Feb;35(2):172-6. doi: 10.1080/03639040802220318 .

PMID: 18785046

 

Cross-sectional population-based study of knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding HIV/AIDS in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka, India.

Meundi AD, Amma A, Rao A, Shetty S, Shetty AK.

J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care (Chic). 2008 Jan-Feb;7(1):27-34. Epub 2007 Jun 6.

PMID: 17554143

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