Ajit Rao
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Ajit Rao, MD

Vascular Surgery

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Dr. Rao is a board-certified vascular surgeon with expertise in both minimally invasive endovascular and open surgery techniques. He treats a broad range of vascular disease, including aortic aneurysms, dissections, peripheral vascular disease, varicose veins, carotid artery disease, dialysis access, and diabetic foot ulcers.

Dr. Rao graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rochester with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa national honors society. He then attended the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where he graduated in the top quartile with a distinction in research and was awarded the prestigious Dr. Arthur H. Aufses Sr. Prize in Surgery. Dr. Rao continued his training at Mount Sinai where he completed his residency in the integrated vascular surgery program.

Dr. Rao is the Director of Vascular Surgery Research. He has co-authored multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts and has traveled extensively to present his research at many national meetings. Additionally, he holds memberships in multiple regional and national vascular societies. His research focus includes lower extremity limb salvage and treatments for aortic aneurysms. 

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Surgery, Vascular Surgery, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology
Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Morningside
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • The Derfner Foundation Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Mount Sinai Brooklyn
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
  • Mount Sinai West