Biography: Goutham Rao, MD
- Chair, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, UH Cleveland Medical Center
- Division Chief, Family Medicine, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
- Chief Clinician Experience Officer, UH Cleveland Medical Center
- Clinical Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Certifications & Memberships
- Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine
Fellowship | Faculty Development
Faculty Development - Upmc St Margaret Hospital (1996 - 1997)
Residency | Family Medicine
Family Medicine - St Joseph's Health Centre (1993 - 1995)
Mcgill University Faculty Of Medicine (1993)
Mcgill University (1989)
Research & Publications
Principal Investigator, UH ADVANCE (Advancing Diagnosis through Validated Analytics and Novel Collaborations for Excellence) Center
Patient Experience Reviews
It was good I have know problem
Wonderful I initially saw Dr. Rao to enter the Fitter Me (R) Weight Loss Program. Everything was more than I expected. I felt very cared for.for the first time in a very long time.
Dr. Rao is an outstanding doctor with a wide range of expertise - informative and caring.
Dr. Rao did some tests and ordered some medicine for me to help with my condition. I wish I would have seen him when I first hurt my ankle.
I felt comfortable with Dr Rao & what help he was offering. Hoping for a positive outcome guided by his program
University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.
UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.
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As of December 31, 2016, Goutham Rao disclosed the following Outside Relationships with Industry:
- - Pfizer Corporation - Ownership