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Santosh Rao, MD

Santosh Rao, MD

(4.8) , 11 Reviews

Office Locations

University Hospitals (7 mi.)

3723 Park East Dr
Beachwood, OH 44122

UH Seidman Mentor Health Center (20 mi.)

9485 Mentor Ave
Ste 3
Mentor, OH 44060

Biography: Santosh Rao, MD


  • Genitourinary Oncology
  • Integrative Oncology

Certifications & Memberships

  • Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine


Fellowship | Hematology/Oncology
Hematology/Oncology - UH Case Medical Center (2010 - 2013)

Fellowship | Integrative Medicine
Integrative Medicine - University Of Arizona Medical Center (2005 - 2006)

Residency | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - University Of California San Diego Medical Center (2000 - 2003)

Medical Education
University Of Michigan Medical Center/University Of Michigan Health System (2000)

University Of Michigan (1996)

Patient Experience Reviews

4.8 out of 5
- based on 67 Ratings

Entire staff and experience was positive! Top notch caregivers!!




Dr. Rao is, perhaps, the kindest, most compassionate medical provider I have EVER dealt with. While he was not the doctor I needed to see, he was definitely the person I needed to see. Dr. Rao referred me to a urologist in the UH system, but was most caring about listening to my condition and concerns and explaining what the appropriate next step is. I hope to never have to use him as an oncologist, but will continue my relationship with him as an integrative specialist. Dr. Rao has renewed my faith in the medical system as I see him as a true health care provider and not simply a prescription writer. Thank you, Dr. Rao!


Dr Rao is an excellent Healthcare provider, compassionate, knowledgeable, and communicative. I feel fortunate to be in his program and in his care


Dr Rao is a knowledgeable and communicative Healthcare professional, he has been extremely helpful to me


Excellent physician, knowledgeable and empathetic


Dr Rao has a good demeanor, I feel comfortable with his care. I appreciate that he also listens to my concerns.


Dr.Rao was very understanding, kind and helpful.


Excellent experience. Dr Rao is very professional, knowledgeable and compassionate


Everything was great


Excellent consultation

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Industry Relationships

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.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, Santosh Rao did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.