Board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, Dr. Latha Rao joined Valley
Children’s Hospital in September 2013 as a pediatric hematologist/oncologist.
Her areas of clinical interest include sickle cell disease and bleeding disorders.
Dr. Rao has presented on various topics in her field. She is a member of several
professional societies, including the American Society of Hematology, and
American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.
An active member of the community, Dr. Rao has volunteered for projects in
India ranging from immunization programs in which she provided door-to-door
education to families and free health checks for children in underserved
areas, to evaluating and managing pediatric patients with developmental and
mental health disorders in India. She also has helped educate pediatricians on
resources for families and children with developmental needs, and volunteered
at workshops for autism and adolescent education, in Michigan.
Dr. Rao received her medical degree from Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara
Medical College in Mysore, India. She did her residencies in general surgery
at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan, and in
pediatrics at William Beaumont Hospital, in Royal Oak, Michigan. She completed
her fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at Children’s Hospital of
Michigan, Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center.
Dr. Rao is fluent in Hindi and Kannada
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her children, reading and dancing.
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