Rao, Atul MD

Atul Rao, MD FACS
CO-Director, Aortic Center
Associate Program Director, Vascular Fellowship
Attending Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
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947 49th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
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Atul Rao, MD FACS


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Dr. Atul Rao is a vascular surgeon in the Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Rao completed his general surgery training at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia before pursuing his vascular surgery fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  He then returned to Thomas Jefferson University, where he was Assistant Professor of Surgery before joining the faculty at Maimonides, where he in addition serves as Co-Director of the Aortic Center. Dr. Rao is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). 

Diseases of the aortic and thoracic and abdominal aorta
Aorta and peripheral artery disease


Conditions Treated
Dr. Rao treats a wide variety of conditions including:

  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Aortic aneurysms and dissections
  • Carotid artery occlusive disease
  • Mesenteric and renal artery occlusive disease
  • Creation of fistulas for hemodialysis
  • Venous diseases of the lower extremities

Treatments and Procedures
Dr. Rao offers a number of treatments and procedures including:

  • Open and endovascular aneurysm repair
  • Endovascular treatment of peripheral arterial disease with balloons and stents
  • Lower extremity bypass surgery
  • Carotid endarterectomy and stents
  • Creation of AV fistulas and access for dialysis
  • Endovenous laser therapy of varicose veins


Dr. Rao is involved in clinical research, having published regarding several different topics in the field of vascular surgery.  In addition, he is actively participating in and locally leading several clinical research trials.
Medical Education:
Medical School:
UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Board Certification:
General Surgery
Vascular Surgery

Department and Division:
  • Surgery
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947 49th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219

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