Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Vamshi K Rao, MBBS

Vamshi K Rao, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neurology)

Focus of Work

Bio

My clinical interests are in pediatric neuromuscular disorders that include, but are not limited to, spinal muscular atrophy, muscular dystrophy, myasthenia and neuropathy. Running collaborative clinical trials and identifying biomarkers with good reliability and validity characteristics has been a primary focus.

Academic Focus

Evolving the field of neuromuscular education at all levels of training, including pediatrics, neurology and neuromuscular medicine. Medical student understanding of non medical barriers to medical care and social determinants of health.

Clinical Focus

Developing natural history databases and bio-banking initiatives for pediatric neuromuscular medicine.

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Education and Certification

  • MBBS: B.J. Medical College, Medicine and Surgery (2000)
  • MS: University of Tennessee, Biomedical Engineering (2003)
  • Internship: Stroger Cook County Hospital, Pediatrics (2009)
  • Residency: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois), Child Neurology (2013)
  • Fellowship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois), Neuromuscular Medicine (2014)

Contact

312/227-3550

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box 51
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611