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P. Kumar Rao, MD

Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Specialty Areas

Retina
Ophthalmology, Retina
Ocular Oncology
Diabetic Retinopathy
Uveitis

Board Certifications

Ophthalmology

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Referral Information

Referred by Self or Referring Physician

Areas of Clinical Interest

Diabetic retinopathy, macular surgery, macular holes, macular pucker, age-related macular degeneration, vitreous substitutes, retinal detachments, uveitis.

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Eye Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: C
Floor: 12
Office Phone: 314-362-EYES
Fax: 314-362-3725

Center for Advanced Medicine - South County

5201 Midamerica Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63129

Suite: 2500
Office Phone: 314-273-0020
Fax: 314-842-2316

Education

Education

Fellowship: Ophthalmic Pathology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2002
Fellowship: Vitreoretinal Diseases, Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2001
Chief Resident: Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1999
Residency: Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1999
Medical Degree: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 1995
B.A.: Biology, University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, California 1991

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Extramedullary Relapse of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Presenting as a Large Serous Retinal Detachment.
Green W, Rao PK, Harocopos GJ
Ocul Oncol Pathol. 2017 Jul; 3(2)95-100. doi: 10.1159/000450858.

PMID:
    28868277
    [PubMed]
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MRI-based treatment planning and dose delivery verification for intraocular melanoma brachytherapy.
Zoberi JE, Garcia-Ramirez J, Hedrick S, Rodriguez V, Bertelsman CG, Mackey S, Hu Y, Gach HM, Rao PK, Grigsby PW
Brachytherapy. 2017 Aug 14; pii: S1538-4721(17)30411-7. doi: 10.1016/j.brachy.2017.07.011.

PMID:
    28818442
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Enhancer-Mediated Oncogenic Function of the Menin Tumor Suppressor in Breast Cancer.
Dreijerink KM, Groner AC, Vos ES, Font-Tello A, Gu L, Chi D, Reyes J, Cook J, Lim E, Lin CY, de Laat W, Rao PK, Long HW, Brown M
Cell Rep. 2017 Mar 7; 18(10)2359-2372. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2017.02.025.

PMID:
    28273452
    [PubMed - in process]
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Fibrous Dysplasia versus Juvenile Ossifying Fibroma: A Dilemma.
Nair SN, Kini R, Rao PK, Bhandarkar GP, Kashyp RR, Rai M, Naik N, Santhosh A
Case Rep Dent. 2016; 20166439026. doi: 10.1155/2016/6439026.

PMID:
    28101383
    [PubMed]
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Kinetics and Mechanistic Investigations of Atmospheric Oxidation of HFO-1345fz by OH Radical: Insights from Theory.
Rao PK, Gejji SP
J Phys Chem A. 2017 Jan 26; 121(3)595-607. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpca.6b11312.

PMID:
    28026954
    [PubMed - in process]
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Cocaine Abuse: An Unusual Association.
Chaudhary SC, Sawlani KK, Malhotra HS, Apurva, Nanda S, Rao PK
J Assoc Physicians India. 2016 Nov; 64(11)77-79.

PMID:
    27805341
    [PubMed - in process]
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Trends in Testosterone Replacement Therapy Use from 2003 to 2013 among Reproductive-Age Men in the United States.
Rao PK, Boulet SL, Mehta A, Hotaling J, Eisenberg ML, Honig SC, Warner L, Kissin DM, Nangia AK, Ross LS
J Urol. 2017 Apr; 197(4)1121-1126. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2016.10.063.

PMID:
    27789218
    [PubMed - in process]
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Morphological assessment of the retina in uveitis.
Altaweel MM, Gangaputra SS, Thorne JE, Dunn JP, Elner SG, Jaffe GJ, Kim RY, Rao PK, Reed SB, Kempen JH, MUST Research Group.
J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2016 Dec; 6(1)33. doi: 10.1186/s12348-016-0103-2.

PMID:
    27613274
    [PubMed]
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Impaired autophagy in macrophages promotes inflammatory eye disease.
Santeford A, Wiley LA, Park S, Bamba S, Nakamura R, Gdoura A, Ferguson TA, Rao PK, Guan JL, Saitoh T, Akira S, Xavier R, Virgin HW 4th, Apte RS
Autophagy. 2016 Oct 2; 12(10)1876-1885.

PMID:
    27463423
    [PubMed - in process]
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A brushfire in the eye.
Khan M, Rao PK, Rao RC
BMJ. 2016 Jun 30; 353i3075. doi: 10.1136/bmj.i3075.

PMID:
    27363427
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Urinalysis in the Evaluation of Hematuria.
Liu JJ, Jones JS, Rao PK
JAMA. 2016 Jun 28; 315(24)2726-7. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.5050.

PMID:
    27357242
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Oncogenic Deregulation of EZH2 as an Opportunity for Targeted Therapy in Lung Cancer.
Zhang H, Qi J, Reyes JM, Li L, Rao PK, Li F, Lin CY, Perry JA, Lawlor MA, Federation A, De Raedt T, Li YY, Liu Y, Duarte MA, Zhang Y, Herter-Sprie GS, Kikuchi E, Carretero J, Perou CM, Reibel JB, Paulk J, Bronson RT, Watanabe H, Brainson CF, Kim CF, Hammerman PS, Brown M, Cichowski K, Long H, Bradner JE, Wong KK
Cancer Discov. 2016 Sep; 6(9)1006-21. doi: 10.1158/2159-8290.CD-16-0164.

PMID:
    27312177
    [PubMed - in process]
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HyCCAPP as a tool to characterize promoter DNA-protein interactions in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Guillen-Ahlers H, Rao PK, Levenstein ME, Kennedy-Darling J, Perumalla DS, Jadhav AY, Glenn JP, Ludwig-Kubinski A, Drigalenko E, Montoya MJ, Göring HH, Anderson CD, Scalf M, Gildersleeve HI, Cole R, Greene AM, Oduro AK, Lazarova K, Cesnik AJ, Barfknecht J, Cirillo LA, Gasch AP, Shortreed MR, Smith LM, Olivier M
Genomics. 2016 Jun; 107(6)267-73. doi: 10.1016/j.ygeno.2016.05.002.

PMID:
    27184763
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Dissociations of the Fluocinolone Acetonide Implant: The Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial and Follow-up Study.
Holbrook JT, Sugar EA, Burke AE, Vitale AT, Thorne JE, Davis JL, Jabs DA, Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial Research Group.
Am J Ophthalmol. 2016 Apr; 16429-36. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2015.12.028.

PMID:
    26748056
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Response and resistance to BET bromodomain inhibitors in triple-negative breast cancer.
Shu S, Lin CY, He HH, Witwicki RM, Tabassum DP, Roberts JM, Janiszewska M, Huh SJ, Liang Y, Ryan J, Doherty E, Mohammed H, Guo H, Stover DG, Ekram MB, Brown J, D'Santos C, Krop IE, Dillon D, McKeown M, Ott C, Qi J, Ni M, Rao PK, Duarte M, Wu SY, Chiang CM, Anders L, Young RA, Winer E, Letai A, Barry WT, Carroll JS, Long H, Brown M, Liu XS, Meyer CA, Bradner JE, Polyak K
Nature. 2016 Jan 21; 529(7586)413-417. doi: 10.1038/nature16508.

PMID:
    26735014
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Outcomes in Eyes with Retinal Angiomatous Proliferation in the Comparison of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials (CATT).
Daniel E, Shaffer J, Ying GS, Grunwald JE, Martin DF, Jaffe GJ, Maguire MG, Comparison of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials (CATT) Research Group.
Ophthalmology. 2016 Mar; 123(3)609-16. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2015.10.034.

PMID:
    26681392
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Factors Predicting Visual Acuity Outcome in Intermediate, Posterior, and Panuveitis: The Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial.
Kempen JH, Van Natta ML, Altaweel MM, Dunn JP, Jabs DA, Lightman SL, Thorne JE, Holbrook JT, Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial Research Group.
Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Dec; 160(6)1133-1141.e9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2015.09.017.

PMID:
    26386159
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Quality of Life and Risks Associated with Systemic Anti-inflammatory Therapy versus Fluocinolone Acetonide Intraocular Implant for Intermediate Uveitis, Posterior Uveitis, or Panuveitis: Fifty-four-Month Results of the Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment Trial and Follow-up Study.
Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial Follow-up Study Research Group.
Ophthalmology. 2015 Oct; 122(10)1976-86. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2015.06.043.

PMID:
    26298718
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Benefits of Systemic Anti-inflammatory Therapy versus Fluocinolone Acetonide Intraocular Implant for Intermediate Uveitis, Posterior Uveitis, and Panuveitis: Fifty-four-Month Results of the Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial and Follow-up Study.
Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial Research Group., Kempen JH, Altaweel MM, Drye LT, Holbrook JT, Jabs DA, Sugar EA, Thorne JE
Ophthalmology. 2015 Oct; 122(10)1967-75. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2015.06.042.

PMID:
    26298715
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Case-based, team-based learning: a novel method for teaching orofacial syndromology to dental undergraduate students.
Shetty SR, Babu GS, Castelino R, Hegde S, Rao PK, Kishor S
Educ Health (Abingdon). 2015 Jan-Apr; 28(1)112-3. doi: 10.4103/1357-6283.161957.

PMID:
    26261130
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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