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Rakesh Rao, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Newborn Medicine

Specialty Areas

Newborn Medicine - Neonatology
Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine

Board Certifications

Pediatrics
Neonatal / Perinatal Medicine

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Fax: 314-454-4633

Education

Education

Premedical Degree (MBBS): University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India 1992
Fellowship: Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Chandler Hospital, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY 2003
Medical Degree: Pediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India 1996
Residency (Research): Pediatrics, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY 2005

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Programmatic Use of Molecular Xenomonitoring at the Level of Evaluation Units to Assess Persistence of Lymphatic Filariasis in Sri Lanka.
Rao RU, Samarasekera SD, Nagodavithana KC, Punchihewa MW, Dassanayaka TD, P K D G, Ford E, Ranasinghe US, Henderson RH, Weil GJ
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 May; 10(5)e0004722. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004722.

PMID:
    27196431
    [PubMed - in process]
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Enhancing Nephrology Career Interest through the ASN Kidney TREKS Program.
Maursetter LJ, Stern LD, Sozio SM, Patel AB, Rao R, Shah HH, Leight K, Okusa MD, Zeidel ML, Parker MG
J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Mar 29; pii: ASN.2015101086.

PMID:
    27026364
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Intercenter Cost Variation for Perinatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy in the Era of Therapeutic Hypothermia.
Massaro AN, Murthy K, Zaniletti I, Cook N, DiGeronimo R, Dizon ML, Hamrick SE, McKay VJ, Natarajan G, Rao R, Richardson T, Smith D, Mathur AM, Children's Hospital Neonatal Consortium
J Pediatr. 2016 Mar 16; pii: S0022-3476(16)00197-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.02.033.

PMID:
    26995699
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Spontaneous Decoding of the Timing and Content of Human Object Perception from Cortical Surface Recordings Reveals Complementary Information in the Event-Related Potential and Broadband Spectral Change.
Miller KJ, Schalk G, Hermes D, Ojemann JG, Rao RP
PLoS Comput Biol. 2016 Jan; 12(1)e1004660. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004660.

PMID:
    26820899
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Delirium after surgical and transcatheter aortic valve replacement is associated with increased mortality.
Maniar HS, Lindman BR, Escallier K, Avidan M, Novak E, Melby SJ, Damiano MS, Lasala J, Quader N, Rao RS, Lawton J, Moon MR, Helsten D, Pasque MK, Damiano RJ Jr, Zajarias A
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Mar; 151(3)815-823.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.10.114.

PMID:
    26774165
    [PubMed - in process]
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A Bayesian Developmental Approach to Robotic Goal-Based Imitation Learning.
Chung MJ, Friesen AL, Fox D, Meltzoff AN, Rao RP
PLoS One. 2015; 10(11)e0141965. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0141965.

PMID:
    26536366
    [PubMed - in process]
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Treating EEG Seizures in Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Srinivasakumar P, Zempel J, Trivedi S, Wallendorf M, Rao R, Smith B, Inder T, Mathur AM
Pediatrics. 2015 Nov; 136(5)e1302-9. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-3777.

PMID:
    26482675
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Playing 20 Questions with the Mind: Collaborative Problem Solving by Humans Using a Brain-to-Brain Interface.
Stocco A, Prat CS, Losey DM, Cronin JA, Wu J, Abernethy JA, Rao RP
PLoS One. 2015; 10(9)e0137303. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0137303.

PMID:
    26398267
    [PubMed - in process]
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Congenital Acute Myeloid Leukemia with Unique Translocation t(11;19)(q23;p13.3).
Yarbrough CK, Bandt SK, Hurth K, Wambach JA, Rao R, Kulkarni S, White FV, Frater JL, Leonard JR
Cureus. 2015 Jul; 7(7)e289. doi: 10.7759/cureus.289.

PMID:
    26244121
    [PubMed]
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Occupant and Crash Characteristics of Elderly Subjects With Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Injuries After Motor Vehicle Collisions.
Rao RD, Sobel EH, Berry CA, Yoganandan N
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Jan; 41(1)32-8. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001079.

PMID:
    26230541
    [PubMed - in process]
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A comparison of two tests for filarial antigenemia in areas in Sri Lanka and Indonesia with low-level persistence of lymphatic filariasis following mass drug administration.
Yahathugoda TC, Supali T, Rao RU, Djuardi Y, Stefani D, Pical F, Fischer PU, Lloyd MM, Premaratne PH, Weerasooriya MV, Weil GJ
Parasit Vectors. 2015 Jul 15; 8369. doi: 10.1186/s13071-015-0979-y.

PMID:
    26168919
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The physiology of perception in human temporal lobe is specialized for contextual novelty.
Miller KJ, Hermes D, Witthoft N, Rao RP, Ojemann JG
J Neurophysiol. 2015 Jul; 114(1)256-63. doi: 10.1152/jn.00131.2015.

PMID:
    25972581
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Depth of bacterial invasion in resected intestinal tissue predicts mortality in surgical necrotizing enterocolitis.
Remon JI, Amin SC, Mehendale SR, Rao R, Luciano AA, Garzon SA, Maheshwari A
J Perinatol. 2015 Sep; 35(9)755-62. doi: 10.1038/jp.2015.51.

PMID:
    25950918
    [PubMed - in process]
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Design and methodology of SNAP-1: a Sprint National Anaesthesia Project to measure patient reported outcome after anaesthesia.
Moonesinghe SR, Walker EM, Bell M, SNAP-1 Investigator Group
Perioper Med (Lond). 2015; 44. doi: 10.1186/s13741-015-0011-2.

PMID:
    25949810
    [PubMed]
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Cerebrospinal fluid levels of amyloid precursor protein are associated with ventricular size in post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus of prematurity.
Morales DM, Holubkov R, Inder TE, Ahn HC, Mercer D, Rao R, McAllister JP 2nd, Holtzman DM, Limbrick DD Jr
PLoS One. 2015; 10(3)e0115045. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0115045.

PMID:
    25738507
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Comparative proteomic analysis of developing rhizomes of the ancient vascular plant Equisetum hyemale and different monocot species.
Salvato F, Balbuena TS, Nelson W, Rao RS, He R, Soderlund CA, Gang DR, Thelen JJ
J Proteome Res. 2015 Apr 3; 14(4)1779-91. doi: 10.1021/pr501157w.

PMID:
    25716083
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Advancing therapeutic strategies for inherited retinal degeneration: recommendations from the Monaciano Symposium.
Thompson DA, Ali RR, Banin E, Branham KE, Flannery JG, Gamm DM, Hauswirth WW, Heckenlively JR, Iannaccone A, Jayasundera KT, Khan NW, Molday RS, Pennesi ME, Reh TA, Weleber RG, Zacks DN, Monaciano Consortium
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015 Feb 9; 56(2)918-31. doi: 10.1167/iovs.14-16049.

PMID:
    25667399
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Neural correlates of learning in an electrocorticographic motor-imagery brain-computer interface.
Blakely TM, Olson JD, Miller KJ, Rao RP, Ojemann JG
Brain Comput Interfaces (Abingdon). 2014 Jul 1; 1(3-4)147-157.

PMID:
    25599079
    [PubMed]
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A comprehensive assessment of lymphatic filariasis in Sri Lanka six years after cessation of mass drug administration.
Rao RU, Nagodavithana KC, Samarasekera SD, Wijegunawardana AD, Premakumara WD, Perera SN, Settinayake S, Miller JP, Weil GJ
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014; 8(11)e3281. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003281.

PMID:
    25393404
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Short-term outcomes after perinatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy: a report from the Children's Hospitals Neonatal Consortium HIE focus group.
Massaro AN, Murthy K, Zaniletti I, Cook N, DiGeronimo R, Dizon M, Hamrick SE, McKay VJ, Natarajan G, Rao R, Smith D, Telesco R, Wadhawan R, Asselin JM, Durand DJ, Evans JR, Dykes F, Reber KM, Padula MA, Pallotto EK, Short BL, Mathur AM
J Perinatol. 2015 Apr; 35(4)290-6. doi: 10.1038/jp.2014.190.

PMID:
    25393081
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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