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Member Spotlight – Vijay Rao, MD

ASHNR Member Spotlight Questionnaire

Name & Credentials (MD, DO, MBBS, etc.): Vijay Rao, MD

Professional Title(s): Senior Vice President, Enterprise Radiology and Imaging, Jefferson Health

David C. Levin Professor and Chair, Thomas Jefferson University

Institution or Practice: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Where did you complete the following?:

Undergraduate: Delhi University, India

Medical School: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Radiology Residency: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship(s):  None. Two sabbaticals (6 months each) at University of Pennsylvania

# Years in Practice: 42 years # Years as ASHNR member: 37 years

Primary research, clinical, or educational interest(s):

TMJ imaging, Sinus imaging, Temporal Bone/Skull base

What do you look forward to most about the ASHNR Annual Meeting?

Seeing friends, catching up, watching young talent blossom, a quick refresher

Do you have a particular ASHNR member or mentor that you admire (and why)?

Too many to count!!!  Such a dynamic and talented group!!!

It’s a family that keeps growing and brings joy!!!

What is your favorite (anatomic) part of the head & neck?

Love temporal bone and skull base

What was your childhood dream job?

To be an electronics engineer! But the engineers in my family (my brothers) said it was not for girls. So I went to medical school. No regrets though. My passions have converged by being in a field that is so technologically advanced.

What is one thing people might be surprised to know about you?   

I love dancing, took dancing lessons – Latin and ballroom dancing.  Music is uplifting and a glass of wine makes it more fun.