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Aravind Rao, MD

  • Specialty: Cardiology, Cardiology: Interventional Cardiology, Cardiology: Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiology: Peripheral Vascular Cardiology

Hospital Affiliations



  • Medical School: Kasturba Medical College
  • Residency: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Fellowship: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine


  •  Chief Fellow, Department of Cardiology, Univ of Arkansas – 2008-2009 
  • The George L. Ackerman award for “Outstanding Intern in Internal Medicine," University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (2003- 2004) 
  • Member, Residency Review Committee, Department of Medicine, University of Arkansas (2003-2006) 
  • Ranked among the top 0.1% in basic science in an all India based examination in 1993, conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education)


  • Articles published in both The Journal of The American College of Cardiology and Circulation

Professional Societies/Memberships:

  • Member of the American College of Cardiology, Arkansas Medical Society and the Pulaski County Medical Society

TAVR Gives Heart Patients Less Invasive Choice for Treatment

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) offers heart patients a less invasive treatment option than open heart surgery.

Q&A: TAVR with Dr. Aravind Rao

Severe aortic stenosis is a serious heart valve disease that restricts normal blood flow to the entire body. Your lungs, brain and body don’t get the oxygen-rich blood they need to function.

KTHV Follows Ronald Evans' Heart Surgery Journey

Ronald Evans is out and gardening again thanks to his heart surgery. His primary care physician caught a heart murmur, and Dr. Aravind Rao performed a life saving surgery.

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