Vamshi Kodipelli Rao

  • 213 Citations

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Research Interests

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.

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.

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

Training Experience

2009Internship, Stroger Cook County Hospital
2013Residency, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois)
2014Fellowship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois)

Education/Academic qualification

MS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

… → 2003

MBBS, B.J. Medical College

… → 2000

Research interests

  • EMG
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy

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Research Output

PIGQ glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored protein deficiency: Characterizing the phenotype

Starr, L. J., Spranger, J. W., Rao, V. K., Lutz, R. & Yetman, A. T., Jul 2019, In : American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A. 179, 7, p. 1270-1275 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations
  • Myasthenia gravis

    Bharucha-Goebel, D., Cirillo, M. & Rao, VK., 2018, 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. Cabana, MD. (ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer, p. 616-617

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Weakness in the ICU

    Hong, SJ. & Rao, VK., 2018, The PICU Handbook. Rozenfeld, RA. (ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill, p. 319-328

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter