Vamshi Kodipelli Rao

  • 235 Citations
20042020

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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

Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of Viltolarsen in Boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Amenable to Exon 53 Skipping: A Phase 2 Randomized Clinical Trial

Clemens, P. R., Rao, V. K., Connolly, A. M., Harper, A. D., Mah, J. K., Smith, E. C., McDonald, C. M., Zaidman, C. M., Morgenroth, L. P., Osaki, H., Satou, Y., Yamashita, T. & Hoffman, E. P., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : JAMA Neurology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 3 Scopus citations

    Spinal muscular atrophy care in the COVID-19 pandemic era

    Veerapandiyan, A., Connolly, A. M., Finkel, R. S., Arya, K., Mathews, K. D., Smith, E. C., Castro, D., Butterfield, R. J., Parsons, J. A., Servais, L., Kuntz, N., Rao, V. K., Brandsema, J. F., Mercuri, E. & Ciafaloni, E., Jul 1 2020, In : Muscle and Nerve. 62, 1, p. 46-49 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Scopus citations

    The care of patients with Duchenne, Becker, and other muscular dystrophies in the COVID-19 pandemic

    Veerapandiyan, A., Wagner, K. R., Apkon, S., McDonald, C. M., Mathews, K. D., Parsons, J. A., Wong, B. L., Eichinger, K., Shieh, P. B., Butterfield, R. J., Rao, V. K., Smith, E. C., Proud, C. M., Connolly, A. M. & Ciafaloni, E., Jul 1 2020, In : Muscle and Nerve. 62, 1, p. 41-45 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Scopus citations

    Transforaminal Intrathecal Access for Injection of Nusinersen in Adult and Pediatric Patients with Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    Shokuhfar, T., Abdalla, R. N., Hurley, M. C., Nazari, P., Ansari, S. A., Ajroud-Driss, S., Kuntz, N., Azmi, S., Rao, V. & Shaibani, A., Apr 1 2020, In : Journal of Pediatric Neurology. 18, 2, p. 88-94 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    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

  • 4 Scopus citations