Vamshi Kodipelli Rao

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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)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Biomedical Engineering, MS, University of Tennessee

… → 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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