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Maya K. Rao, MD

Board Certifications: 
Nephrology, Internal Medicine
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(212) 305-3273
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(212) 305-3273

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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Dialysis

Education & Training

  • MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
  • Internship: Oregon Health & Science University Hospital
  • Residency: Oregon Health Science University Hospital
  • Fellowship: Oregon Health Science University Hospital

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow Teaching Award - given by internal medicine residents for the best teaching by a fellow, 2007
  • National Kidney Foundation Research Fellowship - 2008
  • Family Medicine Non-Departmental Physician Teacher of the Year - 2011
  • Physician of the Year Nominee - NYP/Allen Hospital, 2011
  • Donald W. Reynolds Longitudinal Scholar, Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Mt. Sinai
  • Ewig Teaching Award - Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, 2015

About Maya Rao

Dr. Rao is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at Columbia University, where she has been on the faculty since 2009. She is the Director of the Chronic Kidney Disease Program in the division. Her clinical interests are in pre-dialysis kidney disease and caring for older adults with kidney disease. She runs a geriatric nephrology clinic which focuses on the care of older adults with advanced kidney disease, including initiating a palliative approach for patients who choose to forgo dialysis for active medical management of their kidney disease.

Dr. Rao has previously done work in health care disparities and chronic kidney disease. Her current research interests are in geriatric nephrology. In addition, she is currently funded on a project trying to improve nutrition education to patients prescribed a restricted kidney diet.

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Administrative Positions

  • Director of the Chronic Kidney Disease Program, Columbia University
  • Medical Director of Dialysis, Allen Hospital, New York Presbyterian

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

American Society of Nephrology Geriatric Advisory Committee Member, 2015

Women in Nephrology, American Society of Nephrology, Member

American Geriatric Society, Member

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Female

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Indemnity
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Access (Exchange)
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Indemnity
  • Medicare (Mediblue)
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

POMCO

  • POMCO

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • The Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

VNSNY CHOICE

  • SelectHealth

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Contact & Locations

1
622 West 168th Street
Room PH 4-476
New York, New York 10032
Phone: (212) 305-3273
Fax:
(212) 305-4981
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