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Dr. Rao is a St. Louis native who received his medical degree at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He trained in general surgery at St. Louis University and completed a vascular surgical fellowship at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Rao is board-certified in both general and vascular surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is the founder and president of Midwest Vascular and General Surgery, Inc. and Complete Vein Center of St. Louis. He is the medical director of the Missouri Baptist Medical Center Vascular Laboratory. Dr. Rao has practiced general and vascular surgery for twenty years. He has special interests in advanced endovascular surgery of the aorta, carotid and peripheral arteries. He holds a license in Missouri and Illinois.

Ricardo Rao, M.D., F.A.C.S | Board Certified General & Vascular Surgeon​

Specialties Include:

Current Positions


Surgeon and President

Midwest Vascular & General Surgery

Complete Vein Center of St. Louis

3023 North Ballas Road, Suite 210D


Medical Director 

Vascular Laboratory - Missouri Baptist Medical Center

3015 N. Ballas Road

St. Louis, MO 63131


Associate Professor of Surgery

Washington University School of Medicine - Barnes Hospital

1 Barnes Hospital Plaza

St. Louis, MO 63110




University of California - San Diego, California

B.A., Psychology


University of Missouri-Columbia - School of Medicine



Internship, General Surgery

St. Louis University Hospitals


Residency, General Surgery

St. Louis University Hospitals


Fellowship, Vascular Surgery

Case Western Reserve University Hospital 

Board Certification & Licensure


  • Board Certified, General Surgery

  • Board Certified, Vascular Surgery

  • Registered Vascular Technologist

  • Permanent License Missouri

  • Permanent License Illinois



Professional Societies


  • Member American Medical Association

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

  • Member St. Louis Surgical Society 

  • Member St. Louis Medical Society 

  • Member Missouri State Medical Society

  • Member St. Louis Vascular Society

  • Member St. Louis Physician Alliance

  • Staff Member New Cardiovascular Horizons

2010 - present

2010 - present

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