Dr. Vani Rao MD, PLLC, MD, Psychiatrist in Washington
I am currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine. I am also the Director of Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry Fellowship program at Hopkins. In April 2013 I was inducted into the Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence. This honor is given to the physicians who are "committed to excellence in patient care". My research interest is on psychiatric aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury (Pl read Traumatized Brain: Amazon) and made significant contributions to this field. I am currently have a private practice in Washington DC. I am board certified in Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry.
For appointments: Pl. Contact at 202-223-8264. Interested in TBI? Contact Johns Hopkins: 410-550-2288. Amazon BOOK on Traumatized Brain.
I am the President of the Indo-American Psychiatric Association (IAPA), which currently has 7000 psychiatrists of Indian origin in the US. I have numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and have co-authored several chapters. I am dedicated to my patients and passionate about both clinical and research work.
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  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: John Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Year Graduated: 1999
  • License No. and State: MD041353 District of Columbia
  • Board Certification: Psychatry and Neuro-psych


  • Avg Cost (per session): $300
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Johns Hopkins / MD
  • Year graduated: 1999
  • Certificate: Neuro-Psychiatry
  • Certificate Date: 2002

Dr. Vani Rao MD, PLLC's Groups

Vani Rao MD PLLC

1020 19 street, NW Suite 625, Washington DC 20036

More about this group


  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Mood Disorders


  • Addiction
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Medication Management
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Abuse
  • TBI, Concussions, Bipolar, depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Alternative Languages: Hindi and Telugu, Tamil, Kannada.


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Aviation Professionals
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Chemical imbalance
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Combination of medical and Drugs
  • Pharmacogenetics testing
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2016
Dr. Vani Rao MD, PLLC, MD, Psychiatrist in Washington

Dr. Vani Rao MD, PLLC

Psychiatrist, MD