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Krishnasree Rao, MD

Krishnasree Rao, MD

out of 5
71 Ratings




Internal Medicine


Ambulatory Care Center

417 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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VCU Medical Center Main Hospital

1250 E. Marshall Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Stony Point 9000

9000 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, VA 23235
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William & Mary

332 N. Henry St.
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Medical School

Drexel University College of Medicine


University of Texas Southwestern Medical School


University of Texas Southwestern Medical School


University of Texas Southwestern Medical School


Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Rao is a cardiologist at the Pauley Heart Center with expertise in heart failure and heart transplant. She has been an associate professor at VCU School of Medicine since August 2015.


Dr. Rao has been a member of the American Heart Association since 2010, the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation since 2012 and the Heart Failure Society of America since 2016. Her research interests include heart failure management, cardiac transplantation and mechanical circulatory support devices. Her work has been published in the American Heart Journal, and she has made poster presentations for both the American Heart Association and the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.


Dr. Rao has volunteered with both the Healthcare Outreach Program – Streetside Clinic and the Recovered Medical Equipment (REMEDY) organizations in Philadelphia.

Clinical Interests

Heart Failure; Heart Transplantation; Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices

Ratings & Reviews

Dr. Rao is kind, competent, caring, LISTENS - provides direction - sees me as a WHOLE PERSON.
December 2023
Dr. Rao is the best.
July 2023
She is kind and caring. I feel like she cares about my well-being.
June 2023
Very pleased with 1st time visit.
May 2023
Excellent care - very satisfied.
October 2022
Excellent in every respect.
October 2022
Dr. Rao is the absolute best. She has been treating my [...] since I was 20 years old... I am now 24! Love her.
September 2022
Dr. Rao is phenomenal! She's super caring, knowledgeable, patient, & accessible.
August 2022
She doesn't know what is causing AHF w/LEF and seems content w/treatment because left cardiac cath showed body was adequately perfused, still symptoms.
March 2022
Outstanding professional in every regard.
March 2022
I have recommended Dr. Rao to several friends. She saved me from a probable heart attack -
March 2022
Dr. Rao is an exemplary professional.
October 2021
Dr. Rao is one of the best doctors I have experienced in my 74 years! Words are not adequate to describe her professionalism, caring and willingness to go beyond all that is expected.
August 2021
Because of Dr. Rao, I feel 10 years younger and should live longer than I would have.
July 2021
Dr. Rao & staff are the best. I can't imagine having this chronic condition without them. I exclusively use the portal & find them extremely responsive.
July 2021
Dr. Rao's bedside manner is outstanding! She's always professional and very easy to talk to.
May 2021