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    Adupa P Rao, MD

    TitleClinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator)
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentMedicine
    AddressIRD 720 2020 Zonal Avenue
    Off Campus
    Los Angeles California 90033
    Phone+1 323 226 7923
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      Dr. Rao attended the University of Southern California as an undergraduate before returning to his native India for medical school. After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Rao was welcomed back to USC and completed an internship, a residency and two fellowships at the LAC+USC Medical Center. An expert in Cystic Fibrosis, Dr. Rao has taught several courses to medical students on understanding the disease and is the Associate Director of the Keck School of Medicine’s Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program.

      Dr. Rao’s research activities include lung transplantation and Cystic Fibrosis: Testosterone, Rate of PFT Decline. He has also been a distinguished lecturer on Sarcoidosis and created a DVD produced by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation titled “Looking Ahead: Transition for Pediatric to Adult Cystic Fibrosis Patient Care.”


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      Pasadena Magazine2011Top Doctor
      1987Tutor of the Year
      1998Resident of the Year
      GlaxoSmithKline2001Fellowship Research Award
      1998Chief Resident of Internal Medicine

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      1. Bensman TJ, Nguyen AN, Rao A, Beringer PM. Doxycycline exhibits anti-inflammatory activity in CF bronchial epithelial cells. Pulm Pharmacol Ther. 2012 Oct; 25(5):377-82. PMID: 22771903.
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      2. Beringer PM, Hidayat L, Heed A, Zheng L, Owens H, Benitez D, Rao A. GFR estimates using cystatin C are superior to serum creatinine in adult patients with cystic fibrosis. J Cyst Fibros. 2009 Jan; 8(1):19-25. PMID: 18799365.
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      3. Liu S, Beringer PM, Hidayat L, Rao A, Louie S, Burckart GJ, Shapiro B. Probenecid, but not cystic fibrosis, alters the total and renal clearance of fexofenadine. J Clin Pharmacol. 2008 Aug; 48(8):957-65. PMID: 18511651.
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