Adupa P Rao, MD

TitleClinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator)
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
AddressIRD 720 2020 Zonal Avenue
Off Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
Phone+1 323 226 7923
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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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    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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    1. Park AYJ, Wang J, Jayne J, Fukushima L, Rao A, D'Argenio DZ, Beringer PM. Pharmacokinetics of Tedizolid in Plasma and Sputum of Adults with Cystic Fibrosis. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Jun 18. PMID: 29914949.
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    2. Bensman TJ, Wang J, Jayne J, Fukushima L, Rao A, D'Argenio DZ, Beringer PM. Pharmacokinetic-Pharmacodynamic Target Attainment Analyses To Determine Optimal Dosing of Ceftazidime-Avibactam for the Treatment of Acute Pulmonary Exacerbations in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Oct; 61(10). PMID: 28784670.
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    3. Bensman TJ, Jayne JG, Sun M, Kimura E, Meinert J, Wang JC, Schaal JB, Tran D, Rao A, Akbari O, Selsted ME, Beringer PM. Efficacy of Rhesus Theta-Defensin-1 in Experimental Models of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Lung Infection and Inflammation. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 08; 61(8). PMID: 28559270.
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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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