Ganesh Rao, MD
Baylor College of Medicine recently announced that Ganesh Rao, MD, has been named the new Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery. In this role, he also will hold the Marc J. Shapiro Endowed Chair at Baylor and will serve as the Neurosurgery Service Line Chief across the Catholic Health Initiatives St. Luke’s/CommonSpirit Health Texas Division.
Dr. Rao currently is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Baylor as well as Residency Program Director for the department. His primary appointment is Professor of Neurosurgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he has been a faculty member since 2006.
Dr. Rao’s clinical interest focuses on the surgical management of primary and metastatic brain tumors, with a specialty in spinal column tumors. His research concentration centers on understanding the process of malignant progression of glioma. His lab uses immunocompetent genetically engineered mouse models to study the genetic causes of tumor progression.
Paul Klotman, MD
“Dr. Rao has been a great addition to our neurosurgery department as an adjunct professor and residency program director,” said Paul Klotman, MD, President, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Dean at Baylor. “I look forward to seeing him continue to lead and build on the department’s considerable strengths.”