Madhu Rao, MD
Dr. Madhu Rao is an adult psychiatrist who specializes in providing care to people 18 years and older. Dr. Rao practices comprehensive, evidence-based approaches to treatment including mindfulness, nutrition, exercise and optimal sleep in addition to medication management and psychotherapy.
Dr. Rao has a strong interest and background in ADHD and the broad range of disorders associated with it that become particularly challenging in adults in the context of high stress careers, relationship difficulties and other medical conditions. She is known for her collaborative approach in working with patients and her careful individualized attention to each of her patient’s needs and concerns. Dr. Rao collaborates with other Chesapeake staff members to create a treatment approach designed to address all of the issues presented by each patient.
Education and Training:
M.D. New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, Psychiatry Residency University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, M.S. Computer Science & Bio-Medical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Areas of Interest Include:
> Bipolar Disorder
> Alcohol Use Disorder
> Reproductive Psychiatry, Pre-conception planning, management during pregnancy and post-partum
> Women’s mental health, with a focus on hormonal changes during reproductive years and menopause
Dr. Rao is an Adult Psychiatry and Licensed to practice in the State of Maryland.