Pratibha P. Rao, MD

Pratibha Rao, MD
Valley Medical Group
Member, ColigoCare
ColigoCare is a network of physicians working collectively to provide the highest quality care to patients and the community.
Valley’s hospitalists treat inpatients exclusively and do not have office-based practices. They work in collaboration with a patient’s primary physician, providing care throughout the patient’s stay.


VMG - Hospitalist Program

The Valley Hospital
223 North Van Dien Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Phone: 201-447-8618
Fax: 201-251-3302



MBBS, Karnatak Medical College, 1988 - 1994


Mount Sinai Medical Center, Critical Care Medicine, 2004 - 2005

Internship & Residency

Monmouth Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2001 - 2004

Board Certifications

American Board Of Hospital Medicine - Certified, 2015

American Board Of Internal Medicine - Certified, 2004

Get to Know Me

What are some of the specific conditions you treat?

I exclusively practice medicine in a hospital/inpatient setting, from admitting patients in ER to seeing patients in hospital units, to discharging them to their homes or nursing facilities. I treat, in consultation with specialists and other team members, conditions related to cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, and oncological illnesses among others.

What would you like patients to know about your approach to care?

I am passionate about inpatient medicine and have practiced this at The Valley Hospital since the summer of 2006. I believe in delivering high-quality medical care with compassion. I discuss options of care with my patients and encourage and welcome their input and participation in decision-making.

What inspired you to become a doctor?

My desire to ease suffering and use my skills towards lofty goals, my respect for the human connection, and my belief in the power of compassion in improving quality of life.


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