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Office of Continuing Professional Development


Sandhya K. Rao, MD

Sandhya K. Rao, MD

​​Dr. Rao is an internist at Women’s Health Associates at Mass General and the Associate Medical Director for Quality Improvement at the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (MGPO) where she coordinates pay-for-performance initiatives and other quality improvement and incentive projects. She also serves as the team leader for Partners HealthCare High Performance Medicine Team 5, where she has been instrumental in developing the Partners Clinical Process Improvement Leadership Program. Before becoming a physician, she was involved in health care management and policy through internships at the American Public Health Association, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and the Office of Senator Jack Reed. She also worked as a business analyst in the New York office of McKinsey and Company, focusing on health care and finance engagements. Dr. Rao earned a bachelor’s degree in community health from Brown University, where she graduated magna cum laude. She attended the New York University School of Medicine, and did her residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in partnership with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates.


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