Anita Rao, MD, is a resident physician and psychiatrist at Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers, providing comprehensive mental health care to people of all ages at offices in the River North neighborhood of Chicago and Crystal Lake, Hinsdale, and Wheaton, Illinois.
Dr. Rao studied at George Washington University in Washington, DC, earning her Bachelor of Science in international health distinction. After graduation, she enrolled at the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois, and obtained her medical degree.
The following year, Dr. Rao completed a psychiatry residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago. There, she received extensive training in all aspects of mental health care, including the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder.
Dr. Rao excelled in the residency program and was awarded the MIT Open Documentary Lab Visiting Fellow. With this distinction, she completed a documentary film produced to facilitate understanding and destigmatization of mental illness.
At Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers, Dr. Rao serves as a resident physician. In this role, she works with patients to personalize mental health treatment plans that relieve symptoms and improve quality of life.
Outside of work, Dr. Rao is active in the Chicagoland community. She’s teamed with several public health organizations, including The Obama Foundation and the Youth Guidance’s Working on Womanhood (WOW®) initiative, to improve mental health outcomes for Americans.
Dr. Rao is also a member of MATTER Chicago, a healthcare entrepreneurship startup accelerator. She welcomes anyone wanting to improve their mental health to schedule an appointment at Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers today.