NHRMC Physician Group - Cape Fear Heart Associates Welcomes Meena Rao, MD, MPH

August 23, 2016
Meena Rao MDWILMINGTON, NC – NHRMC Physician Group is pleased to welcome Meena Rao, MD, MPH, to the Cape Fear Heart Associates practice.

Dr. Rao is a cardiologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of complex cardiac arrhythmia such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter and ventricular tachycardia through catheter ablation. She will also be implanting cardiac pacemakers, defibrillators and biventricular devices.

Dr. Rao intended to practice in her parents’ home state of California, but the opportunity to join the team of specialists at Cape Fear Heart Associates swayed her to stay in North Carolina after completing fellowships at Duke Medical Center.

“The practice has been so supportive through my transition,” Dr. Rao said. “I could not ask for a better group of mentors.”

Dr. Rao earned her undergraduate degree in molecular and cell biology from the University of California at Berkeley. She received her master’s degree in public health from Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, NH, and her medical degree from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles. After a residency in internal medicine at University of Texas Southwestern at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX, she completed fellowships in cardiovascular disease and electrophysiology at Duke Medical Center in Durham. Dr. Rao is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Rao to our team,” said James R. Harper Jr., MD, FACC, cardiologist with NHRMC Physician Group - Cape Fear Heart Associates. “Her extensive training is a perfect complement to our team of specialists as we continue to provide much needed care through our electrophysiology lab.”

With locations in Wilmington, Bolivia, Whiteville and Jacksonville, NHRMC Physician Group -Cape Fear Heart Associates offers a full range of cardiac services from preventative health maintenance to cutting edge diagnostic and treatment services. Dr. Rao is welcoming new patients at the Wilmington office, 1415 Physicians Drive.

For more information about NHRMC Physician Group - Cape Fear Heart Associates, visit www.capefearheartassociates.com or call 910.662.9500.