Henry Ford endocrinologist, Dr. Sudhaker Rao, M.D.

Sudhaker D Rao, MD

Specialties: Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certification and Education

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine


  • Gandhi Medical College, 1969

Residencies & Internships

  • New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, Internal Medicine, NY, 1974
  • Booth Memorial Medical Center, Adult Medicine, NY, 1973
  • New York Hospital, Transitional Internship, NY, 1973
  • Methodist Hospital, Surgical, NY, 1972


  • Henry Ford Hospital, Endocrinology, MI, 1977

About Me

Biographical Statement

Dr. Rao obtained his medical degree from Osmania University in India. He completed an internal medicine residency at Booth Memorial Hospital in New York and then joined Henry Ford Hospital as fellow in endocrinology. He has been section head of the bone and mineral division and program director for the endocrinology fellowship program. He has contributed extensively to the field of bone and mineral disorders.

He has authored or co-authored over 300 peer reviewed original papers, abstracts and book chapters. He is on the editorial board of several prestigious journals and has served on several guideline committees and position papers. Dr. Rao is an avid traveler. He spends a lot of his leisure time with his family and grandchildren. He loves to play tennis and he follows the Detroit Tigers faithfully.

Care Philosophy

"I believe in treating all my patients with compassion, respect and dignity. I strive to build a partnership with my patients so that we can come up with a treatment plan which works for them."

Research Interests

Dr. Sudhaker's main research interests include the role of vitamin D nutrition in parathyroid disorders and bone health.

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Fellow, American College of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • Willard O. Thomson Traveling Scholarship, American College of Physicians
  • Boy Frame Award, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  • "Kentucky Colonel," Governor of Kentucky
  • Outstanding Service Award, Michigan Association of Physicians of Indian Origin


English, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Urdu




Hospital Privileges

  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

Patient Ratings

Overall Patient Ratings:

4.8 out of 5
176 Ratings

To obtain patient ratings and comments, we partner with Press Ganey, an independent patient satisfaction company that works with more than 26,000 healthcare organizations to improve the patient experience. Learn more about patient ratings and comments.  For questions or concerns related to specific comments posted on a profile, please click here

The comments below reflect the 20 most recent comments for this provider:


I like Dr.Rao


Appreciate expertise of Dr. Rao and excellent care he has provided for many years.


Dr. Rao is very compassionate and caring. Grateful to have him as a physician in few of his expertise in Osteoporosis and bone health.


Extremely good!


*Dr. Rao is the best: Personable, easy to talk to, listens and is very good at explaining test results, etc.

Schedule Appointment Online

Please call 911 if you have an emergency or urgent medical question.

Already a Henry Ford patient?
For the best experience, existing Henry Ford patients can request and self-schedule appointments through Henry Ford MyChart.

Henry Ford Health is committed to ensuring our Deaf or hard-of-hearing patients and visitors have equal access to all services. We provide the appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, TTYs and other assistive listening devices, at no cost. To request assistance, call 313-916-1896 or email [email protected].

Schedule Appointment for