Shishir Rao, MD

Shishir Rao, MD

313 577-1245

313 745-4216 (fax)

Shishir Rao, MD

Office Address

Department of Neurology
University Health Center, Suite 8D-UHC
4201 St. Antoine
Detroit, MI 48201


Narrative Bio

Shishir Keekana Rao, MD is an Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator) here in the Department of Neurology with Wayne State University and Detroit Medical Center.  Dr. Rao completed his Residency with Wayne State University and Detroit Medical Center in June of 2017 and was Chief Neurology resident  from June of 2016 - June of 2017.

Dr. Rao completed a Neurocritical Care Fellowship with Henry Ford Hospital in June of 2019.  He collaborated on several publications and was Co-Investigator on several studies.  He teaches Case Conferences to faculty, residents and fellows where he presents oral presentation discussions on neuro intensive care patient management and Cranial nerve examiniation as well as spinal cord disorders and pipeline device in large unruptured cerebral aneurysm.  He is licensed with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology since September 2017. He is also UCNS board certified in neurocritical care since December 2019.

Academic Rank

Assistant Professor (Clinician Educator)


University of Texas Dallas, Richardson, TX. Master of Science (M.S.), Neuroscience 08/09-05/11


J.S.S. Medical College, Mysore, India 2009


Detroit Medical Center, Sinai Grace Hospital USA July 2013- June 2014


Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center Department of Neurology July 2014- June 2017


Neurocritical Care/Neurotrauma


Pre- Residency Fellowship in Vascular Neurology at WSU/ St. Joseph Oakland Hospital 10/12-06/13

Neurocritical Care Fellowship Henry Ford Hospital 07/2017-06/2019


Selected Publications:

1. Rao, S., Harper-Shankie, M., & Agarwal, R. (2017). Vertical gaze palsy due to medication error. Epilepsy Behav Case Rep, 8, 33-34. 

2. Rao, S. K., Ibrahim, M., Hanni, C. M., Suchdev, K., Parker, D., Rajamani, K., & Mohamed, W. (2017). Apixaban for the treatment of cerebral venous thrombosis: A case series. J Neurol Sci, 381, 318-320. 

3. Rao, S. K., Mahulikar, A., Ibrahim, M., Shah, A., Seraji-Bozorgzad, N., & Mohamed, W. (2018). Inadequate benzodiazepine dosing may result in progression to refractory and non-convulsive status epilepticus. Epileptic Disord, 20(4), 265-269. 

4. Rao, S. K., Ahmad, O., Tariq, F., Suchdev, K., Mittal, S., & Mohamed, W. (2018). Cerebral Abscess following Mechanical Thrombectomy for Ischemic Stroke: Report of a Case and Review of Literature. Cureus, 10(6), e2824. 

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