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Anitha Rao, MD

by Jasmine Batchelor

April 13, 2018

Chief Executive Officer,
Neurocern

Dr. Anitha Rao is a board-certified geriatric neurologist and CEO & founder of Neurocern, a web-based disease management platform that helps enterprise companies manage Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias by engaging families with real-time digital assessments and automated care plans. She is one among 600 dementia experts in the country with subspecialty training in memory disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia.

Dr. Rao has published several articles on neurological disease, macroeconomics, and public health outcomes. She served as an advisor to the American Geriatrics Society, American Academy of Neurology and Women in Bio. She received her medical degree from the University of Toledo, and completed her Neurology residency at Case Western Reserve University, and fellowship training at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Rao also has a Masters in Medical Anthropology from Case Western Reserve University. Her additional interests include: health economics, predictive analytics, strategy, and creative writing in medicine.

Personal Characteristics / Experience: Positive attitude, empathetic listener, and creative problem solver. Charismatic presenter with exceptional communication skills. Comfortable presenting to both Fortune 500 C-suite and technical scientific audience. Unique confluence of medical and business acumen. Frequently asked to be a panelist and guest speaker for health technology, women in tech, and insurance meetings.