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Advancing Adena Health Vascular Care

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CHILLICOTHE, OH (June 25, 2024) – Adena Health is shaping the future of vascular care in south central and southern Ohio.


Through growth, innovation, expanded services, and an approach to patient-centered care.

At the forefront of this movement are new vascular surgeons Rahul Kar, MD, and Vikram Rao, MD.

Dr. Rao, the new medical director for vascular surgery services, brings nearly 20 years of experience from Cleveland. Board-certified in general and vascular surgery, he trained at Stanley Medical College, India, and completed residencies and fellowships at Morehouse School of Medicine and in Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. Kar returns to Ohio with experience from Washington, D.C. A graduate of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, he completed his residency in New York and a fellowship in California.

Both physicians are experts in a range of vascular conditions, committed to providing top-tier, modern vascular care locally.

"Vascular surgery is evolving with new advances, and we aim to provide cutting-edge treatments to the community," Dr. Kar explained.

Dr. Rao emphasizes the quality and expertise of the team: "We care deeply about our patients, striving to deliver modern, quality care in a supportive environment."

"The patient is like a member of my own family," Dr. Rao added. "A successful day is one where I help people achieve good health outcomes."

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