Nagarjun (Arjun) Rao, MD, FRCPath

Associate Professor of Pathology;

Director of Cytopathology;

Residency Program Director;

Cytopathology Fellowship Program Director

Arjun Rao, MD, FRCPath

Arjun Rao, MD, FRCPath


Dr. Rao’s major service responsibilities are in the fields of pulmonary and urological surgical pathology, and in cytopathology.

He also has administrative responsibilities as Director of Cytopathology, which include overseeing the cytopathology laboratory as well the cytopathology fellowship program. His teaching responsibilities include didactic lectures in pulmonary pathology for post-sophomore medical students and lectures for pathology residents and fellows in pulmonary, urologic and cytopathology.

Best Doctors 2014He also teaches urologic and pulmonary pathology to urology and pulmonary medicine fellows respectively.

Research Interests
  • Pulmonary pathology
  • Smoking-related interstitial lung disease
  • Lung and mediastinal cytology
Professional Background
  • Assistant Professor of Pathology, MCW, Milwaukee, WI (2001 – 2004, 2006 – 2009)
  • Associate Professor of Pathology, MCW, Milwaukee, WI (2009 – present)
  • Director of Cytopathology, Department of Pathology, MCW, Milwaukee, WI (2009 – present)
Educational Background
  • MD, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India (1990)
  • MRCPath, Royal College of Pathologists, United Kingdom (1995)
  • Residency, University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH (1999)
  • Fellowship, MetroHealth Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH (2000)
Board Certifications
  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (1999)
  • Cytopathology (2001)



Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

Office Address
Froedtert Hospital
9200 W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226