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Head of Clinical Development at PACT Pharma
Dr. Rao has served as the principal investigator (PI) on several hematologic malignancy trials and was an NIH (National Institutes of Health) funded clinical researcher. She specializes in the care of elderly patients with hematologic malignancy, specifically Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Prior to joining PACT Pharma, Dr. Rao was the Executive Director at Kite Pharma and the Medical Director (Clinical Research Oncology) at Gilead Sciences. Dr. Rao is a former Associate Professor of Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine, where she completed both of her fellowships in hematology-oncology and geriatrics, in addition to her residency after medical school.