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Murali Rao, MD

Adult Psychiatrist in Crystal Lake, Skokie, Hinsdale, Wheaton and Chicago, IL

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Murali Rao, MD

Adult Psychiatrist


Murali Rao, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist at DuPage Psychiatric Care PLLC, a behavioral health practice located in Oak Park, Skokie, Hinsdale, and Wheaton, Illinois.

Dr. Rao studied at Mysore Medical College and Research Institute in Karnataka, India, earning degrees in medicine and surgery. After graduation, he moved to the United States and completed a psychiatry residency at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. 

Before joining Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers, Dr. Rao received formal training in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) at two of the top TMS centers in the world –– the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Dr. Rao diagnoses and treats various psychiatric issues, but he has a special interest in behavioral neurosciences, geriatric psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and treatment-resistant depressive mood disorders. 

Dr. Rao is caring and compassionate. He enjoys getting to know his patients and takes a goal-driven treatment approach. 

Outside the office, Dr. Rao teaches psychiatry students and contributes to psychiatric research. He currently serves as an affiliate professor of psychiatry at Loyola University Chicago and chairs the psychiatry department. Dr. Rao is also involved in the study of ketamine infusion therapy and esketamine, an FDA-approved nasal spray for the treatment of depression.

Dr. Rao is a member of the American College of Psychiatry, a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine.  

Dr. Rao’s knowledge and extensive clinical experience let him drive innovation and excellence in mental health. He welcomes anyone suffering from depression, anxiety, or other mental health or behavioral disorders to schedule an appointment at DuPage Psychiatric Care PLLC.