Jyothi Rao


Dr. Jyothi Rao has been practicing medicine for over 20 years. She received her Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed her internship and residency at the prestigious New England Medical Center (Tufts) in Boston. Before opening Shakthi Health & Wellness Center, Dr. Rao practiced medicine in New York and Maryland.

I believe knowledge is empowerment and focus my practice on wellness and prevention. Through this partnership in health, my patients and I work together to optimize their health and vitality.

A strong proponent of holistic medicine, Dr. Rao is certified in Medical Acupuncture from UCLA. She is also certified in Cardiopulmonary Stress Testing, which is a personalized assessment of cardiac and pulmonary disease.


  • Bachelors of Science
  • MS, Metabolic Nutrition, University of South Florida
  • Medical Doctorate
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Internship and Residency:

New England Center (Tufts) in Boston

Professional Experience

  • North Shore Internal Medicine
    Long Island, New York
  • Potomac Physician Maryland
  • Crossroads Medical Center - Ellicott City
    Managed a panel of over 2,000 patients

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified in Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine


  • Certified in Medical Acupuncture, UCLA
  • Certified Cardiopulmonary Stress Testing


  • Fellow, Anti-aging, Regenerative & Functional Medicine, A4M*


  • Maryland University of Integrative Health

Community Outreach

  • Free clinic volunteer for the homeless.
  • Triathlete
  • Medical team volunteer for Maryland Triathlons

Dr. Rao Answers Your Questions Live!

Every other Friday of the month! View the schedule here.

Body on Fire

Dr. Jyothi Rao’s new book is now available for pre-order. Body on Fire: How inflammation triggers chronic illness and the Tools we have to fight it.

The Empowerment Podcast

With Dr. Jyothi Rao

At Shakthi Health and Wellness Center our integrative medicine approach focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence and makes use of all forms of therapies to help you reach optimal health and healing. In this podcast we will be covering topics in health, wellness, and fitness. Our goal is to help you feel good and live a healthier lifestyle.

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