Meet Dr. Roshni Rao
Dallas Breast Cancer Surgeon

Roshni Rao, M.D., is an expert in breast cancer. She trained at the top cancer center in the nation and brought her expertise and passion to UT Southwestern Medical Center and Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center in 2005. As a surgical oncologist, Dr. Rao focuses on the surgical treatment of breast cancer, but her patient care philosophy goes well beyond that. Dr. Rao works with breast cancer patients to help them understand their treatment options and to tailor a plan best suited for each individual.

Women tend to be motivated and want to do everything possible to get better. I want to help them find the path that works best to treat and cure their cancer.”

Dr. Rao became a breast surgical oncologist because she enjoys working with and taking care of women. After graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia Medical School in 1999, Dr. Rao completed an internship in general surgery in 2001 and her residency in general surgery in 2004. That year, she was selected to be a fellow in breast surgical oncology at one of the most prestigious cancer centers in the nation, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

She became board certified in surgery in 2005 and soon after joined the faculty in the Department of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center and became a member of the team at Simmons Cancer Center, the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in North Texas.

Meet Roshni Rao, M.D.: Surgical Oncologist at UT Southwestern

Dr. Rao says she chose UT Southwestern and Simmons Cancer Center because of the true team approach employed to conquer cancer on behalf of each and every patient. She also is passionate about being part of an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center because patients have access to treatments they may not get at other cancer centers, and the research is cutting edge.

Clinical Interests

  • Early stage breast cancer
  • Ethnic disparities in breast cancer
  • Innovative localization techniques, including breast seed localization
  • Tumescent mastectomy