Sarika N. Rao, D.O.


  1. Jacksonville, Florida



Sarika Rao, D.O. is an endocrinologist in the Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

She received her medical degree from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida, followed residency in internal medicine and fellowship in endocrinology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts. She then completed an advanced fellowship in oncologic endocrinology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Her clinical focus includes:

  • Thyroid cancer (papillary, follicular, medullary and anaplastic)
  • Adrenal cancer (metastatic pheochromocytoma or adrenal cortical cancer)
  • Benign adrenal tumors (pheochromocytoma, Conn's syndrome, or Cushings)
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasias
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Endocrine complications from cancer or from chemotherapy in the treatment of other cancers.

Dr. Rao is certified in both internal medicine and endocrinology by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and abstracts in her niche field of medicine.

  1. 2016
    Advanced Fellowship - Oncologic EndocrinologyThe University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  2. 2015
    Fellowship - EndocrinologyUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
  3. 2013
    Residency - Internal MedicineUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
  4. 2010
    Doctor of Osteopathic MedicineNova Southeastern University
  5. 2005
    BSUniversity of Miami


  1. 2016
    Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2014
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2016
    Early Career Award98th Annual Meeting, The Endocrine Society
  2. 2016
    Presidential Poster Award98th Annual Meeting, The Endocrine Society
  3. 2016
    Brownie and Schimmer New Investigator AwardAdrenal Cortex Conference
  4. 2015
    Travel Grant75th Annual Meeting, American Diabetes Association
  5. 2014
    Poster WinnerNew England, American Association of Clinical Endocrinology
  6. 2014
    Travel Award74th Annual Meeting, American Diabetes Association
  7. 2013
    Poster WinnerNew England, American Association of Clinical Endocrinology
  8. 2013
    Trainees' Grant Program83rd Annual Meeting, American Thyroid Association

Professional memberships

  1. 2019 - present
    Communications Committee MemberAmerican Thyroid Association
  2. 2018 - present
    MemberEndocrine Malignancies DOG, Disease/Discipline Oriented Groups (DOGs), Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  3. 2018 - present
    Active MemberThyroid Tumor Board MCF, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  4. 2016 - 2018
    MemberInstitutional Review Board for Oncology, Georgetown University
  5. 2016 - 2018
    MemberImmunology Research Interest Group, Georgetown University
  6. 2015 - 2016
    MemberHousestaff Senate, MD Anderson
  7. 2013 - present
    MemberThe Endocrine Society
  8. 2013 - present
    MemberAmerican Thyroid Association
  9. 2013 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  10. 2008
    Treasurer/HostNational Student Osteopathic Surgical Association Conference
  11. 2007 - 2008
    TreasurerStudent Osteopathic Surgical Association