Medicine’s Goutham Rao selected for U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Goutham Rao, the Jack H. Medalie Professor and Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, was selected to serve a four-year team with the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The task force reviews evidence and evaluates the benefits and harms of preventive services. 

In addition to his roles at CWRU, Rao is chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and Chief Clinician Experience Officer for the University Hospitals Health System.

Rao also practices family medicine, leads the medical obesity treatment program at UH and serves as the division chief of family medicine at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. 

His scholarly contributions include authoring the textbook Rational Medical Decision Making: A Case-Based Approach in addition to other books, and more than 100 publications.