Dr. Rao is committed to giving back to the community through the field of plastic surgery. He regularly performs reconstructive surgery for the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington. He also participates in Fairfax County’s Skindeep Tattoo Removal program, which offers free laser removal of gang tattoos for court-involved youth who are committed to leaving the gang life behind. Additionally, he has served as a volunteer plastic surgeon for Ecuadent, a non-profit group providing much-needed cleft lip and palate repair as well as reconstructive surgery for congenital hand and foot abnormalities for children in Ecuador. He lives in Bethesda, MD with his wife and two children.