Dr. Rao has pioneered the practice of Modified Ultrafiltration after congenital cardiac surgery.
Trained in Madras Medical Mission(MMM), Chennai and has trained in paediatric cardiac surgery from the United States, Australia & New Zealand.
Served as Professor & Head of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery, in addition to Chief Paediatric & Congenital Cardiac Surgeon at the School of Medicine, Amrita University.
Served as president of the Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons(IACTS).
Heads the Children Heart Center at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. Has more than 25 years’ experience in the field of Paediatric & Congenital Cardiac Surgery and has performed over 12000 surgeries.
Development of Paediatric Minimally Invasive Techniques
Neonatal Cardiac Surgery
Making Paediatric Cardiac Care affordable to the masses in developing countries