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Dr. Sampath Chandra Prasad Rao

Dr. Sampath Chandra Prasad Rao

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MS - Otorhinolaryngology, MBBS, DNB - Otorhinolaryngology


ENT/ Otorhinolaryngologist


13 Years Experience Overall  (13 years as specialist)

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Dr. Sampath Chandra Prasad Rao is a Consultant Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgeon specialized in Skull Base Surgeries. Dr. Rao did his Masters in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore (India) affiliated to the Manipal University. He was awarded the best outgoing student during his Masters. He is also the Fellow of the European Academy of Otology & Neurotology and Fellow of the European Board of Examinations in Otolaryngology. He was awarded the British Annual Congress in Otolaryngology (BACO) fellowship twice, Birla Smarak Kosh Fellowship and the GSE fellowship of Rotary International. He is the recipient of the Ten Outstanding Indian award from Junior Chamber International (JCI).He completed his two year fellowship in Skull Base Surgeries, Implantology and Advanced Otology at the Skull Base unit of Casa Di Cura Piacenza (Italy), the premier center in the world in the discipline and was awarded the Fellowship of the European Academy of Neurotology (EAONO). He continued to work at the Skull Base Surgery unit at Casa Di Cura Piacenza for a total of 6.5 years accumulating vast experience in Skull Base Surgery. Dr. Rao has 95 peer reviewed scientific publications (h index of 16), 10 chapters and 1 text book by Thieme and over 100 presentations in national and international conferences, courses and workshops. He is invited as a faculty routinely in most prestigious international and national congresses in his specialty. He has won prizes for paper presentations in many prestigious International Congresses including the Politzer Society Meeting in 2013. He is also the member of several national and international organisations including the AAO-HNS, EAONO, ERS, AOI, ISO and FHNO. He is the member of the Skull Base Committee of the AAO-HNS.Dr. Rao was honored with the Dr. GS Grewal Oration at the Annual Congress of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India in 2018. He has been invited to the Skull Base Courses organised by the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) and toss a key note speaker to the National Conferences of the Italian, Indian, Turkish, Saudi, Bangladeshi and UAE societies. He has pioneered many skull base surgeries in India and also performed the 1st Cochlear Implantation in a Subtotal Petrosectomy in Bangladesh. He is the Founder of World Skull Base an international skull base organisation. The WSB Fellowship Diplomas in Skull Base Surgery, held at Bangalore are the 1st curriculum based skull base courses in India that are awarded a University Diploma.

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