MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MNAMS (Surgery)

  • Madhava Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka State. Pin 576104


  • 440 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
1977 …2016
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Personal profile

Professional Information

  • He started his professional career as Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, and became Professor and Head, Department of Paediatric Surgery in 1988.
  • In 1993, he was appointed as the first Registrar of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), now known as Manipal University. He was also the first Dean of Melaka Manipal Medical College, Malaysia, and Deputy Dean (Clinical) at AIMST University, Sungai Petani, Malaysia, from 2004 to 2008.
  • In 2009, he was appointed Director, Quality and Compliance at Manipal University.
  • Dr Rao is a Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, and holds membership/ fellowship of professional bodies like the Association of Surgeons of India, Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons, Indian Society of Gastroenterology, Indian Medical Association, and Asian Association of Paediatric Surgeons.
  • His hobbies and interests include medical photography and creating audio visual aids.


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Research Output 1977 2016

  • 440 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 72 Article
  • 3 Letter
  • 1 Review article

Intelligent breast cancer predictive system

Tee, C. A. & Rao, P. L. N. G., 10-2016, In : Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics. 6, 6, p. 1489-1493 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Breast Neoplasms
Clinical Decision Support Systems
Data Mining

Early renal surveillance: A necessity in a child with tuberous sclerosis complex

John, S. K., Nalla, R., Kumar, V., Rao, P. L. N. G., Prabhu, S., Thotan, S. P. & Kharga, B., 01-01-2015, In : SAJCH South African Journal of Child Health. 9, 2, p. 57-58 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tuberous Sclerosis
Inborn Genetic Diseases
Renal Cell Carcinoma

Adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO) in children - Role of conservative management

Vijay, K., Anindya, C., Bhanu, P., Mohan, M. & Rao, P. L. N. G., 01-12-2005, In : Medical Journal of Malaysia. 60, 1, p. 81-84 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Conservative Treatment
Hirschsprung Disease
14 Citations (Scopus)

Anterior abdominal wall - An unusual site for ectopic testis

Rao, P. L. N. G., Gupta, V. & Kumar, V., 01-08-2005, In : Pediatric Surgery International. 21, 8, p. 687-688 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abdominal Wall
3 Citations (Scopus)

Low anorectal malformation associated with 'ano-urethro-cutaneous' fistula

Kumar, V., Rao, P. L. N. G. & Vepakomma, D., 01-10-2005, In : Pediatric Surgery International. 21, 10, p. 829-830 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cutaneous Fistula
Urinary Tract