Mr Rao is a full time Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon with special interest in Lower Limb Orthopaedic Surgery at St Richard’s hospital, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Having qualified in 1991, Mr Rao undertook his higher specialist training in Orthopaedics in Kent, Surrey and Sussex deanery including London hospitals.He obtained his Fellowship from Royal College of Surgeons in 1999 and did his FRCS in Trauma and Orthopaedics in 2007. Post qualification he has trained in specialist hospitals in Germany, Belgium and USA to obtain more experience in lower limb arthroplasty including hip and knee revision arthroplasty.
He lectures nationally and internationally on primary and revision knee arthroplasty, hip abductor (muscles around hip) repairs and on management of fractures around hip and knee replacements.
He is part of On call Orthopaedic consultant team at St Richard’s hospital and manages acute orthopaedic emergencies and fractures. He is involved in teaching of Core surgical trainees, higher Surgical trainees and medical students from Kent Sussex and Surrey Deanery, Southampton university hospitals and Brighton Medical school as well as other trainees at Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust.