Dr. Sanjay Rao

Brief Profile

Dr. Rao has completed his M.Ch (Paediatric Surgery) from LTM General Hospital, Mumbai and FRCS (Paed) from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK. He is currently a Senior Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Head of the Department. He is also actively involved in transplantation of liver and kidney at Narayana Health City.

Dr. Rao has also set up and runs the pediatric airway surgery program at Narayana Health City.


Fields of Expertise

  • Paediatric Solid Organ Transplantation
  • Paediatric Airway Surgery
  • Paediatric Minimal access and Robotic Surgery



  • MS (Gen.Surgery): Tata Memorial Center, University Of Mumbai (1994)
  • M.Ch (Paed.Surgery): LTM Medical College, University of Mumbai (1996)
  • DNB (Gen.Surgery) and (Paed.Surgery): National Board of Examination, New Delhi (1997)
  • FRCS (Paed. Surgery): Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2001)
  • PGDMLE, National Law School University, Bangalore


Awards & Recognition

  • The vaidya Anant Krishna Raibagkar Gold Medal for FINAL MBBS (MEDICINE)
  • Smt.Tulsabai Ramachandra Desai Medical Prize for FINAL MBBS (MEDICINE)
  • Dr.R.R.Joshi Gold Medal for Best Outgoing Student of Karnatal University


Key procedures performed

  • Paediatric Liver and kidney transplantation.
  • Paediatric Airway and tracheal reconstructions
  • Paediatric Robotic Surgery
  • Conjoint twins separation


Rare/ Unique Skills

  • Robotic Surgery in children
  • Airway endoscopies and reconstruction in critically ill children


Professional memberships & certifications

  • Association of surgeons of India
  • Indian association of paediatric surgeons
  • National Academy of Medical Sciences
  • International Paediatric Transplant Association


Posts Held in the past

General Surgery :-

  • House officer. LTMG Hospital Sion, Mumbai
  • House officer. Rajawadi Hospital Ghatkopar, Mumbai
  • Post-graduate. Tata Memorial Parel, Mumbai
  • Registrar. MWDesai Hospital Mulund,Mumbai
  • Registrar. LTMG Hospital Sion, Mumbai
  • Lecturer. LTMG Hospital Sion, Mumbai
  • Registrar. Monash Medical Center Melbourne, Australia
  • Specialist Registrar. Royal Hospital for Sick Children Glasgow,UK
  • Senior Registrar. Royal Hospital for Sick Children Glasgow,UK
  • Associate Professor, St.John’s Medical College Hospital, Bangalore
  • Consultant. Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital Aderbeen, UK