Profile and Area of Expertise

Dr. P V Prabhakar Rao is an EMERITUS PROFESSOR, MNR MEDICAL COLLEGE HOSPITAL, Sangareddy Telangana.Worked as a Physician 11 yrs. As a chest Physician for thirty nine years.

Area of Expertise:

  • Adept in doing Bronchoscopes (Rigid and Fiber optic), Allergy testing. Can manage intensive respiratory care unit and conduct Sleep Laboratory study.
Experience (Current Position & Previous Positions)

Current Position:

  • Consultant pulmonologist- Ivy leaf hospital and Tesla diagnostics, Hyderabad 2018 till date.

Previous Positions:

  • Consultant to Zen Technologies, Hyderabad 2020
  • Vice Chancellor at Washington University of Barbados ,Barbados, Caribbean Islands Nov 2017-Oct 2018.
  • Pro .Pulmonology and Medical superintendent,Associate Director Research laboratory at MNR Medical College Sangareddy ,Telangana. 2015 -2016 & Consultant at Tesla Diagnostics, Kondapur, Hyderabad.
  • Vice chancellor ,international medical and technological university ,Dar Es Salaam,Tanzania May 2014-Feb2015.
  • Chief of Pulmonology Katuri Medical college & Hospital, Guntur November 2009 onwards. Also worked as Associate dean and Medical suptd from 2009 to 2014.
  • Prof & Chief, Faculty of Respiratory Medicine GSL Medical College and Hospital 13th February2004 to October 2009
  • Sr.consultant,Raju Neurocentre,Vijayabharati chest Institute and Swatantra hospital, Rajahmundry February 2004 to October 2009.
  • Sr.Consultant & Prof, Faculty of Chest, Allergy & Sleep Medicine, Nagarjuna Hospital, Vijayawada from October 2000 to February 2004.
  • Professor and Chief of Chest Allergy & Sleep Disorders B.L.D.E.A.’s B.M.Patil Medical College, Bijapur from April 1996 to October 2000.
  • Chest Specialist, Chest Hospital A1 – Taif (K.S.A.) Feb. 1995 to Feb. 1996.
  • Professor and HOD, Chest, Allergy and Sleep Disorders, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal (South Canara) 1984 to 1995.
  • Consultant to Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation
  • Private Practice, Cuttack (Orissa) 1971 – 1973

Central Health Services :

  • JIPMER, PONDICHERRY 1979 – 1983
  • T.B.Hospital, Searsol – Rajbari (West Bengal) 1975 – 1979
  • Paramilitary forces – Arunachal Pradesh & Punjab. – 1973-1975
Education & Certificates
  • MBBS from VSS Medical College, Burla & SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Orissa 1965-1970.
  • MD (RESP.MED) Sambalpur University 1980-1982
  • FCCP (USA) 1988
  • FNCCP (INDIA) 1989
  • Birla Smarak Samaj Mumbai, Paragon Medical Trust, Mumbai & German remedies sponsored visit to Calgary, Canada in 1990 for training in Sleep Laboratory and Re-orientation in Respiratory Intensive Care.
  • Participation in SAARC, Sponsored by WHO in 1987 and honored to Chair the session for Teaching of Tuberculosis for Undergraduates in Medical Colleges.
  • Gold Medal for oration on oxygen therapy by Tuberculosis Association, Tirupathi, July 1994.
  • Expert Committee member of Goa Public Service Commission, 1991.
  • Member of Board of syllabus Rajiv Gandhi University of Medical sciences,Karnataka 19996-2000
  • Guest of honor on World Asthma day at Government Chest Hospital, Osmania University 1996.
  • Felicitation by IMA, Rajahmundry on World Asthma day on 3rd May 2005.
  • BEST TEACHER AWARD by Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education, Hyderabad. From the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, His Excellency Dr Y. S. Rajashekhar Reddy on 5th October 2005 on the Occasion of International Teacher’s day.
  • Vidyashree Navaratna award,2011,Council for industry and development of India.
  • Honorary Rosalind Member OF London Journals press.
Publications & Presentations

Forty three publications in National and International Journals:

  • Rao.P.V.P, Ramachandrian V, Satyapal Katria and Anil Gulati; effect of yoga on Health Yoga life international Journal 1983; 14:8, 15-20.
  • Rao PVP, Ramachandrian V, Satyapal Kataria and Anil Gulati. Comparative study of yoga and Gymnastics on Health. Journal of Research in Indian Medicine, Yoga and Homeopathy 1983; P. 324.
  • Rao.PVP, Shatapathy P, Sahoo RC Successful Management of Obstinate Tubercular Pyopneumothorax by Window Drainage – A case Report Indian Journal of Tuberculosis 1984; 32:1, 31-32.
  • Rao PVP, Sahoo RC utility of Bronchoscope in a chest unit. Karnataka Medical Journal 1986; 53:2 & 3, 32-32.
  • Rao PVP, Sahoo RC Two brothers with Immotile Cilia syndrome Lung India 1987; 1:36, 38.
  • Rao PVP, Ramachandrian V, Satyapal Kataria and Anil Gulati Simple Assessment of Relaxation after Asanas. Yoga Mimamsa 1986-87; XXV: 3 & 4, 1-7.
  • Shatapathy P, Sahoo RC, Rao Madhusudhan, Krishna KV, Rao PVP, and Padhee Ambarish, Role of Drill Biopsy in Lung Lesions. Thorax 1987; 42: 858-862. Quoted as Reference in Text Book of Chest diseases, Crofton & Douglas.
  • Rao PVP, whither Tuberculin Testing as a case finding Tool? Karnataka Journal of Community Health 1987: III: 64-68.
  • SahooRC, Rao PVP, Mohanty.L.K, Anupkumar and Shivanand PG Effect of chemotherapy upon Aspergillus precipitins in cases of Pulmonary Tuberculosis. American Rev. of Resp. Diseases 1988; 137:4, 495.
  • Anup Kumar, Rao PVP, Sahoo RC and Shivanand PG. Aspergillus in Pulmonary Infection, Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology 1988; 32; 64-67.
  • Sahoo RC, Rao PVP, Anup Kumar, Shivanand PG, A Profile of Aspergillus in Lung Diseases. JAPI 1998; 36; 711-712.
  • Sahoo RC and Rao PVP. Analysis of cases in a new Allergy Clinic. Arogya, a Journal of Health Sciences, KMC, Manipal 1998; XIV: 94 -97.
  • Rao PVP, Sambashiva Rao R, Sharma, Shah Mina, Ramachandrian V, BansalRD. Concomitant Helminthiasis and recurrent Upper Respiratory Tract Infection in children of Urban Health community in Pondicherry, Indian Journal of health and Hygiene 1988;32:1,88.
  • Rao PVP, Sahoo RC and Rao Raghavendra. Premedication of Pentazocin – Phenergan V/S Diazepam Atropine for Rigid Bronchoscopy – Comparison Lung India 1988; V1:3, 141-143.
  • Rao PVP Manipal Scheme of Mailing Drugs, NTI Newsletter 1988:24:1&2, 28-31.
  • SahooRC, Rao PVP, Anup Kumar and Shivanand PG. Prevalence of Antibodies to Aspergillus in Bronchial Asthma. Journal of Postgraduate Medicine 1989; XXXV: 1, 23.
  • Anup Kumar, Sahoo RC and Rao PVP. Factors causing Aspergillius Serum Negativity Correspondence Column of JAPI 1989.
  • Rao PVP, Sahoo RC, Kulkarni DR, Comparative Evaluation of Short course Chemotherapy in defaulters and Fresh Tuberculosis Patients in South Karnataka Belt. NTI Newsletter 1989; 25/3 & 4, 61.
  • Breathing disorders of sleep. C.M.E. proceedings. IX national Congress on Respiratory Diseases by Indian Chest Society, 1989.
  • Sahoo RC, Rao PVP Dermatophagoides Pteronissinus and Farine sensitivity in Rhinobronchial Allergy Patients. American Review of Respiratory Diseases. April Suppliment 1990.
  • Pande.S, Nagaraju.R, Rao PVP, Pillai.GK, Comparative Disposition of Sulphmethoxizolin in Health Volunteers and in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. Eastern Pharmacist 1990:33:121-123.
  • Treatment of Bronchial Asthma-Update C.M.C Proceedings in Family Medicine, K.M.C.Manipal 1991.
  • Rao Sukhesh, Rao PVP, Sahoo RC, Rajamma Rajan and Murthy PSN Primary Nasal Tuberculosis. Tubercle and Lung Diseases 1992; 73:5, 305
  • Rao Sukhesh, Rao PVP, SahooRC, Clubbing in Pulmonary Tuberculosis-A Clinico-Radiological Correlation Lung India 1992; X: 2, 69-70.
  • Rao Sukhesh, Rao PVP, Symptomatic lower lung field tuberculosis. SDMH Journal 1992; 16:2, 166-168.
  • Rao Sukhesh, Rao PVP, Sahoo RC, Decline in Alfa One Antitryspin levels with antitubercular Status – Correlation. Lung India 1992; X: 2, 68-70.
  • Rao Sukhesh, Rao PVP, SahooRC, Bronchogenic Carcinoma in the young, Lung India 1992; 1053; 101-102.
  • Rao Sukhesh, Rao PVP, Tuberculosis of Epiglottis, Lung India 1992; 10:3, 115-116.
  • Laxmi Anipindi, Ramesh Sahoo, Ravikala, V.Rao George Verghese and Rao PVP. Microfilariae in Bronchial Brushing Cytology of Symptomatic Pulmonary Lesions-A report of two cases-Internationals Academy of Cytology 1993; 37:3, 397-399.
  • Rao Sukhesh and Rao PVP. Bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax in silicosis. India J. Chest diseases allied science 1993; 37:1, 47-49.
  • Rao PVP and Kulkarni DR, cost effectivity of Short course chemotherapy and its applicability in pulmonary tuberculosis. State of Lung health in India 1993; 32 NCCP, Varanasi.
  • Deepak Murthy, Rao PVP and Murthy PSN. Unusual Bronchial Foreign Body-A case report. Lung India 1993; 1:3, 111-113.
  • Sahoo RC, Rao PVP, Concomitant Pulmonary tuberculosis with malignancy: A retrospective analysis – Indian Journal of clinical practice 1993; 4:4, 33-36.
  • Girija Ratna Kumari, Rao PVP, Beena VK, Ramani Shivananda PG. Bacteriological study of bronchoalveolar lavage in Immunocompromised hosts. Indian journal of Pathol Micobiol 1994; 37:4,409-414.
  • Oxygen therapy – review article published in “Analytica Medica”
  • Role of Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy in diagnosis of smear negative and Suspected cases of Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Published in National Tuberculosis Institute bulletin, Bangalore. 41/42, 1&2, 2006, Page No: 12-14, June-July.
  • A study on rapid confirmation of PT in smear negative AFB cases using FOB done through Transoropharyngeal spacer,SaudiArabia 19/1:2012,42-46,April
  • Transoropharyngeal spacer-an internal spacer for inhalers published in the journal of pharmareview 2011
  • comparative allergy profile -in krishna and Godavari basin published in journal of the Indian journal of mednodental allied sciences-2013
  • A profile of Thyroid goiter in Krishna-Godavari delta region published in International Journal of Pharma Research & Review, May 2014; 3(5):41-45 ISSN: 2278-6074
  • Whirling as a form of low intensity exercise, Rao Prabhakar et al in Int J Biol Med Res.2013;4 (1): 2939-2941.
  • Spatial Relationship of Metabolomics, OSA and Diabetics Mellitus, Journal of Stem cell Research, Vol 2 issue 1,1-3,2018
  • Nanomedicine and Geriatrics,Management issues in Geriatric care,Vol1.172-179,2019
  • Fellow of American College of Chest Physicians.
  • Member of American Sleep Disorders Association.
  • Fellow of National College of Chest Physicians, India.
  • Life Member of Indian Chest Society.
  • Member of Indian Medical Association.
  • Life Member world Geriatrics Association
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