Dr.Vishal Rao is presently the Chief of Head & Neck Surgical oncology & Robotic surgery at HCG Cancer Centre, Bangalore. He completed his post-graduation in otorhinolaryngology from a reputed institute in Karnataka & fellowship in Head & Neck oncology surgery from a well-known institute in Mumbai.
Dr. Rao takes keen interest in cancer prevention and anti-tobacco programmes.His area of expertise is head & neck surgery, which includes surgery for benign and malignant tumours of the thyroid, parotid and salivary gland surgeries, complex neck surgeries, such as radical and modified neck dissections, carotid body, other vascular tumours, and parapharyngeal space tumours
Dr.Vishal is the inventor of ‘Aum Voice Prosthesis’ a $1 speaking device for throat cancer patients. His invention is a part of 100 global social innovations across the globe. With over 13 patents filed for his innovation on medical devices, drugs, techniques & theories, Dr.Vishal has received wide recognition from BBC, Harvard Business Review & Forbes.
As a recognition to his contributions, he has been conferred the Honorary FRCS from Royal College of Surgeons in Glasgow. He has also received Judy Wilkenfield award for Global Excellence in tobacco control and has been a recipient of multiple state level awards including the Kempegowda award.
He also serves as editor of journal of precision oncology and has over 100 national & international publications to his credit. Dr. Vishal in an international advisor to World Health Organization Tobacco Free initiatives and is a visiting faculty of John Hopkins University leadership programs.
- Throat cancer.
- Salivary gland tumors.
- Thyroid cancer.
- Lymph nodes.
- Head and neck cancer biopsy.
- Head and neck cancer lump.
- Head and neck cancer screening.
- Head and neck cancer medication.
- Head and neck cancer diagnosis.
- Head and neck tumor.
- Head and neck carcinoma.
- Malignant Head and neck tumor.
- Benign Head and neck tumor
- HealthCare Global,5 years 6 months.
- Regional Director - Head Neck Surgical Oncology & Associate Dean,Dec 2019 – Present.
- Consultant - Head Neck Surgical Oncologist and Robotic Surgeon,Jan 2015 – Present.
- Associate,Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru,Nov 2011 – May 2015.
- Consultant Oncologist Head Neck Surgeon,Chord Road Hospital,Aug 2010 – May 2015.
- Senior Consultant,BGS Global Hospital, Bangalore,Apr 2013 – Dec 2014.
- Senior Consultant Surgical Oncology (Head & Neck) at Global Oncology Institute - BGS Global Hospital.
- Various Institute & Colleges,Guest Faculty & Invited Lectures,2009 – 2014 .
- Speaker-Management of Neck in H&N Cancers - Promote ENT CME organized by ICON & Dr. Reddy’s in 2014.
- Moderator-Live Surgical Workshop on Head Neck Surgical Oncology-Devraj URS Medical College in 2014.
- Panellist-CME on Head Neck Cancers Management update, organized by HCG in 2014.
- Panellist-66th Annual Conference of Association Otolaryngologists of India AOICON 2014 “Changing Trends in Management of Carcinoma Larynx” & “Challenging Thyroid Cases” in 2014.
- Consultant Oncologist Head Neck Surgeon,HCG Curie center of Oncology,Jul 2012 – Mar 2013.
- Visiting Consultant Head Neck Surgeon /Asst. Professor,Raja Rajeshwari Medical College & Hospital,Jul 2010 – Feb 2013.
- Visiting Consultant Oncologist- Head & Neck Surgeon,Apollo Hospital,Apr 2010 – Dec 2011,Fortis Hospitals.
- Consultant Oncologist Head Neck Surgeon,Fortis Hospitals,Jan 2009 – Dec 2011.
- Asst. Professor,Kidwai Memorial Institute.
- Jan 2009 – Jun 2010.
- Fellow,Tata Memorial Hospital,Apr 2006 – Nov 2008.
- Visiting Scholar,University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,Jul 2008 – Jul 2008
EducationM.B.B.S. | M.S.
- Union for International Cancer control (UICC).
- Foundation of Head and Neck Oncology (FHNO).
- Action Council against Tobacco (ACT)
Research / Publication
- Dr. Vishal has over 100 national & international publications to his credit