Personal Details
Primary Specialty
Experience46+ Years
Education & Training
EducationLutheran Multipurpose School, Guntur Guntur Medical College, Guntur, Andhra University, South India Royal College Of Physicians - Edinburgh
QualificationMBBS(1978) , MRCP(1984) , FRCP(2000) , Joined MBA (Medical Administration , BITS Pilani)
Research achievementsUlcerative colitis, Dilatation of biliary strictures, Endoscopic biliary stent placement, Gastrointestinal pharmacology, Falciparum Malaria


Present Appointment:

Since October 11, 1992, Dr. KJM Rao has served as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Nagarjuna Hospital, Vijayawada. This multispecialty hospital, established in 1992 by UK-trained consultants, specializes in gastroenterology, offering comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy services. With a focus on emergency gastrointestinal care and hepatobiliary endoscopy, the hospital boasts a regional gastroenterology unit and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology including Olympus endoscopy systems, X-ray with IITV, spiral CT, Fujinon 70X Magnification & Chromo Endoscopy, Double Balloon Enteroscopy, EUS system, and Fujinon ultra-slim Trans Nasal Endoscopy system. Dr. Rao works alongside a team of three medical gastroenterologists and two surgical gastroenterologists.

Previous Appointments:

Dr. Rao’s extensive experience includes various positions such as Locum Consultant Physician in Gastroenterology at Good Hope Hospital, Birmingham, and Southend Hospital, West-Cliff on Sea, Essex. He has also served as Staff Grade Physician in Gastroenterology at Mayday University Hospital, Croydon, Surrey, among others, both in the UK and India.

Courses and Conferences Attended:

Dr. Rao has pursued continuous professional development through courses and conferences globally. These include advanced medicine courses at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London University, postgraduate courses in gastroenterology at Oxford, and international conferences such as the World Congress of Gastroenterology. He has also been a member of the faculty for national conferences in gastroenterology in India.

Membership of Organizations:

Dr. Rao holds memberships in various professional organizations including the Indian Medical Association, Indian Society of Gastroenterology, and the Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India. He was also a former member of the British Society of Gastroenterology.

Conferences Conducted:

Dr. Rao has organized several conferences and workshops focused on gastroenterology, endoscopy, and hepatology. These events aimed to enhance the knowledge and skills of gastroenterologists and postgraduate students, featuring live endoscopy procedures and interactive sessions.

Publications and Presentations:

Dr. Rao has contributed significantly to the field of gastroenterology through publications and presentations, covering topics such as ulcerative colitis, biliary strictures, and peptic ulcer diseases. He has presented his research findings at various national and international conferences, contributing to advancements in the understanding and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders.