Dr. C.V. Rao, M.S., M.Ch. MBA (HA), P.G. Diploma in Yoga.

Hailing from a modest agricultural family in Prakasam District, A.P. with rural background, his educational achievements are an excellent reflection of his dedication and commitment. After graduating in 1975, from RMC, Kakinada, he obtained PG qualification in General Surgery from Guntur Medical College, Guntur  in 1978. Pursuing a career in super specialty was not the order of the day in those days, but he had the vision to look beyond and secured M.Ch qualification in Plastic Surgery at Safdarjung hospital, New Delhi in 1981.

He opted to join Govt. service and contributed his share in the service of the poor and the needy. His commitment to high ethical & moral values in the practice of medicine, made him dear to all students and faculty. His initial tenure as Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at KMC- Kurnool, GMC-Guntur and RMC-Kakinada won him good name as a doctor and his skills in surgical procedures motivated several budding doctors, to pursue a career in Plastic Surgery. In the year 1989 he was elevated to the post of Professor of Plastic surgery and posted to Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam and worked till his retirement from Govt. Service, in May 2008. During his tenure as HOD, the department of Plastic Surgery at King George Hospital developed beyond anybody’s expectation from meager bed strength of 7 to 40. Impressed by his commitment & devotion to the profession, philanthropists came forward with donations to set up   a 20 bedded exclusive burns ward in KGH.

In recognition of his services to the poor and the needy in general and the contributions made to the specialty of Plastic surgery in particular, (like for example repair of cleft lips and treating burns patients) the Plastic Surgeons Association of India has selected him for National and International travelling fellowships. His area of special interest has moved him to get special training under Late Dr. Jamal of Tanjore (TN), in reconstructive surgeries in the management of Filarial elephantiasis. In 1993 he underwent special training in United States of America on “Cosmetic Surgery”. He is a regular participant to National Plastic Surgeons Conferences with scientific presentations.

Appreciating his seminal contribution in the day to day functioning of KGH, he was appointed as Deputy superintendent of King George Hospital in the year 2002. In 2005 he served the Plastic Surgeon’s Association of Andhra Pradesh as ‘President’. He is also the recipient of ‘Special merit certificate’ from the Director of Medical Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh, in recognition of his contribution to the field of medical Sciences. In the year 2006, he was promoted to the cadre of Addl. Director of Medical Education by the Government of Andhra Pradesh and posted as Principal, Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam. As Principal, he made many innovative changes in Academic and Student welfare activities. He brought in Administrative reforms and developed various departments on par with Institutions of Excellence. His commitment to the protection of public property was evident by the fact that the sports ground of men’s hostel, which was partially under occupation by unauthorized elements  for several years was evicted and reclaimed during his tenure.

On retirement from Govt. service after superannuation he took over as Director in Gitam University and was instrumental in developing Gitam Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at Visakhapatnam. It is first of its kind in getting deemed status in Medical Sciences in A P.He voluntarily opted out from there and later took over as Director of Visakha Institute of Medical Sciences in December 2016. After a short stint he moved to occupy the chair of Vice Chancellor of Dr.N T R University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada. In October 2019 he resigned as Vice Chancellor and joined Gitam deemed to be University as Pro Vice Chancellor looking after the Medical Wing. In July 2023 he joined Dr.Pinnamaneni Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Foundation as Director.

Dr.C.V.Rao, known for his simplicity, dedication, straight forwardness and administrative skills, is an asset for any organization. He is fond of avoiding hierarchy system and loves to work in tandem with colleagues.