Dr Krishna Rao

Dr Krishna Shama Rao

Department: Cosmetic Clinic

Designation: HOD & Sr Consultant - Cosmetic Surgeon

Qualification: MBBS, FRCS(Ed.), MDS, FDSRCS(Eng)

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Dr Krishna Rao is a highly sought-after surgeon and is considered to be one of the best in his field with an experience of over 37 years. He has an extensive expertise in areas such as cranial deformity surgery, facial cosmetic surgery, obstructive sleep apnoea surgery and regenerative medicine and his experience of 16 years as a professor and director of renowned Institution has led him to attend various International conferences like the World Cleft Congress, International Congress of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons Conference,USA as an International Guest Faculty. His groundbreaking work in the field of craniofacial anomalies has improved the lives of countless children and adults, and is widely respected within the medical community for his contribution in textbooks on operative maxillofacial and oral surgery, craniofacial anomalies in paediatric dentistry which are published in leading indexed journals of craniomaxillofacial surgery, neurosurgery, and maxillofacial surgery. He is known for his commitment to providing quality health care and ensuring the best possible outcomes for his patients.


36+ Years of Experience
  • Head & Professor
    Department of Oral & Craniofacial Surgery
    CKS Teja Dental College
  • Professor & Director (1995-2007)
    Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Craniofacial
    Surgery Medical Sciences Complex, Deralakatte
  • Associate Professor(1991–1995)
    Department of Maxillofacial Surgery
    Padmashree Hospital & Research Center
  • Registrar (1988 – 1991)
    Dept .of Maxillofacial Surgery
    Royal London Hospital
    Whitechapel, London
  • Assistant Professor (January 1987 – December 1987)
    Oraland Maxillofacial Surgery
    College of Dental Surgery, KMC, Manipal
  • Lecturer (1985– 1986)
    Oraland Maxillofacial Surgery
    College of Dental Surgery, KMC, Manipal
  • Tutor (1983-1984)
    Oraland Maxillofacial Surgery
    College of Dental Surgery, KMC, Manipal
  • Resident Medical Officer (1981–1982)
    BARC Hospital, Mumbai


  • BDS– Bombay University (1980)
  • MDS-Mangalore University (1985)
  • FDSRCS (UK) (1990)
  • MBBS – MAHE University (1996)
  • FRCS (Ed.,UK) (1999)


  • Cranial Deformity Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Surgery
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Regenerative Medicine


  • President of the Indian Society for Cleft Lip Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies (2007-2008)
  • First Hon. Editor – Cleft Journal of Indian Society for Cleft Lip, Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies
  • Advisor WHO – Panel on Global strategies for prevention of Cleft Lip, Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies
  • Set up the first Smile Train Cleft Center in India since August,2000. (Around 800 cleft surgeries were performed each year)
  • Set up the first Craniofacial Centre in 2001, supported by Cleft Children International, Zurich, Switzerland, under the Presidentship of Prof.HermannSailer, MD, DDS, Ph.D
  • Awarded grants by Cleft Lip and Palate Association of London, UK, for developing International Standards of treatment for cleft patients

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