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Prashanth J Rao ( Prash)

MBBS, MS, MRCS, FRACS, PhD

Neurosurgeon and Spine Surgeon

Meet Dr Rao

MEET DOCTOR RAO

Dr Prashanth (Prash) Rao is a highly qualified, Australian trained Neurosurgeon who underwent Neurosurgical training at The Prince of Wales Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital, Westmead Hospital and The Canberra Hospital.  Prash obtained fellowship in Neurosurgery from Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2016 and then completed PhD in Spine at The University of New South Wales.

Prash underwent further specialization in minimally invasive spine surgery, spinal tumours and complex spine surgery at the Prestigious Royal Adelaide Hospital and peripheral nerve surgery at the renowned Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, London.  He believes in and ensures personalized multidisciplinary care for optimal outcome for the patient.

Prash completed medical undergraduate degree (MBBS) from the prestigious Bangalore Medical College with distinction in 1999. Further he completed the General Surgery program (MS, Master of Surgery) from Gujarat University, India ranking 6th for the University. He then came to Australia and worked in Neurosurgery at John Hunter Hospital and The Canberra Hospital before starting SET training in General surgery in Sydney (Hurstville Private and Campbelltown Hospitals). Further SET training in Neurosurgery was completed at The Canberra Hospital, Westmead Hospital, Westmead Childrens’ Hospital, The Prince of Wales Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital.  Prash obtained fellowship in Neurosurgery from Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2016 and then completed PhD in Spine at The University of New South Wales.

Qualification

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), 2016
  • PhD: University of New South Wales, 2016
  • MRCS (Member of Royal College of Surgeons): Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, 2006
  • DNB (Diplomate of National Board): National Board of Examinations, India, 2004
  • MS(Master of Surgery): Gujarat University, India, 2004
  • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery): Bangalore University, 1999

Current Positions

  • Consultant Neurosurgeon Westmead  Private Hospital
  • Consultant Neurosurgeon Prince of Wales Private Hospital
  • Consultant Neurosurgeon Norwest Private Hospital
  • Consultant Neurosurgeon Macquire University Hospital
  • Consultant Neurosurgeon Southern Highlands Private Hospital
  • Conjoint Senior Lecturer at University of New South Wales
  • Conjoint Senior lecturer at University of Sydney
  • Conjoint Senior lecturer at Macquire University

Traning | Education Rules

  • Senior Lecturer (Conjoint) – University of New South Wales, University of Sydney and Macquire University hospital
  • Education – Westmead Private Hospital, Macquire University Hospital and University of New South Wales, University of Sydney and Macquire University

Research | Journal roles

Editorial appointments
            Role Journals
Editor Frontiers in Surgery Journal of Spine Surgery Austin Neurosurgery
Reviewer Spine, The Spine Journal, Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, British Journal of Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Frontiers in Surgery, Journal of Spine Surgery, Austin Neurosurgery, Internal Medicine Journal, Critical Care, Journal of Visualized Experiments, BMJ open

Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)
  • Neurosurgical Society of Australasia (NSA)
  • The Spine Society of Australasia (SSA)
  • Australian Medical Association (AMA)
  • NSW Neurosurgical Association
  • North American Spine Society (NASS)

Awards and Medals

RACS – Best trainee presentation 2014 SET RACS exam- Sir Gordon-Gordon Taylor Award creativ_toggle]