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Dr. K.L.N. RAO


Professional Experience

42 years in Pediatric Surgery out of which 20 years as Head of the Department in PGI, Chandigarh, an Institute of National Importance in India. Set up the Department of Pediatric Surgery in Advanced Pediatrics Center in 1998. Conducted many operative teaching workshops on Anorectal malformations, Pediatric Trauma, Exstrophy of Bladder and DEFLUX injection Techniques for trainees from all over the country.


MBBS, MS (Surgery- PGI, Chandigarh), MCh (Pediatric Surgery- PGI, Chandigarh), FACS, FAMS


Teaching & Research

Trained 140 MCh residents, published 440 research papers on various diseases of Pediatric Surgery & Pediatric Urology and have more than 3000 citations for my research work. Research Guide for 120 Ph.D. / M.Ch. / M.S. trainees

Guest Speaker

More than 150 CME Lectures & Guest Faculty in conferences & Workshops

Special fields of interest

Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Urology (Hydronephrosis, Vesico ureteral reflux (VUR), PU valves), Portal hypertension, Neonatal surgery, Antenatal counselling of mothers with fetus having congenital defects.

Extracurricular activities

Team Leader, Pediatric Surgery Charity Mission to Andaman & Nicobar islands in Feb 2007. Conducted surgeries on the patients along with CME lectures for the local doctors and nursing staff.

Academic Honours

University First Rank

University First Rank in MBBS

Best Research Award (Gold Medal)


Best Research Award (Gold Medal) winner at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh. The X-ray technique described is routinely practiced all over the world.

Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons (JIAPS)


The Journal was indexed in PubMed during this tenure.

International Guest Scholar of American College of Surgeons


It is one of the seven scholarships distributed on a worldwide basis. Visited various Children's Hospitals at San Francisco, Pittsburgh, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston in U.S.A and Toronto in Canada. Participated in an exchange of knowledge and delivered guest lectures.

President, Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons


National & International Awards

  •      Merit Certificate for best service in Pediatric Surgery by King Fahad Hospital, Saudi Arabia 1993-94
  •      Fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences (FAMS) 1993
  •      IAPS- ETHICON Visiting Professor Award2001
  •      IAPS Puran Chand Gupta Memorial Award2004
  •      M.S. Ramakrishnan Oration Award2005
  •      Dr. K.C. Sogani Gold Medal for Life Time Achievements2012
  •      Asopa – Wakhlu Oration Award –by U.P.- Uttarakhand Chapter of IAPS2014
  •      Calicut. International Medical Sciences Academy – Dr. K.N. Rao Oration Award2015
  •      Leelawati Upadhyaya Gold Medal of Asian Society for Paediatric Urology, New Delhi2015
  •      Dr. T. Dorairajan Gold Medal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, 2015 in recognition of Life Time Service in India.2015


* Available for consultations

Morning Hours(10 AM to 1 PM)

Chhuttani Medical Centre, SCO 52-54, Sector 17, Chandigarh

Evening Hours(4 PM to 8 PM)

  • Paras Bliss Hospital, Manasa Devi Complex, Panchkula 4 PM to 5 PM

  • House No. 169, Sector 4, Mansa Devi Complex (Adjacent to I.T.Park) Chandigarh5 PM to 8 PM

address:House No. 169, Sector 4, Mansa Devi Complex (Adjacent to I.T.Park) Chandigarh

phone:+91 9478858585