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Dr. Keerthi S Rao
Specialist - Anesthesiologist
Field of Expertise
  • Obstetric and Paediatric Anesthesia, 
  • Regional anesthesia and nerve blocks, 
  • Labour analgesia
Dr. Keerthi S Rao is a skilled specialist anesthesiologist with over 13 years of experience.
She obtained her Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.) from the  M S Ramaiah Medical College and her post-graduate Diploma in Anaesthesia (D.A.) from the Medical College in Davangere, India.
Dr. Keerthi received an accredited Fellowship in Obstetric Anaesthesia (Combined Obstetric- Paediatric training) in 2018, followed by extensive training in Pediatric Anesthesia at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Honors and Awards 
  • Dr. V.G. Appukutty Gold Medal (For First position in All India Level) for D.N.B. Anaesthesiology, India, June 2013 
  • World Anaesthesia Day Felicitation for academic achievements, Indian Soceity of Anaesthesiologists, Bangalore, India, October 2015 
Professional Affiliations 
  • Member, Indian Medical Association (IMA)
  • Member, Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists (ISA) 
  • Member, Associaton of Obstetric Anaesthesiologists (AOA)
  • Member, Indian Association of Pediatric Anaesthesiologists (IAPA) 
  1. Rao K S et al: Anaesthetic management of a case of Haberland’s Syndrome (encephalocraniocutaneous lipomatosis). Indian J Anaesth 2019; 63:587-9 
  2. Vibhavari Milind Naik, Keerthi S Rao, Basanth Kumar Rayani, Maddirala Subrahmanyam and Rajeev Subramanyam: Long-term venous access devices and anaesthesiologists. Update in Anaesthesia. January2019. Vol33;62-69 
  3. Manohar N, Rao K S, Chakrabarti D, Srinivas DB. Scalp Block: Tool for Diagnosis in Postoperative Headache of Unknown Origin. JNeurosurgAnesthesiol. 2017 Jul 18. doi: 10.1097/ANA.0000000000000444. [Epub ahead of print] 
  4. Manohar N, Balasubramaniam A, Kumar MS, Rao K, Srinivas D, Dhritiman C. Intraoperative Neuromonitoring During Sciatic Nerve Schwanomma Excision: Utility of Evoked Potentials. J NeurosurgAnesthesiol. 2018 Mar 2. doi:10.1097/ANA.0000000000000481. [Epub ahead of print] 
  5. Nitin Manohar, Deviprasad Mohapatra, Anandh Balasubramaniam, Keerthi Rao, Deepti Srinivas, Dhritiman Chakrabarti. Setting Up Workflow of an Intraoperative MRI Unit: A Single- Centre Experience of First 53 Cases. J Neuroanaesthesiol Crit Care 2018;5:177–183
  6. Manohar, Nitin; Palan, Astha; Mohapatra, Deviprasad; Rao Keerthi; Srinivas, Deepti; Chakrabarti, Dhritiman:Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Evoked Potential Monitoring: Tailored Method of Scalp Corkscrew Electrode Placement to Reduce Image Artifacts J Neuroanaesthesiol Crit Care (Ahead of print).
Non-Peer Reviewed
  1. Rao K. Management of Mitral Stenosis in Pregnancy and During Delivery. Rainbow Hospital Newsletter, Sept – Dec 2016.