Dr. Vishal Rao

Regional Director - Head Neck Surgical Oncology and robotic surgery at HealthCare Global (HCG)

He is a TEDx speaker and inventor of the Aum Voice Prosthesis a 1$ speaking device for throat cancer patients. He has more than 18 patents filed for his innovations on medical devices, drugs, techniques and theories. He has been a visiting faculty to John Hopkins University leadership programs. He is presently editor of Journal of precision oncology and has more than 100 national and international publications to his credit, and is a reviewer for 10 international journals.

He is a member of consultative group to Principal Scientific Advisor, Govt of India. He serves as the Chair of Ethics committee on Biotech with govt of Karnataka, Dept of IT & BT and member of ICMR ethics committee. He is an international advisor to World Health Organisation Tobacco Free Initiatives (Bloomberg) partners in collaboration with state and union government to implement the WHO FCTC- Framework convention for Tobacco Control through National Tobacco control program.

He has been recipient of several awards – Kempegowda Award – highest civil award conferred by the Bengaluru Corporation, the Varshada Kannadiga Award 2018 (Kannadiga of the Year) for his contributions in Science and Technology.