Dr Prashantha S Rao

Department: HPB Surgery and Liver Transplant

Designation: Senior Consultant and Lead Deceased Donor Liver Transplant Program

Qualification: MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Surgical Gastroenterology (Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi), Fellowship in Liver Transplantation (Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi)

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Dr. Prashantha S. Rao has cumulative experience of over 14 years in the field of GI and HPB Surgery and Liver Transplant. He has been trained in Maulana Azad Medical College & Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, both premier medical institutions in New Delhi, India. Subsequently he completed his liver transplant fellowship at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital which is one of the foremost centers for Liver transplantation in India.

As a Consultant GI & HPB Oncosurgery and Liver transplant at Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad, he was instrumental in establishing the liver transplant program and multi centric Cadaver liver transplant programs across southern India. He was also instrumental in setting up the liver transplant program at multiple Hospitals in Maharashtra before moving to Global Hospitals, Mumbai.


15 Years of Experience


  • October 2016 to Present
    Senior Consultant and Lead Deceased Donor Liver Transplant, Institute of Liver Diseases, HPB Surgery and Liver Transplant, Global Hospitals, Mumbai.
  • January 2016 to October 2016
    Consultant HPB Surgery & Liver Transplant, Sahyadri Superspeciality Hospital, Pune
  • July 2014 to December 2015
    Consultant Surgical Gastroenterology, GI Oncology & Liver Transplantation, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.
  • October 2011 – July 2014
    Consultant Surgical Gastroenterology, GI Oncology & Liver Transplantation, Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.
  • August 2010 – October 2011
    Fellow in Liver Transplantation, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi.
  • August 2007 – August 2010
    Superspeciality Resident in Department of Surgical Gastroenterology & Liver Transplant, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi.
  • July 2006 – February 2007
    Senior Resident (General Surgery), MAX Balaji Hospital, New Delhi.


  • Living donor liver transplant
  • Deceased donor liver transplant
  • Liver, pancreas and biliary tract (gall bladder and bile duct) surgeries: cancer and non cancer
  • Shunt surgeries for portal hypertension
  • Laparoscopic liver surgery


  1. Initial Poor Function and Primary Nonfunction in Deceased-Donor Orthotopic Liver Transplantation Maintaining Short Cold Ischemic Time. Prog Transplant. 2016 Dec;26(4):340-347. doi: 10.1177/1526924816663516.
  2. Live donor liver transplantation for acute liver failure: A single center experience. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2018 Jan;37(1):25-30. doi: 10.1007/s12664-017-0812-y.
  3. Golhar A, Nikam V, Rao P, Mohanka R. Laparoscopic resection of liver tumors. Mini-invasive Surg. 2019;3:9. http://dx.doi.org/10.20517/2574-1225.2018.58
  4. Dual graft living donor liver transplantation – a case report. BMC Surg. 2019 Oct 22;19(1):149. doi: 10.1186/s12893-019-0606-5.
  5. Acute Liver Failure Secondary to Yellow PhosphorusRodenticide Poisoning: Outcomes at a Center WithDedicated Liver Intensive Care and Transplant Unit. doi: 10.1016/j.jceh.2020.09.010 
  6. A Multicentric Experience on Living Donor Liver Transplantation in COVID19 Hotspots in India. doi: 10.1002/LT.25957.

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