Surgical Oncologist (Head and Neck)
MS, Fellow-Head Neck Surgical Oncology, Visiting Scholar, University of Pittsburgh
Dr.Vishal Rao is presently the incharge of Head and Neck services in the Department of Surgical Oncology at HCG, Bangalore
Dr Vishal is well known in Karnataka for his tobacco related cancer campaign.
He is one of the best known Onco surgeon in Karnataka.
Dr.Vishal Rao is presently the incharge of Head and Neck services in the Department of Surgical Oncology at HCG, Bangalore.
He completed his training in Head and Neck Oncology Surgery at the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, and a brief stint at the Pittsburgh School of Medicine as a visiting scholar.
He has more than 20 National and International publications to his credit, and is a reviewer for 8 International journals.
He also works with the World Health Organisation and its partners in collaboration with state and union government to implement the WHO FCTC – Framework convention for Tobacco Control through National Tobacco Control Programme.
He is a member of the High-powered committee on tobacco control and cancer prevention, Govt of Karnataka. He is a visiting faculty to the John Hopkins University programmes.