Dr B Seetharama Rao

Professor and Unit Chief

Department of Orthopaedics


    • B Seetharama Rao teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students.
    • He is also involved in supervising and managing overall functioning of the Unit.


Subject Semester / Year
Orthopaedics (Theory and Clinical) Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth semester


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Mch (Orth) Liverpool University, United Kingdom 1996
MS (Ortho) Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 1985
D Ortho Orthopaedics Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 1983
MBBS Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 1980


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC,Mangalore Professor & Unit Chief,Dept.of Orthopaedics Nov 2016 till date :
Melaka Manipal Medical College,Melaka,Malaysia Prof.& HOD Orthopaedics Dec 2014 to Oct 2016
KMC,Mangalore Professor & Unit Chief of Orthopaedics May 2009 to Nov 2014
Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia Professor and Head of Orthopaedics 2005-2009
Department of Orthopaedics, KMC Mangalore Professor and Chief of Unit-I 2004-2005
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore Professor and Head of Orthopaedics 1999-2003
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore Associate Professor 1997-1999
United Kingdom Undergraduate teacher 1993-1996
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore Lecturer and Assistant Professor 1988-1992


Area of Interest

Paediatric Orthopaedics , Arthroscopic Surgeries

Area of Expertise

Paediatric Orthopaedics

Area of Research

Adult and Paediatric Orthopaedics

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Higher training in Orthopaedics, Royal College of Surgeons of England (Overseas Doctors Training Scheme), Liverpool, United Kingdom.
  • Senior ICMR fellowship awarded by the Indian Council of Medical Research for the research project, “An epidemiological survey and anthropometric study of perthes’ Disease”, 1985.
  • Life Member of Indian Orthopaedic Association, 1985.
  • Life Member of Karnataka Orthopaedic Association, 1997.
  • Member of Asian Association for Dynamic Osteosynthesis (AADO), 1994.
  • Life Member of Canara Orthopaedic Society, 1997.

Perthes’ disease in South India

1986-01-01 Chacko V Joseph B Clin Orthop

The epidemiology of perthes’disease in South India

1988-01-01 Joseph B Chacko V Hall AJ

Intl J of Epidemiology 1988.

Varus and equinovarus deformities of the foot associated with tarsal coalition

1994-01-01 Joseph B

The Foot 1994.

Altered skeletal growth in perthes’ disease, an anthropometric study of children from rural India

1995-01-01 Joseph B Chacko V Hall AJ

J Paediatric Orthop Part B 4(1) 1995.

The role of ultrasound in clubfoot management

2012-01-12 Rai Ravi R

Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery (India), December, 2012.

Perthes’ disease in the West coast of India

1985-01-01 Chacko V Joseph B

Indian J of Orthop 1985.

Huge secondary chondrosarcoma of the scapula-a delayed presentation.Seetharama Rao,Surendra Kamath, 1352-1354.Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research(IJIR),Vol.3,Issue 4,2017

Comprehensive study of cervical spine injuries and its management

2012-01-01 Dr Mohammad Sharjeel Rasheed

A comprehensive study of management of congenital clubfoot

2012-01-01 Dr Ravi Ranjan Rai

Complications of tourniquet use in Orthopedic Surgery

2013-01-01 Dr Poornachandra Tejasvi

Correlation of clinical features and magnetic resonance imaging findings in lumbar disc prolapse

2014-01-01 Dr Girish M