Dr Sumesh T Rao

Professor and Head

Department of Anaesthesiology


    Sumesh T Rao is Professor & Head and also a Consultant Anaesthesiologist at the Department of Anaesthesiology, KMC Hospital, Mangalore.

    He teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is also a research guide and an examiner for the postgraduates.

    He also:

    • Assists in the implementation of institutional and departmental policies and protocols; teaching programs and lesson plans of the department.

    • Plays an active role in the Hospital Quality Management Program.



Subject Semester / Year
Anaesthesiology Seventh and eighth semester MBBS
Diploma in Anaesthesia
MD in Anaesthesia
Anaesthesiology for Dental Students


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MBBS T D Medical College, Alleppey, Kerala 1998
Diploma & MD in Anaesthesiology Govt. Medical College, Trivandrum. 2003-2004 June


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore Professor and Head 30/06/2022 - till date
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore Professor 21/09/2020 - till date
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore Associate Professor 22-June-2017 - 20-September-2020
Jazan University, Gizan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Associate Professor & Head of the Department 29-April-2014 to June 2017
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore Associate Professor 19-August-2009 to 23-April-2014
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore Assistant Professor 19-August-2004 to 18-August-2009
T D Medical College, Alleppey, Kerala Tutor Taught theory and practical classes in Anatomy to 1st Semester MBBS students. 11 months


Area of Interest

Paediatric, Obstetric, Orthopedic and Head-and-Neck surgery Anaesthesia • Pain and Palliative Care • Continual improvement of quality.

Area of Expertise

Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care, Pain Management, Palliative Care, Healthcare Quality Management, Accreditation

Area of Research

Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care, Pain Management, Palliative Care

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

• Member of IMA (Indian Medical Association) since 2003

• Member of ISA (Indian Society Of Anaesthesiology) since 2001

• Member of IAPC (Indian Association of Palliative Care) since 2007

• Member of AOA (Association of Obstetric Anaesthesiologists of India) since 2018

• Member of AORA (Association of Regional Anaesthesiologists of India) since 2018


Top 5 recent publications of Dr. Sumesh T Rao :

1. Rao S, Misquith J. and Ribeiro K. (2019). Laryngospasm: Prevention Better than Cure. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 10(10), p.194.
2. Upadya M, and Rao S. (2018). Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy. Indian Journal of Anaesthesia, 62(9), p.675.
3. S Rao P, T Rao S. (2014). Textbook of Pathology & Genetics for Nursing.. 2nd ed. Emmess Medical Publishers. ISBN 9788190746328
4. Rao P, Saha, D, T Rao S. (2013). Awareness On Blood Donation Among The Nursing Staff. International Journal of Advanced Research, I (7), pp.610-616.
5. Rao S T, Upadya M, Narendrakumar, D. and Deepa T. (2011). Comparative Study of Anti - Emetic Efficacy of Palonosetron with Ondansetron And Metoclopramide. Indian Journal of Applied Research, 3(10), pp.1-3.
6. Rao S T, Wali M, Sachan Vand Upadya, M. (2012). Comparison of Post-Operative Analgesic Effects of Pre-Operative Pregabalin with Diclofenac in Head and Neck Surgery. International Journal of Scientific Research, 2(8), pp.319-322.

ICMR Projects: 1. Intravenous Morphine Infusion for relief of Acute Postoperative Pain – Dr Priya Sahai 2. Procalcitonin as a marker for respiratory infections in the ICU – Dr Pradhum Ram Clinical Audit: 1. Postoperative Pain Relief in the PACU – Dr Jayanth Gowda