Dr Sumesh T Rao


Department of Anaesthesiology


    Sumesh T Rao is Professor 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 Subject code Semester
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 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