Dr. Sharath Rao
Pro Vice Chancellor – Health Sciences

Dr. Sharath Kumar Rao K completed MBBS from Mysore University in 1985. He obtained D.Ortho and MS in Orthopaedics in the year 1987 and 1988 respectively from Mangalore University. Being an alumnus of KMC, Manipal, he joined the Department of Orthopedics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal as an Assistant Lecturer in the year 1988. Since then, he has been serving the institution in various capacities.

Dr. Sharath has been serving the Department of Orthopaedics, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal as the Head of Unit – V since 2000. He was the Head of the Department of Orthopaedics, KMC, Manipal during 2009-2014.  He has also served as the Associate Dean of KMC, Manipal during 2015-2019. He was appointed as the Dean of KMC, Manipal in August 2019. He has also served Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal and Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences (SMIMS), Sikkim for short stints.


A renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon in the field of complex trauma, joint replacement and knee arthroscopy, Dr. Sharath served as the President of the Karnataka Orthopaedic Association in 2013 and President of the Orthopaedic Association of South Indian States (OASIS) in the year 2018. He also served as the Executive Council Member and Chairman of AO Trauma India.


Dr. Sharath has to his credit 92 publications in indexed journals. He has also published several chapters in books related to trauma, joint replacement, and arthroscopy. He has delivered lecturers and conducted workshops in Europe, the USA, South America, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand on AO Trauma. He is a renowned speaker in the field of Complex Trauma, Anthroscopy and Arthroplasty in conferences and CMEs all over India and overseas.



Email: sk.rao@manipal.edu

Office: 0820-2922467