Dr. C.V. Rao, M.S., M.Ch. MBA (HA), P.G. Diploma in Yoga.
About Vice Chancellor
Hailing from a modest agricultural family in Prakasam District, A.P. with rural background, his
educational achievements are an excellent reflection of his dedication and commitment. After
graduating in 1975, from RMC, Kakinada, he obtained PG qualification in General Surgery from
Guntur Medical College, Guntur in 1978. Pursuing a career in super specialty was not the order
of the day in those days, but he had the vision to look beyond and secured M.Ch qualification in
Plastic Surgery at Safdarjung hospital, New Delhi in 1981.
He opted to join Govt. service and contributed his share in the service of the poor and the needy.
His commitment to high ethical & moral values in the practice of medicine, made him dear to all
students and faculty. His initial tenure as Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at KMCKurnool,
GMC-Guntur and RMC-Kakinada won him good name as a doctor and his skills in
surgical procedures motivated several budding doctors, to pursue a career in Plastic Surgery. In
the year 1989 he was elevated to the post of Professor of Plastic surgery and posted to Andhra
Medical College, Visakhapatnam and worked till his retirement from Govt. Service, in May
2008. During his tenure as HOD, the department of Plastic Surgery at King George Hospital
developed beyond anybody’s expectation from meager bed strength of 7 to 40. Impressed by his
commitment & devotion to the profession, philanthropists came forward with donations to set up
a 20 bedded exclusive burns ward in KGH.
In recognition of his services to the poor and the needy in general and the contributions made to
the specialty of Plastic surgery in particular, (like for example repair of cleft lips and treating
burns patients) the Plastic Surgeons Association of India has selected him for National and
International travelling fellowships. His area of special interest has moved him to get special
training under Late Dr. Jamal of Tanjore (TN), in reconstructive surgeries in the management of
Filarial elephantiasis. In 1993 he underwent special training in United States of America on
“Cosmetic Surgery”. He is a regular participant to National Plastic Surgeons Conferences with
Appreciating his seminal contribution in the day to day functioning of KGH, he was appointed as
Deputy superintendent of King George Hospital in the year 2002. In 2005 he served the Plastic
Surgeon’s Association of Andhra Pradesh as ‘President’. He is also the recipient of ‘Special
merit certificate’ from the Director of Medical Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh, in
recognition of his contribution to the field of medical Sciences. In the year 2006, he was
promoted to the cadre of Addl. Director of Medical Education by the Government of Andhra
Pradesh and posted as Principal, Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam. As Principal, he
made many innovative changes in Academic and Student welfare activities. He brought in
Administrative reforms and developed various departments on par with Institutions of
Excellence. His commitment to the protection of public property was evident by the fact that the
sports ground of men’s hostel, which was partially under occupation by unauthorized elements
for several years was evicted and reclaimed during his tenure.
After retirement he took over as Director of Gitam Institute of Medical Sciences and Research
and contributed to the formation of first Deemed University in Medical sciences in A.P.
Before assuming charge as Vice-Chancellor of Dr.NTR University of Health Sciences,
Vijayawada, he worked as Director of Visakha Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS), at
Dr.C.V.Rao, known for his simplicity, dedication, straight forwardness and administrative skills,
is an asset for any organization. He is fond of avoiding hierarchy system and loves to work in
tandem with colleagues
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