Meet The Team

Meet The Team

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Dr. Rao is an Otolaryngologist who is fellowship trained in both Anterior and Lateral Skull Base Surgeries. He has worked with Prof. Mario Sanna, Prof. Paolo Castelnuovo and other prominent European Skull Base Surgeons and has a vast experience in treating various challenging Skull Base Pathologies. Dr. Rao has over 100 peer reviewed scientific publications (h index of 19), 25 chapters & 1 text book on Cochlear & other Auditory Implants by Thieme International. He is a visiting Professor at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He has pioneered many new concepts in skull base surgery in India. He is the Founder of World Skull Base. His areas of interest are Vestibular Schwannomas, Skull Base Meningiomas, Paragangliomas, Petrous Bone Cholesteatomas, Temporal Bone Malignancies, Cochlear Implantation, Bone Anchored Hearing devices, Auditory Brainstem Implantation, Nose and Paranasal tumors, Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibromas and Head & Neck Cancers


Dr. KC Prasad Rao

Head and Neck Surgeon


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Dr. KC Prasad Rao is an eminent Otolaryngologist specialised in Head & Neck Surgeries. He has pioneered many concepts in Head & Neck Oncosurgery notably regional blocks in Head & Neck surgery. He served as Professor & Head of the Department of ORLHNS at Manipal University, Mangalore and as Dean of SIMSRC, Mangalore. He also served as the Consultant ENT surgeon at the King AbdulAziz Specialist Hospital in Saudi Arabia and as a Consultant ENT surgeon at various hospitals in the UAE. He has over 50 international peer reviewed publications t o his credit and has been a thesis guide to over 50 students. He was also the 1st person to start the Cochlear Implant programme in Mangalore, thereby establishing the 1st center in Karnataka outside Bangalore.

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Dr. Sunil Furtado

Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon


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Dr. Sunil V Furtado is a senior consultant neurosurgeon in Bangalore with over 15 years experience in Neurosurgery. He completed his MCh from Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute, Trivandrum; a national institute under the Central ministry of Science and Technology. He worked for 9 years at the Sri Sathya Sai Institute for Higher Medical Sciences at Whitefield, Bangalore. During his stay, he was actively involved with neuro-oncology projects with the Indian Institute of Science and CSIR & focused on brain tumors and cerebrovascular disorders. He then completed two fellowships in the US: Cerebrovascular & Skull Base Surgery at Stanford University, California & Endovascular Neurosurgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. These fellowships provided a multimodality approach to managing complex head, neck and brain tumors, integrating skills of operative neurosurgery and radio-interventional neurosurgery.


Dr. Ananth Chinthapalli

Consultant ENT Surgeon



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Dr Ananth Chintapalli,  ENT, Head and Neck surgeon with 5 years of overall experience, currently working as an associate consultant at Manipal Hospitals and Apollo spectra Hospital,  Bangalore.  He completed M.S. ENT from Dr NTR University of Health Sciences. Well versed with all ENT conditions and surgical procedures.

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Dr. Pallavi Rao

Senior Radiologist


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Dr. Pallavi Rao is a senior radiologist from Manipal University, trained in Imaging of the Skull Base. She completed her Fellowship of the European Board of Examinations while she worked at Casa Di Cura Piacenza, Italy under Prof. Mario Sanna. She went on to complete her FRCR from UK. She is currently working at Telerad Soultions, Whitefield, one of India's largest Teleradiology solution providers. She also works at Columbia Asia Hospitals, Bangalore

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Dr. Ganga J Kamath

Consultant ENT Surgeon


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Dr Ganga J Kamath , an ENT Surgeon with fellow in training in skull base surgery under Dr Sampath Chandra Prasad , has an experience of 3 years in general ontology ,rhinology ,laryngology and head and neck surgery. She has done her MS ENT from kempegowda institute of medical sciences , DNB from NAT board and a diploma in lateral skull base surgery from World Skull Base.She  is trained for head and neck surgery in Kidwai Institute of Oncology.

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Leebana. P

Clinical Audiologist and Speech Pathologist


Ms. Leebana. P is an Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist with 1 year experience. She earned her Bachelors as well as Masters degree in Audiology from Dr. S. K Chandrasekar’s Institute of Speech and Hearing, Bangalore. Ms. Leebana's  interest lies in early identification and intervention of hearing loss, childhood speech and language disorders, adult neurogenic speech and language disorders, pediatric feeding difficulty.

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Dr. Sampath Chandra Prasad Rao

Consultant Cochlear Implant and Skull Base Surgeon



Santhosh H J

Executive Director & CEO

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Santhosh H J is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer at Aadhya Healthcare Private Limited. He has nearly 25 years of experience managing the field of Real Estate Industry and Architecture. Presently associated with Adarsh a Real Estate firm, Tandem Design Architectural firm, Village Groupe Commercial Real Estate firm. 

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Mr. Rajesh is working as Business Operation Manager at Aadhya Healthcare Private Limited. He has nearly 16 years of experience in IT Industry, Real Estate, Design Consultancy. Also, worked as Relationship Manager at Patel Realty, Artha Real Estate Corporation, Infoedge India Limited & TDCPL.

Aditya Ravindranath

Chief Administrative Officer


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Aditya is the Chief Administrative Officer at Aadhya Healthcare Private Limited. Aditya has 4 years of experience in Retail, NBFC and Hospitality industries. He has completed Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing and IT from Pune University and MBA in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship from Western Sydney University, Australia. 


Rajesh Jayaraj

Business Operation Manager



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Asha G
Manager - Clinical Operations


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Asha is working as the Clinical Operations Manager at Aadhya Healthcare Private Limited. She has 10 years of experience in MNCs and Healthcare sectors. She has done her Bachelors and Masters in RC College, Bangalore University.


K.S Kiran Kumar

Manager - Clinical Operations


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Kiran is working as a Clinical Operations Manager at Aadhya Healthcare Private Limited.  He is a qualified management and Computer Application Professional with over 10 years of industry experience.

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Sandeepa B
Finance Controler
Diploma in Civil

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Sandeepa is the Finance Controler at Aadhya Healthcare Private Limited. He has nearly 20 years of experience in Real Estate Industry and Architecture. Worked at RSP Design Consultant, Artha Real Estate Firm, Tandam Design Architecture Firm.


Thoufeeq Shah

Digital Marketing Manager, PGDM

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Thoufeeq is working as a Digital Marketing Manager at Aadhya Healthcare Private Limited Bangalore. Thoufeeq did his Degree with HR & Marketing specialization at Mangalore University. He holds a diploma in Digital Marketing and Business Analytics .