The Bangalore ENT Institute & Research Center (BEIRC) was established in 2019 by Dr. Sampath Chandra Prasad Rao in Bangalore

Dr. Sampath Chandra Prasad Rao

Otolaryngologist, Head, Neck & Skull Base Surgeon, Neurotologist, Hearing Implantologist

With His Highness the King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima of Netherlands on their 1st state visit to India after the King's accession to the throne in 2013 and Health Minister of the Government of India & Chairman of WHO, Mr. Harshvardhan

Dr. Sampath Chandra Prasad Rao is a Consultant Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgeon specialized in Skull Base Surgeries & Hearing Implantology.

 

Dr. Rao did his Masters at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore (Manipal University) bagging the best outgoing student in the process. He is the Fellow of European Academy of Otology & Neurotology & of European Board of Examinations. He was awarded the British Annual Congress in Otolaryngology (BACO) fellowship twice, Birla Smarak Kosh Fellowship & the GSE fellowship of Rotary International and the Ten Outstanding Indians Award from Junior Chamber International (JCI). He completed his 2-year fellowship in Skull Base Surgeries, Hearing Implantology and Advanced Otology at the Skull Base unit of Casa Di Cura Piacenza (Italy) & was awarded Fellowship of the European Academy of Neurotology (EAONO). He continued to work in Italy with Mario Sanna, Jacques Magnan and Paolo Castelnuovo for a total of 6 and a half years accumulating vast experience in Skull Base Surgery.

 

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 the recipient of the Best paper award at the Politzer Society Meeting in 2013. Dr. Rao was awarded with an Honorary Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) in 2019, and a visiting Professorship to the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of Asia's largest Universities. He was also honored with the Dr. GS Grewal Oration at the 71st Annual Congress of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India AOICON in 2018, the Prof. Alauddin Memorial Oration at the 17th National Conference of ORLHNS 2019 of the Society of Otolaryngologists & Head Neck Surgeons of Bangladesh, the Karnataka ENT Oration at the 37th Karnataka State ENT Conference AOIKCON 2019 and the Prof. SR Singh Oration at the UP State ENT Conference 37th UPAOICON 2019. He has been invited to the Skull Base Courses organised by the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) and has been an invited speaker at the National Conferences of the Italian, Egyptian, Turkish, Saudi, Bangladeshi, UAE and Indian societies.

 

He has pioneered many new concepts in skull base surgery in India. He is the Founder of World Skull Base, an international organization and an NGO. The WSB Fellowship Diplomas in Skull Base Surgery offered by World Skull Base in Bangalore, are the 1st curriculum based skull base courses in India that are awarded a University Diploma.

Prizes, honors & achievements

  1. Founder of World Skull Base, an international organization and a Section 8 PLC based in India. The WSB Fellowship Diplomas in Skull Base Surgery offered by World Skull Base in Bangalore, are the 1st curriculum-based skull base courses in India that are awarded a University Diploma.

  2. Established the Bangalore Skull Base Institute (BSBI), Bangalore ENT Institute & Research Center (BEIRC) and Bangalore Cochlear Implant Center

  3. Honorary Associate Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine Prof. Alauddin Oration at the 17th National Conference of ORLHNS 2019 of the Society of Otolaryngologists & Head Neck Surgeons of Bangladesh, 30th November to 2nd December 2019, Dhaka, Bangladesh

  4. Prof. SR Singh Oration at the 37th UPAOICON 2019, Annual State Conference of the UP branch of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India, 8th to 10th November 2019, Lucknow, India

  5. Karnataka ENT Oration at the AOIKON 2019, 37th Annual State Conference of the Karnataka branch of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India, 27th to 29th September 2019, Madikeri, India

  6. DS Grewal Oration at the 70th Annual Conference of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India, 4th to 7th January 2018, Indore, India 

  7. Felicitation by the Bangladesh ENT Association and the Bangladesh Society of Otology at the 2nd Advance Temporal Bone and Skull Base Dissection and Surgery workshop, 21st to 24th August 2017, Dhaka, Bangladesh

  8. Felicitation by the Andhra Branch of the AOI at their 35th Annual AOI Conference, 5th September 2016.

  9. Honorary Fellowship of the Indian Academy of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, awarded on 26th August 2016 by the President & Secretary of IAOHNS.

  10. Global Otology Research Forum (GLORF) best paper award: Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery, Politzer Society Meeting, 13th – 17th November 2013, Antalya, Turkey

  11. Best paper award, Neurotology 2013, 11th-12th April, Milan, Italy

  12. Rameshwardasji Birla Smarak Kosh Fellowship, 2013 for Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery at Gruppo Otologico, Piacenza, Italy

  13. 14th British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology (BACO) fellowship, 2012, Glasgow, UK

  14. 13th British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology (BACO) fellowship, 2009, Liverpool, UK

  15. Certificate of excellence in scientific publications in 2007 & 2008 by Manipal University

  16. Borekatte Laxmi Devi Memorial Award for the best out-going MS (Otorhinolaryngology) student, Manipal University, 2006

  17. Prof. MV Venkatesh Murthy Gold medal for the best poster presentation. 22nd Karnataka State Conference of the Karnataka branch of AOI, 16th-19th April 2004, Mysore

  18. Second prize, Dr. Kishore Chandra Prasad Gold Medal for the best quiz team in the ENT quiz competitions, South Zone Conference of AOI, 25-28th September 2003, Thrissur

  19. Second prize, Otolaryngology quiz competitions, 23rd Karnataka State Conference of the Karnataka branch of AOI, 27th- 29th May 2005, Hubli

  20. Ten Outstanding Young Indian (TOYI) Award, 2008 by Junior Chamber International (JCI), India Chapter, 53rd National Convention of JCI India, on 27th December 2008 at Pondicherry. 

  21. Fellow, Rotary International Group Study Exchange (GSE) Programme, RI District 3180 (Karnataka, India) to RI District 9910 (North Island, New Zealand), 22nd March to 22nd April 2009

Memberships of professional organizations

  1. Life Member, Politzer Society

  2. Life Member and Fellow, European Academy of Otology & Neurotology (EAONO)

  3. American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) (ID- 130042)

  4. Member, European Rhinological Society (ERS)

  5. Life Member, Association of Otolaryngologists of India (AOI) (LM 3524)

  6. Life Member and Honorary Fellow, Indian Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (IAORLHNS) (no-58)

  7. Life Member, Indian Society of Otology (ISO) (No-ISO/LM/1523)

  8. Life Member, Foundation for Head & Neck Oncology (FHNO)

  9. Life Member, Cochlear Implant Group of India (CIGI)

  10. Life Member, Neurotology and Equilibriometric Society of India (NES)

  11. Association of Otolaryngologist of India – Karnataka Chapter (LM:295)

  12. Life Member, Indian Medical Association (IMA)

  13. Life Member, Karavali Branch of the AOI

  14. Member, Rotary International (RI)

  15. Member, Philately Club of India

 

Other positions

  1. Executive Committee Member, Neurotology and Equilibriometric Society of India (NES), 2020-21

  2. Member, Skull Base Surgery Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), 2014-16

  3. Member, Research Committee, Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, 2011

  4. Member, Library Committee, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, 2010

  5. Joint Secretary, Karavali Branch of Association of Otolaryngologists of India, 2005 – 06

  6. General Secretary of the Karavali Branch of Association of Otolaryngologists of India, 2006 – 08

  7. Treasurer, India Medical Association, DK Chapter, 2008-2009

Organizational responsibilities 

 

  1. Course Director, World Skull Base Fellowship Diplomas, Bangalore

  2. Audiovisual Committee Chairman, Otocon KMC 2010, organized by the Department of ORL-HNS, KMC, Mangalore, 5th-6th June 2010, KMC, Mangalore

  3. Scientific Committee Member, National CME & Live Surgical Workshop on Phonosurgery & Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, 8th-10th May 2009, KMC, Mangalore

  4. IMA sponsored camp on Diabetes Mellitus and free primary health checkup at Kulai Narayan Guru hall in association with Rotary Club of Panambur and KMC Hospital, Mangalore, 16th November 2008

  5. Seminar on Diabetes Mellitus Management at Primary Care level – a protocol approach, organized by IMA, Mangalore branch, 15th November 2008, IMA House, Mangalore

  6. Scientific Committee Member & Souvenir Committee Chairman, 7th National Conference of the FHNO, 25th-28th October 2007, KMC, Mangalore

  7. Organizing Committee Member, Live Surgical Workshop & CME on Cochlear Implant and Otology, 25th-26th August 2006, KMC, Mangalore

  8. Organizing Committee Member, 2nd International Workshop & CME on Pediatric Speech Language & Auditory Disorders, 28th-29th July 2006, KMC Hospital Attavar, Mangalore

  9. Organizing Committee Member, Cochlear Implant Education Programme, 10th December 2005, KMC, Mangalore

  10. Scientific Committee Member & Souvenir Committee Chairman, International Live Surgical Workshop & CME on Head & Neck Diseases and Skull Base Tumors, 23rd-25th September 2005, KMC, Mangalore

  11. Committee Member, South Zone Quiz for undergraduate ENT students, 5th December 2004, KMC, Mangalore

  12. Organizing Committee Member, International Workshop on Auditory Processing Disorders, 11th August 2004, KMC Hospital, Attavar, Mangalore

  13. Organizing Committee Member, South Zone Conference of the AOI, Mangalore, September 1999

  14. Participated in over 50 Community heath camps and free medical screening camps in and around Mangalore