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Meet The Team

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Dr. Sampath Chandra Prasad Rao

Consultant Cochlear Implant and Skull Base Surgeon

MS, DNB, FACS, FEB- ORLHNS, FEAONO

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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

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Dr. KC Prasad Rao

Head and Neck Surgeon

DLO, MS, FACS

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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

MS, MCh

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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.

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Dr. Ajay Bhandarkar

Consultant ENT Surgeon

D.N.B ENT

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Dr. Ajay Bhandarkar , an ENT Surgeon with fellow in training in skull base surgery under Dr Sampath Chandra Prasad , has an experience of 12 years in general ontology ,rhinology ,laryngology and head and neck surgery. An Otorhinolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon by profession and a researcher who has an avid interest in pursuing neurotology, implant otology and lateral skull base surgery.

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Dr. Pallavi Rao

Senior Radiologist

DNB, FEBR, FRCR

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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. Niveditha Damodharan

Consultant ENT Surgeon

M.S ENT

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Dr. Niveditha Damodharan, General ENT surgeon with experience of 6 years currently working as associate consultant at Manipal Hospital and Apollo spectra Bangalore. She completed her M.S ENT from JSS Medical College, Mysuru and trained in head and neck surgery. An enthusiastic and research oriented person with several publications to her credit.

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Dr. Rakshita Kamath

Consultant ENT Surgeon

D.N.B ENT

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Dr. Rakshita Kamath is an ENT Surgeon with fellow in training in skull base surgery under Dr Sampath Chandra Prasad , has an experience of 4 years in general ontology ,rhinology ,laryngology and head and neck surgery. Consultant at Bangalore Head and Neck Sciences, Associate consultant at Manipal Hospital Old airport Road & Apollo spectra Koramangala with a keen thirst for skill building in various specialities of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck surgery with special interest in Facial Plastics and Reconstructive surgery.

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Dr. Lavanya Manoharan

Senior Radiologist

DNB, FEBR, FRCR

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Dr. Lavanya Manoharan is 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. Consultant at Bangalore Head and Neck Sciences, Associate consultant at Manipal Hospital Old airport Road & Apollo spectra Koramangala with a keen thirst for skill building in various specialities of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck surgery with special interest in Facial Plastics and Reconstructive surgery.

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Ganesh Raj

Clinical Audiologist and Speech Pathologist

BASLP MSc Audiology

Mr. Ganesh Raj is an Audiologist with 10 year experience and Diploma Hearing aids and Earmolds-AIISH Mysore, BASLP-MERF-Institute of speech and hearing and MASLP-MERF-Institute of speech and hearing.

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Sushmitha Priyadarshini

Clinical Audiologist and Speech Pathologist

BASLP MSc Audiology

Ms. Sushmitha Priyadarshini is an Bachelor and Master in Audiology speech and language pathology done in JSS institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore. Total work experience is 3 years in diagnostic, assessment and management and also dispensing hearing aids for both adults and children.

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Ramya B 

Clinical Operation Manager

MHA

Ramya is the Clinical Operation Manager at Aadhya Healthcare Private Limited. She done Master in Hospital Administration in Rajiv Gandhi University.

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Rachna Shivakumar

Clinical Operation Manager

M.Sc Biotechnology

Rachna Shivakumar is the Clinical Operation Manager at Aadhya Healthcare Private Limited. She Researcher with 1.4 year of experience in clinical trials diagnosis . Masters at Rawaiah University in Biotechnology and has been trained from Indian Institute of Science.

Management Team

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Santhosh H J

Executive Director & CEO

B. Arch

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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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Rajesh Jayaraj

Chief Operating Officer

BBM

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Mr. Rajesh is working as Chief Operating Officer 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.

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Aditya Ravindranath

Chief Technology Officer

PGDM,MBA

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Aditya is the Chief Technology 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. 

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