Meet The Team
Dr. Sampath Chandra Prasad Rao
Consultant Cochlear Implant and Skull Base Surgeon
MS, DNB, FACS, FEB- ORLHNS, FEAONO
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
DLO, MS, FACS
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.
Dr. Sunil Furtado
Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon
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. Ganga J Kamath
Consultant ENT Surgeon
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.
Dr. Pallavi Rao
DNB, FEBR, FRCR
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
Dr. Sunena Saju
Consultant ENT Surgeon
Dr. Sunena Saju, General ENT surgeon with experience of 2years 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.
Clinical Audiologist and Speech Pathologist
BASLP MSc Audiology
Ms. Anaswara Prasannan is an Audiologist with 1 year experience and expertise in diagnostic and rehabilitative services for pediatrics and adults with hearing impairment. She earned her masters degree in Audiology from Dr. S. K Chandrasekar’s Institute of Speech and Hearing , and Bachelors degree in Audiology and Speech language pathology from All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore.
Ms. Prasannan's interest lies in Cochlear Implantation , Aural Rehabilitation.
Devaiah K. B
Chief Executive Officer
Devaiah is the Chief Executive Officer at Aadhya Healthcare Private Limited.
An astute sales and marketing professional, Devaiah has nearly 18 years of experience in the Healthcare industry. After working for industry majors like Johnson & Johnson and Cochlear India, he has joined AHPL as CEO to take us to new heights.
Dolphy Ronald Carlo, our Finance Advisor & CA, is a Fellow Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He qualified in the year 2007 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Mangalore University, India. He is also a qualified insolvency professional with deep knowledge in turnaround strategies. He has been associated with Deloitte across Audit and Assurance and Due Diligence functions.
Varsha Darshan Tapadia
Varsha Darshan Tapadia, our Accounts head, is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Post graduate in Commerce, over 5 years of experience in the profession. Presently, working in an esteem CA firm DRCC handling Accounts, Taxation and Statutory Compliances.
Chief Administrative Officer
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.
Mr. Tarun is working as Finance Controller at Aadhya Health care Private Limited. He has 3 years of experience in finance, company law & accounts. He has completed his graduation in B.com and currently pursuing Company Secretary. Mr.Tarun interested in finance & value investing.
K.S Kiran Kumar
Manager - Clinical Operations
MBA, MCA, PGDM
Kiran is the Admin - Operations and Clinical Coordinator at Aadhya Healthcare Private Limited. Kiran is a qualified management and Computer Applications professional with over 10 years of industry experience.