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Dr. Nitin Rao

Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist
  • Graduated from Government Medical College, Nagpur in 1990 with a Bachelor’s in Medicine (MBBS)
  • Post Graduation- MD (Paediatrics) in 1994 from Government Medical College Nagpur
  • Diplomate of the National Board (DNB) Paediatrics in 1995, accredited by the National Board of Examination (NBE), New Delhi
  • Super Specialisation - DM ( Cardiology) in 1999 in Cardiology from Sir JJ Hospital & Grant Medical College.
  • Diplomate of the National Board (DNB) Cardiology in 2000, accredited by the National Board of Examination (NBE) , New Delhi.
  • Fellowship in Interventional Paediatric Cardiology from the German Heart Centre DHZB Berlin, Germany.

Professional Highlights

Professional Highlights

  • National and international several publications and presentations in the field of paediatric cardiology have been accredited to him. 
  • Presented at various national & International Fora – including , Paediatric Cardiac Society of India, Cardiological Society of India, Asia Pacific  Paediatric Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery meet , World Congress on Paediatric Cardiology & cardiac Surgery , Congenital & Structural Interventions (CSI), Frankfurt
  • Contributed to Chapters in the following Textbooks on Paediatric Cardiology & to Cardiology Updates.
    1. IAP Specialty series on PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY Chapter 38. Corrected Transposition
    2. CARDIAC UPDATE CSI 2022 . Chapter 3. Approach to echocardiography in Cyanotic Congenital Heart disease
  • Member of the Working Group for consensus on management of congenital heart diseases in India.

Expertise

  • Specialised in device closures, neonatal interventions and use of stents in congenital heart disease 
  • Specific areas of interest include neonatal cardiac interventions, percutaneous closures of various congenital heart defects, stenting of co-arctation of aorta, stenting of pulmonary arteries.
  • Interventions in Neonates including PDA Stenting,Balloon aortic & pulmonary valvoplasty, balloon atrial septostomy etc.
  • Cardiac Imaging including Fetal Echocardiography 

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