Dr. Praveen Rao trained in general medicine and general radiology in Cardiff with a sub speciality interest in cardiothoracic imaging. In 2011, he spent a year in St. Georges Hospital, London completing a fellowship in thoracic imaging. He completed a second fellowship in 2012 in multi-modality cardiac and thoracic imaging including specialist heart-lung transplant imaging in the internationally renowned The Royal Brompton and Harefield Trust, London. Dr. Rao has been a full time consultant radiologist at University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust since March 2013.
Dr Rao's areas of interest include cardio-vascular risk assessment using CT coronary calcification, non-invasive imaging of patients with chest pain, heart failure, cardiomyopathies and valvular heart diseases. His practice focuses on the most modern and up-to-date imaging techniques to assist his medical / surgical colleagues in the non-invasive planning of tran-aortic valvular implantation (TAVI) and imaging of coronary artery disease.
Dr Rao is also proficient in ultrasound and CT guided interventional procedures of the chest / pleura.