Consultant Profile

Dr Praveen PG Rao

Dr Praveen PG Rao MBBS, MRCP (UK), FRCR
Practicing at:
Spire Leicester Hospital
  • Radiology
    • Cardiac radiology
    • Chest Radiology
    • CT Scanning
    • Magnetic resonance imaging
    • Nuclear medicine
    • Vascular radiology
Special clinical interests:

Cardiac MRI, Coronary CT Angiography and Coronary CT Calcium Scoring, TAVI Planning CT, Myocardial Perfusion Imaging.
Lung Cancer Imaging, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pleuro-Pericardial Disease including Mesothelioma, Airways Disease, Pulmonary Embolic Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung/Pleural Intervention and Pectus Imaging

Research interests:

Coronary CT Angiography, CT Coronary Calcification and CT TAVI Imaging.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Cardiothoracic Radiologist, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography 
Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 
British Society of Cardiac Imaging
British Society of Thoracic Imaging Radiologists 
Royal College of Radiologists 
Radiological Society of North America 
European Society of Radiologists
British Medical Association

Background Information 
Professional profile:

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.

Personal profile:

After a nomadic but adventurous life in South Wales and London, Dr. Rao settled in Leicester in 2013 with his wife and two young children. He is a keen amateur photographer, enjoys travelling and playing table-tennis.

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