Dr Praveen Rao
MBBS, MRCP (UK), FRCR
I trained in general medicine and general radiology in Cardiff with a sub speciality interest in cardiothoracic imaging. In 2011, I spent a year at St. Georges Hospital, London completing a fellowship in thoracic imaging. I 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.
I have been a full time consultant radiologist at University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust since March 2013.
My 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. My practice focuses on the most modern and up-to-date imaging techniques to assist my medical / surgical colleagues in the non-invasive planning of tran-aortic valvular implantation (TAVI) and imaging of coronary artery disease.
I am also proficient in ultrasound and CT guided interventional procedures of the chest / pleura.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Praveen Rao at Spire include:
Spire Leicester Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
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
After a nomadic but adventurous life in South Wales and London, I settled in Leicester in 2013 with my wife and two young children. I am a keen amateur photographer, enjoy travelling and playing table-tennis.