Dr.Surya Rao Kutikuppala
MBBS, MD, MNAMS.FCGP, DFM, FHM (CMC Vellore) PhD. FRCP (London)
Dr. Surya Rao Kutikuppala did MBBS (Andhra Medical College) MD (Family Med) PGIM University of Colombo, PhD (AIDS& Ethics) Andhra University, MNAMS (National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi ,Fellow in HIV Medicine ,Dept. of Medicine(CMC Vellore), Fellow HIV Medicine ,Harvard University Boston, Fellow on AIDS Canberra University Australia, Fellow on HIV AIDS Calgary University Canada. He was W.H.O (Geneva) Collaborator on AIDS series – 5, Visiting professor( Faculty of HIV Medicine IIMS affiliated to Arizona University USA. Dr Rao is a Gunnies World Record holder in HIV prevention research work for achieving the largest awareness Red Ribbon. His research contribution in the field of medicine and medical service to the people at large were adjudged by Government of India as a distinction in medical and health services and Her Excellency the President of India awarded Padma Sri, the prestigious civilian award in India to Dr. Surya Rao in 2008.
Dr. Kutikuppala has spent most of his medical career in clinical research associated with HIV and AIDS disease. Among his achievements the large epidemiological study on the Sexual Behaviour of long distance lorry drives in India which is a path breaking research that facilitated globally for a concrete strategy on prevention of HIV among truck drivers. He was the Resource Person on HIV / AIDS for academic training of NSS programme officers of Andhra University, Nagarjuna University, Kakatiya University, Osmania University, Venkateswara University and University of Health Sciences (1990-2005). Dr. Rao guided two PGs of the University of Calgary Canada and one PG of the Federal University of Santa Catarine, Florianopolis, Brazil during March 2000-2001 and 2005-06 respectively. He is a distinguished researcher in the International Medical Circles for the last two decades. He addressed numerous National and International Conferences on the invitation of various International Universities and Institutions and chaired several International conferences on AIDS. He published a number of research papers in the World renowned medical journals like British Medical Journal (BMJ), Applied Medicine, Antiseptic, Indian Practitioner, JIMA etc., and 390 articles in popular journals of National and International repute.
Dr.Rao had rich experience in Research field as he served as Member Editorial Board Journal of AP Academy of Medical Sciences, MEMBER Executive Council Andhra University, MEMBER National AIDS Committee under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government of India, National Advisory Committee Member, (HSCI) Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, MEMBER GOVERNING COUNCIL, Andhra Pradesh Vidya Vidhana Parishad and CHAIRMAN Child welfare committee W &CW Dept., Government of Andhra Pradesh. Currently he is international Member Editorial Board, Journal of AIDS and HIV Research of Nairobi and International Reviewer of Journal of Health Lahore, Pakistan, Abstract Mentor International AIDS society Geneva .It is a rare honour to receive a commendation letter from none other than the Head of WHO patient Safety Geneva, Switzerland. His current studies are towards discovery of indigenous Microbicide Gel to empower women in HIV prevention and newer approaches in AIDS treatment besides formulating accessible ART in resource poor settings.
The W.H.O ( World Health Organization ) HQ Geneva Professor Didier Pittet Director, Infection Control Programme, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine External Programme Lead, WHO First Global Patient Safety Challenge: Clean Care is Safer Care and Dr.Edward Kelley, Head Strategic Programmes and Coordinator WHO patient Safety jointly presented a letter of Commendation to Dr. Kutikuppala Surya Rao in November 2011 for his outstanding contribution in reducing the Health care-associated infections (HCAI) in India in this region. . BIT’s World AIDS Day international conference was held successfully Dec. 1-3, 2011. It was an unprecedented historical event in China which provided a cross-cultural, open and free forum for the exchange of ideas and research in the area of HIV/AIDS .It is an extraordinary honor to an Indian physician to be invited as Keynote Speaker by an International forum .Dr.Surya Rao is one of the keynote speakers out of four selected globally..Dr. Kalevi Reijonen, President and CEO, FIT Biotech Ltd., Finland, Dr. Shibo Jiang, Professor, Fudan University, Beijing China and Dr. Carol A. Poore,President and CEO, Southwest Center for HIV / AIDS, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Under this back ground in 2012 Dr .Kutikuppala Surya Rao has been selected for award of the prestigious FRCP(London) .Fellowship of the RCP (Royal college of Physicians) London is given in recognition of particular professional merit .Equally the granting of fellowship is very highly regarded, particularly in the less well developed parts of the world where we hope that our influence can help to maintain and improve standards in medical care and in medical care systems stated by Mr Heather Drane , Fellowship administrator, Royal college of Physicians) London in a letter to Dr.Surya Rao.