Specialist areas

  • Head and neck skin cancer
  • Aesthetic facial plastic surgery
  • Tempromandibular disorders
  • Facial trauma and deformity



Contact details

Secretary - Janet Hughes 01254 735409



Mr Rao is a Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, with specialist interest in head and neck skin cancer, aesthetic and facial plastic surgery. He has other interests in surgical temporomandibular disorders, facial trauma and deformity.

He is dual qualified with dental (BChD Leeds) and medical (MBChB Manc) degrees. He undertook specialist training in the North West of England acquiring Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (MFDS, FRCS(OMFS)), and a UK Fellowship in Cosmetic Reconstructive Surgery. He is dual registered with both General Dental and Medical Councils, and on the UK Specialist Register for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is working towards voluntary UK accreditation in cosmetic surgery.

As an enthusiastic medical and dental educator, he acquired a PGDip in Clinical Education (Edge Hill Univ), Member of the Academy of Medical Educators (MAcadMEd), and a recognised trainer by the GMC. He delivers training for UG students and PG trainees, and is one of five Training Programme Directors (TPD) for Dental Core Training (DCT), in the North West of England for HEENW.

Professional membership

  • General Medical Council
  • General Dental Council
  • Royal College Of Surgeons Of Edinburgh
  • European Academy Of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Member of the Academy Of Medical Educators
  • British Medial Association
  • Medical Protection Society