The most amazing thing about my work is that I treat patients of all age groups…from a newborn baby to a 90-year old. Every patient is precious and without a whisker of doubt, bringing the delight of hearing back into their lives scores above all other joys for me!

– Dr. Shree C Rao

Dr. Shree Rao


Director & Head – Cochlear Implants, Dr. Rao’s ENT

Dr. Shree Cuddapah Rao, an ENT (Ear-Nose-Throat) surgeon, is a superspecialist microsurgeon in Otology and Cochlear implant surgeries. With 10 years of deep domain experience in medical and surgical ENT, she is quite fittingly, the Head of the Cochlear Implant team at Dr. Rao’s ENT, Hyderabad’s leading ENT superspecialty hospital. Her emphasis on patient-first, positive outcomes and empathetic approach endear Dr. Shree Rao to both careseekers and their families.

Dr. Shree Rao holds a Fellowship in Cochlear Implant surgery and took advanced training in the same from Padmashri awardee Dr. Milind V Kirtane. She underwent specialized training in Rhinoplasty and Facial Plastic Surgery at Singapore General Hospital, Singapore. She also took specialised training in Head and Neck surgery, with emphasis on Thyroid surgeries.

Dr. Shree Rao’s practice encompasses all aspects of ear, nose, throat, head and neck surgery. She also handles both medical and surgical management aspects of Paediatric ENT. She has performed over 200 successful cochlear implants for patients from around the world.

Dr. Shree believes it is important for healthcare professionals to continuously upgrade and improve their professional performance by increasing their knowledge, skills, and by building long-term networks. Through Hyderabad ENT Research Foundation, an initiative of Dr. Rao’s ENT, she is actively engaged in training ENT doctors and surgeons through regular workshops and seminars.

Dr. Shree has been the recipient of several prestigious awards and recognitions through the years of her academic career and ENT practice.

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1st rank in Telangana State in ENT post-graduation studies

Presented multiple papers at State, National and International ENT conferences

Participates regularly in prestigious healthcare and medical seminars

Winner of Times Health Excellence Award for ‘Service Excellence in Paediatric Ear & Cochlear Implant Surgery’

Performed 30 free ear surgeries on one day aboard the Lifeline Express,  India’s only and world’s first hospital train

Winner of APJ Abdul Kalam Health & Medical Excellence Award