Gundu H. R. Rao obtained his B.Sc degree from the University of Mysore and B.Sc (Hons) and M.Sc., degrees from the Poona University. He worked for a year with the Commonwealth Institute of Biological Control, Bangalore and five years at the Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore. He immigrated to the USA in 1965 and specialized in grain storage technology and obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. After working as a post-doctoral fellow at the Texas A& M University and the University of Minnesota, he joined the Department of Pharmacology as an NIH fellow to get training in toxicology. He has been with the University of Minnesota Medical School for over 40 years. He is a naturalized US citizen and a tenured professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology. He also has faculty appointments in Anesthesiology, Lillehei Heart Institute, and Biomedical Engineering Institute. He is an author or co-author of over 300 publications in the field of interest (thrombosis and stroke). In the past, he has consulted various medical device development companies in the Twin Cities including 3M, Medtronic Inc, St Jude Medical, Medical CV Inc, Vascular Solutions, APP Tech, Endocardial Solutions, PlaCor Inc., Medical Innovations Inc, Hypertension Diagnostics Inc. and Boston Scientific on problems related to biocompatibility, thrombosis and stroke.
He was the Visiting Professor in the Department of Surgery and Pharmacology, Kings College, in 1986 and in the Royal College of Surgeons, England in the summer of 1987, and in the Thrombosis Research Institute, London in 1988. He taught one summer at the Institute of Human Physiology, University of Padua, Padua, Italy. He also served as senior consultant to the Government of India, for three successive years (1990-93), under a United Nations program called TOKTEN. He also served as a visiting professor in the Institute of Human Physiology, University of Padua, Italy during 1995-96. He is currently listed as the Senior Fulbright Specialist. He started a society (South Asian Society on Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis, SASAT) to create awareness on vascular diseases in 1993. Since then he is organizing international symposiums on Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis in India, every other year. He has edited six books:
1.Rao GHR: Hand Book of Platelet Physiology and Pharmacology. Kluwer Academic Publications. USA 1999.
2.Rao GHR, Kakkar V. V: Coronary Artery Disease in South Asians: Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Prevention. JP Medical Publishers, India. 2001.
3.Rao GHR, Thanikachalam, S: Coronary Artery Disease: Risk Promoters, Pathophysiology and Prevention. JP Medical Publishers, India. 2005.
4.Rao GHR, Eastlund T, Jagannathan, L: Handbook of Blood Banking and
5.Rao, GHR, Mohan V: Type-2 Diabetes in South Asians: Epidemiology, Risk Factors and Prevention. JP Medical Publishers, New Delhi, India. 2007.
6.Rao GHR, et al: Clinical Handbook For the Management of Thrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapies. KontentWorks, India. 2014.
Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute For Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum
JSS Medical Academy, Mysore
Sri Devaraj Urs Medical Academy and Research Center
RV Dental College, Bangalore
RV Engineering College, Bangalore
Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore
An active member of Ananta Bharatha Charitable Trust (ABCT), Mysore
A non-profit group based in Mysore, which is working on the rehabilitation of HIV positive Orphan Children in Karnataka. Also developing a cutting edge laboratory in Mysore, for screening the effect of Traditional Medicine and Therapies on Immune Compromised Disorders.
Founding Member and Director on the Board: Karnataka Hybrid Micro Devices, Electronic City, Bangalore.
Director, Adhvaya Health Tech, Chennai, India
Chairman, AayuSmart, LLC, USA, India. www.aayusmart.com
Founder CEO Indus Bio Medical Devices, India/USA
Manipal ACUNOVA (Discover-development-therapeutics), Bangalore, India
Institute for Strategic Biotechnology, Health and Training (ISBHT), Bangalore, India
AVITA Bio-tech Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, India
Genesis Medical Systems, Hyderabad, India
Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore, India
Institute of Immunohematology, Mumbai, India.
North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF), Harvard University Campus
International Union of Angiology (IUA), Paris, France
Narayana Netralaya, Bangalore
ARKIOM, Minneapolis, MN.
Forus Health Inc, Bangalore
Stellixir Biotechnologies, Bangalore
National Design Research Forum, Bangalore
Collaborative Platforms in India:
Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai
Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum
Care Heart Hospital and Research Institute, Hyderabad.
Health Care Global (HCG), Bangalore
Forus Health Inc, Bangalore
Education and Service:
Founder, President: US Chapter of Society of Biomaterials and Artificial Organs (India: SBAOI)
Founder, Secretary-General, South Asian Society on Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
Founder, CEO Global Alliance of Traditional Health Systems, Mysore
Founder, CEO Mind Body Spirit Society of India, Mysore
Member, Minneapolis-University Rotary Club, Minneapolis, MN
Member, Expert Committee: International Union of Angiology, France
Member, International Board of advisors: J. Clinical and Preventive Cardiology, India
Member, Advisory Board, Forus Health Inc, Bangalore
Member Advisory Board, Cardiac Design Labs. Bangalore
Member, Bangalore E-ROTARY CLUB.
Member, Editorial Board, World Heart Journal
Member, Editorial Board, Scientific Page of Heart
Founder Fellow, Indian Technology Congress Association (ITCA) Bengaluru.
Thrombosis Research, Lillehei Heart Institute, University of Minnesota.
Blood Biocompatibility Laboratory; Biomedical Engineering Institute, University of Minnesota.
Advaya Health Tech, Chennai
Chennai MediPoint, Chennai.
Chief Executive Office:
South Asian Society on Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis Trust, Bangalore
Indus Biomedical Associates, Bangalore, India
Indus Bio-Medical Devices, Mysore
Indus Biomedical Associates, Maryland, USA
Chief Scientific Officer, Nuwill Research Innovations, Bangalore
Journal of Preventive Cardiology, New Delhi India
Journal of Clinical and Preventive Cardiology, New Delhi, India
The Scientific Page of Heart
Advances in Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Interventions in Obesity and Diabetes
Journal of Diabetology
Journal of Clinical and Preventive Cardiology
Archives of Diabetes and Endocrine System
Archives of Endocrinology and Diabetes Care
Archives of Hematology and Blood Diseases
Archives of Anesthesiology
Journal of Clinical Studies on Diabetes
Open Access Journal of Cardiology (OAJC)
Global Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Diabetes and Endocrinology Research
WIKIPEDIA: Gundu Hirisave Rama Rao