Seema Rao

Seema Rao

Dr. Seema Rao

Senior Consultant, Department of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care, Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal And Full-time Faculty and Consultant, Palliative Care Training Program for Cancer Treatment Centers in India

Dr. Seema Rao completed her postgraduate studies in Psychiatry in the year 2001 from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. Her work in the field of mental health involved working with the vulnerable and abandoned – the destitute elderly, those with dementia, and chronic mental illnesses in Mumbai. She completed the ‘National Fellowship in Palliative Medicine’ in 2013 and joined Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai as a Senior Research Fellow in the Geriatric Palliative Care Project.

During her tenure of six years at Tata Memorial Hospital she was responsible for the clinical and administrative functioning of the 13-bedded inpatient respite palliative care facility. Dr. Rao completed her Masters in Palliative Medicine with distinction from Cardiff University, United Kingdom in January 2019.

She is currently working as a Senior Consultant in the ‘Department of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care’ at Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal. She is also an Honorary Tutor at School of Medicine, Cardiff University, UK.

She is a full-time faculty and consultant with the Palliative Care Training Program for Cancer Treatment Centers in India, which is a collaborative effort of Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care, Asia Pacific Hospice and Palliative Care Network, AIIMS – New Delhi, and Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal. She pens her creative thoughts in her blog http://www.randommusings69.wordpress.com.

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