Graduated from Guntur Medical College, Guntur, AP in 1980 (M.B.B.S)
Post Graduation in MS (General Surgery) from Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry (1986).
Super Specialisation (M.Ch.) in Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgery at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi (1987-1989).
Fellowship in Cardio Vascular Surgery from Texas Heart Institute , Houston, Texas (1992-1993).
Fellow of American College of Surgeons (Thoracic Surgery), in 1997.
Elected as an Active Member of American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) (2013)
Member of Academic Council of Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS)
Guest reviewer for the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (IJTCVS),Cardiology, Indian Heart Journal. He has reviewed over 250 manuscripts.
Section editor of Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (IJTCVS).
Member of the International Advisory Board of the Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals Member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (USA), European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Fellow of American College of Surgeons (FACS) and Indian Association of Thoracic and Cardio Vascular Surgeons (IACTS).
Principal-Investigator, PROMOTE Patency- Prospective randomized comparison of off-pump and on-pump multivessel coronary artery bypass surgery to evaluate outcomes and graft patency.
His research work was quoted in many International Textbooks of Cardiothoracic Surgery like 'Cardiac Surgery in the Adult' published from USA, 'Sabiston & Spencer Surgery of the Chest'. His recommendations were included in guidelines of Coronary Bypass Surgery by the European and American Cardio Thoracic Surgery and Cardiology Associations.
First Indian to present a paper on Randomised study on CABG Surgery conducted in India at AATS , annual Meeting held at Philadelphia, USA, 2006
For his contributions in the field of medicine, he was conferred “A.P Scientist Award of the Year” 2007 by A.P State Council of Science and Technology, Govt. of A.P.
Conducted first Indian survey on use of “Bilateral Internal Mammary Artery Grafting during CABG in India” and presented at AATS International Coronary Congress, New York 2015.
Founder of the Sajja Heart Foundation, a committed organization to ensure research in the field of Cardiovascular Disease to fit the needs of Indian population.
Delivered - Dr.C.S.Sadasivan Memorial Oration at 60th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons held at Kovalam, Trivandrum (2014).
Comprehensive expertise in a range of surgeries spanning from Coronary Artery Bypass grafting (CABG) including on-pump CABG and off-pump CABG, Mitral valve repair for ischemic mitral regurgitation, redo CABG operations with a success rate of 99.8%.
Specialist in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery using multi arterial grafting
Our doctor Dr. Lokeswar Rao, Sr. Consultant of Department of Cardio-Thoracic & Vascular surgery has been awarded best teaching faculty for the year 2018-2019.