Gundu H R Rao



Dr. Rao 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 University of Minnesota, he joined
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 1989. 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.