Dr Deepak Rao is the Clinical Lead for Respiratory Medicine, Pleural Diseases and Intervention at Princess Royal University Hospital, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He also heads an Acute Respiratory Failure Unit and is involved in the delivering of lung cancer and chronic respiratory failure services, including non-invasive ventilation.
Dr Rao has a genuine commitment to quality improvement and throughout his career has demonstrated active involvement in clinical audit, risk management and service development. He has instigated patient pathway improvement projects and designed electronic databases to facilitate performance assessment and service improvement.
Dr Rao is a Co-Lead in Research and Innovation at Princess Royal University Hospital and actively involved in establishing a research facility onsite. He promotes research activities within various specialities while continuing to be active in pleural based research himself. He has also been a Co-Lead for the Integrated Medicine Clinical Academic Group at King’s Health Partners.
Dr Rao is active in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College Hospital and a Lead for Year 5 medical students. He was also an Associate Royal College Tutor at King’s College Hospital. He has been involved in both the organisation and delivery of structured teaching programmes, simulation work and workshops.