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Dr. Sudha Rao is a Specialist Paediatrician (DCH, MGCP & FWACP-Paediatrics) with more than 16 years of experience in Paediatric clinical practice. She has a special interest and expertise in Paediatric Allergy and Paediatric Haematology/Oncology. She has proven track record of providing comprehensive, superior quality and family centred Paediatric health care services that include newborn assessment, growth and development monitoring at the well-baby clinics, pubertal assessment, administration of Childhood vaccines based on recommended National and International vaccination schedule, and management of common childhood illnesses such as Pharyngo-tonsillitis, Otitis Media, Gastro-intestinal and Urinary tract infections. She is also conversant in the follow up care of Preterm babies, including monitoring their growth and development, visual and hearing evaluation, and management of anaemia and metabolic bone disease of prematurity . Dr. Sudha is highly skilled in common Paediatric procedures including immunisations, intravenous line placement, nebulisation, neonatal and Paediatric resuscitation techniques. She is up-to-date and certified in AHA (American Heart Association) endorsed Basic Life Support (BLS) and Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) services.


Dr. Sudha is well experienced in managing Paediatric Allergy related disorders such as Eczema, Allergic Rhinitis, Asthma and Food Allergies including Cow’s milk protein allergy, based on International Standardised guidelines. Dr. Sudha is highly proficient in the evaluation of disorders of development such as ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, and collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team when required. She is also highly efficient in providing comprehensive management of Paediatric Haematological disorders such as Sickle Cell disease with commencement of Hydroxyurea, Thalassaemia, and vascular malformations such as Haemangioma. Dr. Sudha is vastly skilled in management of Paediatric nutritional disorders including childhood overweight, inadequate weight gain, and management of Nutritional anaemia secondary to micronutrient deficiencies collaborating with Paediatric Nutritionists and Clinical Psychologists.


Dr. Sudha is a highly proficient and dedicated Paediatrician, committed to excellence, with exceptional communication skills. Having worked with an international and expat community clientele profile in her previous position, Dr. Sudha demonstrates a pleasant and approachable demeanour, exhibits considerable cultural sensitivity, and professionalism. She believes in delivering superior quality Paediatric care services of international standards, in a child friendly manner, to establish sustained and trustable relationships with her clients and their families.



  • Consultant Paediatrician, Department of Child Health, Korle Bu Teaching hospital, Ghana : February 2012-October 2023
  • Adjunct Clinical Lecturer, Department of Child Health, University of Ghana Medical School, Ghana : January 2021- October 2023
  • Consultant Paediatrician (Part-time), Franklyn Medical Centre, Ghana: January 2017- October 2023


  • Paediatrician, Princess Marie Louise Children’s hospital, Ghana : February 2009- January 2012
  • Senior Registrar, Department of Paediatrics, District Government Hospital, Madhuranthakam, Tamilnadu, India : May 2007- Dec 2008
  • Paediatric Resident, Institute of Child health and Hospital for children, Madras Medical College, Tamilnadu, India: May 2005- May 2007
  • Senior Medical Officer, Neonatology Unit, District Government Hospital, Uddanapalli, India : December 2001- April 2005
  • Senior Medical Officer, Department of Paediatrics, Bangalore hospitals, Bangalore, India: May 2000- November 2001
  • Medical Officer, Shifa Hospitals, Tirunelveli, India : July 1998- March 2000


  • MBBS – Government Tirunelveli Medical College, Tirunelveli, India
  • DCH- Institute of Child Health & Hospital for children, Madras Medical College, Chennai, India
  • MGCP (Paediatrics) – Membership in Ghana College of Physicians (Paediatrics)
  • MWACP (Paediatrics) – Membership in West African College of Physicians (Paediatrics)
  • FWACP (Paediatrics) – Fellowship in West African College of Physicians (Paediatrics)
  • MRCPCH (UK)- Membership in Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK)- Parts 1& 2


  • Research topic for Postgraduate dissertation : Association between nutritional status and severity of pneumonia in children under-5 years.
  • Co-author for 5 publications of studies related to Paediatric Sickle cell disease.
  • Sub-investigator in HOPE-2 KIDS Clinical Trial- Phase III Randomised Controlled Trial assessing the efficacy of Voxelotor in Children with Sickle cell disease.
  • BLS Re-Certification- December 2023
  • PALS Re-Certification- January 2024
  • Training in Paediatric Nutrition- ESPGHAN Certification- March 2021
  • Diploma in Health management and Leadership- University of Washington- January 2019


  • An Analysis of Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds Within the CASiRe International Cohort of Sickle Cell Disease Patients: Implications for Disease Phenotype and Clinical Research; Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities; 16th May 2020; available at
  • A study of the geographic distribution and associated risk factors of leg ulcers within an international cohort of sickle cell disease patients: the CASiRe group analysis; Annals of hematology; 06th May 2020; available at https://doi.org/10.1007/s00277-020-04057-8
  • Implementing newborn screening for sickle cell disease in Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra: Results and lessons learned; Pediatric Blood and Cancer; 23rd April 2021; available at
  • Pain Burden in the CASiRe International Cohort of Sickle Cell Patients: United States and Ghana; Pain Medicine, Volume 23, Issue 8, August 2022, Pages 1379–1386; available at https://doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnac023
  • Pain Frequency and Health Care Utilization Patterns in Women with Sickle Cell Disease Experiencing Menstruation-Associated Pain Crises; Journal of Women’s Health 32(3); November 2023; available at https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/jwh.2023.0023


  • Adoubleboard-certifiedSpecialistPaediatricianhighlyproficientinthesuccessfulmanagementof various Paediatric conditions
  • Proventrackrecordformorethan15years,ofhavinga sustainedclienteleofinternationalprofile, where the patients rank of being highly trustworthy and approachable.
  • SpecialinterestsinthefieldsofPaediatricAllergy,PaediatricHaematology andPaediatric Nutritional disorders.
  • IndividualisedevaluationandmanagementservicesofChildhoodEczema,Asthma, AllergicRhinitis and Food Allergies.
  • ExpertinmanagingPaediatricSickleCelldiseasepatientsrightfromthediagnosisbynewborn screening, commencing Hydroxyurea and providing comprehensive care services.
  • Successfulmanagementofchildhoodnutritionaldisordersincludingoverweight,inadequate growth, and micro nutrient deficiency.


  • English– Proficient
  • Tamil-Proficient
  • Kannada-Proficient
  • Hindi-Proficient
  • Malayalam&Telugu-Beginnerlevel

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