About Kutikuppala Surya Rao:
Kutikuppala Surya Rao, the son of a farmer in a small village called Kintali in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh,gained international recognition for his exceptional work in the field of medicine. Kutikuppala’s qualifications are extravagant.
After completing MBBS from Andhra Medical College, he headed to Colombo to pursue MD in family medicine from the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of colombo. He got a doctoral fellowship in HIV medicine from Christian Medical College, Vellore and MNAMS from National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
Kutikuppala Surya Rao Journey:
His area of research was “Ethical challenges involved in the treatment of HIV/AIDS” and he got his Phd from the Andhra University. He is immensely focussed on spreading awareness about HIV-AIDS. His groundbreaking works have earned him a lot of laurels.
Kutikuppala Surya Rao is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London. He entered the Guinness book of world Records for creating the largest red ribbon in order to spread awareness about HIV. In 2008, he was conferred with the third highest civilian award, Padmashree.
He is also the first Telugu Doctor to be awarded the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Sanman at the British House of Lords, on 21 September 2015, by Rt Honorable Baroness Verma, Minister of International Development, UK.
Kutikuppala Surya Rao Research:
His research papers have been published in many reputed national and international journals. He is often invited to many prestigious institutions to deliver speeches regarding HIV-AIDS and ways to wipe it out. He was an executive member of council at the Andhra University, served a tenure as the Vice chairman of Jan Shiksha Sansthan and was even a national committee member of the AIDS Control Organisation.
He runs a hospital in Visakhapatnam named Dr. Kutikuppala Surya Rao Hospital and works as a consultant physician. His focus remains on producing affordable medicines and tools for diagnosis for HIV-AIDS.