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Dr. Ananth N Rao

PhD, FAMIC, MNAMS, PGDCRCDM

Senior Consultant, Metabolic Diseases and Clinical Biochemistry

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Dr. Ananth N. Rao has been working on the diagnosis and evaluation of Inborn Metabolic Disorders (IMD’s) and has the experience of over 11000 referrals. He has been instrumental in establishing laboratories for study of metabolism & metabolic disorders. He has established procedures for workup of referred cases from all over India.

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Experience

  • Dr. Ananth is working at Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore as Senior Consultant & head for Metabolic Diseases and clinical Biochemistry.
  • Currently Handling Laboratory and Quality for Apollo Hospitals, Karnataka.
  • Has also worked as consultant, Research consultant, Associate Scientist and Post graduate lecturer at various renowned institutes before joining Apollo.
  • Worked as Junior Research Fellow in Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore on cloning and expression of motor proteins on a contract of three months.
  • He has delivered over 100 lectures on Diagnosis of Inborn Metabolic Disorders across various parts of India and abroad.
  • He has been Awarded Fellowship for the Academy of General Education.

Specialty Interest

  • Autism and Pediatric Neurotransmitter diseases.
  • Newborn Screening & Inborn Metabolic Disorders.

Research & Publications

  • Has about 44 National & International publications to his credit. His list of publications include
    • Ananth N, Vasudevan D M. Gene Therapy - Indian Journal of Clinical Genetics and Tribal Research-Sep. 1996, Vol I, No.3, 146 - 154.
    • Ananth N, Vasudevan D M, Dinesh M. Enhancement of Myeloperoxidase Activity in WBC's in patients treated with Granulocyte Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor (GM - CSF) - A pilot study - Biomedicine (1997) : 17 (2&3) : 107 - 110.
    • Ananth N, Balaji Ganesh B, Vasudevan DM, Ashalatha V Rao, Vivian D’Souza. Enhancement of Myeloperoxidase Activity in WBC's in patients treated with Granulocyte Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor. (GM - CSF) Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry, 1998, 13 (2), 126 - 128.
    • Ananth.N, Praveen Kumar GS. Biotinidase deficiency- Diagnosis and followup study. Ind J Clin Biochem 2003, 18 (2) 23-26.
    • Ananth.N, Beena V Shetty, Vasudevan DM. Vitamin E levels during chemotherapy for ovarian carcinoma. Natl Med J Ind 2003, 16 (4), 231-232.
    • Ananth.N, Praveen Kumar GS, Kakkilaya BS, Aravinda Rao, Vasanthi S. Hereditary Fructose Intolerance- Two case reports. . Ind J Clin. Biochem. 2003, 18 (2) 87-92.
    • Ananth.N, Aparna P, Vivian D’Souza, Vasudevan DM. Antimutagenic effects of selected dietary ingredients. Aryavaidyan. Vol XVI, (2) 90-93.
    • Ananth Nanjunda Rao. Neonatal Screening and Evaluation of metabolic disorders – A neglected necessity. Ann Natl Acad Med Sci (India) 2001, 37 (1&2): 41-43.
    • Ananth.N. Hepatic failure – Role for Biochemists and Nutrition experts. OJHAS, 20002 (1), I Issue.
    • Ananth.N. Gene Therapy – Potential, Pros / Cons and Ethics. OJHAS, 2002 (2). II Issue.
    • Ananth.N. Laboratory generated artifacts in plasma amino acid quantitation – A review, OJHAS, 2002 (2) III Issue
    • Ananth.N, Beena V Shetty, Vasudevan DM. Investigation for a possible role for GM-CSF receptor in malaria. Ind J Exp Biol. (41) 2003, 357-59.
    • Ananth.N, Praveen Bharadwaj, Beena V Shetty, Vasudevan DM. Methotrexate-Hydroxychloroquine Combination Induces The Expression Of GM-CSF Receptor On Neutrophils Of Synovial Fluid In Rheumatoid Arthritis. Ind J Clin. Biochem. Accepted.
    • Ananth N. Dialogue section: Diagnosis of Inborn Errors of Metabolism. Perinatology 2003, Vol 5 (4) 191-192.
    • Ananth N. Rao. "Inborn Errors or Metabolism in the Pathophysiology of Brain Dysgenesis". Perinatology 2003, Vol 5 (6) 272-74.
    • Ananth N. Rao, Vasudevan DM. Nutritional relevance of coconut oil – Myth versus Reality. Edible Oil Week 2003, Vol 3(49) 7-10.
    • Activity of Erythrocyte Arginase and Ornithine Transcarbamoylase (OTCase) in Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum infection malaria – A vaccine target?? Anu Joseph, Parvati V, Ananth N Rao. Amrita Journal of Medicine, 2005 Vol 1(1) 28-30
    • Recurrent Stupor Due To Lysinuric Protein Intolerance: A case report. Ahsan Moosa NV, Minal D, Joy MA, Vinayan KP, Ananth N Rao, Anand Kumar. Neurol India, 2005; 53 (3): 333-334.
    • Ananth N Rao. Inborn Errors of Metabolism – A quick look. Review article for Amrita Journal of Medicine, 2005, Vol 1(1) 10-13
    • Ananth N Rao. Prenatal diagnosis of Inborn Metabolic Disorders – Necessity & Limitations. Perinatology 2005, Vol 7(1): 16-21
    • Ananth N Rao. Aminoacid profiles for study of metabolism – Clinical & laboratory perspectives. J Metab. Genet. 2005, Vol 1, (1): 18-25
    • A simple method for estimating thiamine in human samples by HPLC. To be submitted to Journal of Chromatography. Manuscript under preparation.
    • S. Kavitha, S. N. Sarbadhikari , Ananth N Rao. Implementation of Decision Tree Classifier Using Classification Algorithm for Some Inborn Errors of Metabolism. Accepted, Online Journal of Health & Allied Sciences.
    • Ananth N Rao. Awareness of parents about inborn metabolic disorders-A questionnaire based survey. Accepted Perinatology
    • Unnikrishnan AG, Kumaravel V, Harish Kumar, Vasantha Nair, Ananth Rao, RV Jayakumar, CB Sanjeevi. TSH-receptor antibodies in subjects with type 1 Diabetes mellitus. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1079: 220–225 (2006).
    • Swapna Menon, Ananth N Rao. Pediatric Neurotransmitter Diseases – An Update. Accepted J Metab. Genet. 2005, Vol 1 (3), 129-137
    • Ananth N Rao, Parvati Varma, Sumitra, Dhanya. Hyperammonemia: Diagnostic experience at the Metabolism Laboratory. Perinatology 2007, Vol 9 (1): 9-13
    • Microalbumin: Quick notes-Ananth N Rao. Published by- Journal Of Metabolism And Genetics 2006,Vol.2 (1) 36-3.
    • A Comparison between two methods to screen for mucopolysaccharidoses -Siddique, Minakshi Koch, Kavita J, Suresh Kumar V, Ananth N Rao. Journal Of Metabolism And Genetics. 2, (2), 60-64, 2007.
    • Ananth N Rao, Kavitha.J, Minakshi Koch, Suresh Kumar.V. Fanconi Bickel syndrome: Laboratory diagnosis.Accepted by – Perinatology 2007, Vol 9 (3), 162-164
    • Ananth N Rao, Srinivas Murki (Fernandez hospital), Fahemuddin (Fernandez hospital). Opsoclonus in Non Ketotic Hyperglycinemia. Internet Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology 2008. ISSN: 1528-8374
    • Ananth N Rao, J Kavitha, Minakshi Koch and Suresh Kumar V. Inborn errors of metabolism: review and data from a tertiary care center. Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry, 2009 / 24 (3) 215-222. (http://medind.nic.in/iaf/t09/i3/iaft09i3p215.pdf)
    • Neeraj Agarwal, Rithesh, Sunita Maheswari, Ananth N Rao. Unexplained left ventricular hypertrophy and an unusual diagnosis of Propionic acidemia.,. Accepted Indian Heart Journal.
    • Ananth N Rao, Minakshi Koch, Kavitha. J, Sabyasachi Ghosh, Suresh Kumar.V Consanguinity And Inborn Errors Of Metabolism- An Early Impression. (2008) Perinatology. 10 (1), 75-83
    • Ananth N Rao. Effects Of Anticoagulants On Amino Acid Concentrations Determined By Hplc: Comparision Between Heparin, Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetate (Edta) And Serum. Accepted Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry.
    • Ananth N Rao. 2- hydroxyisobutyric aciduria, assisted reproductive technologies and its relation to autism- a pilot study. (2008) Perinatology 10 (1&2), 47-53
    • Ananth N Rao, Kavitha.J, Minakshi Koch, Suresh Kumar, Sunitha Maheshwari Carnitine And Dilated Cardiomyopathy - A Biochemical View & Insight. (2008) Perinatology
    • Ananth N Rao, Suresh Kumar.V, Minakshi Koch, Kavitha. J, Sabyasachi Ghosh. Diagnosis of aminoacidopathies -experience at a tertiary referral center. Perinatology2009, Vol 11 (2):66-71.
    • Ananth N Rao, Rajesh B Iyer, Kavitha. J, Minakshi Koch, Suresh Kumar.V. Biotin metabolism defect- A case report. Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry, 2008 / 23 (4) 407-409
    • Ghosh S, Koch M, Suresh Kumar V, Rao AN. Do Alternative Therapies Have a Role in Autism? Online J Health Allied Scs. 2009; 8(4):2
    • Ananth N Rao, Minakshi Koch, Sabyasachi Ghosh, Suresh Kumar.V. Food allergy investigations and its significance in Autism Spectrum Disorders. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences. Vol 1/ Issue-4/ Oct-Dec.2010. ISSN 0975-6299
    • Ananth N Rao, Suresh Kumar.V , Hephzibah, Minakshi Koch. PKU and Autism- A Case report. Accepted Perinatology Oct-Dec 2011.
    • Ananth N Rao, Suresh Kumar. V , Hephzibah, Minakshi Koch. Autism and IEM- Experience at a tertiary care centre. Under peer review- Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry.
    • Ananth N Rao, Minakshi Koch, Sabyasachi Ghosh, Shobha G, Suresh Kumar. V Sample collection, suitability and interpretation in suspected Inborn Errors of Metabolism. Indian Journal of Practical Pediatrics, 2010; 12(2): 148-154.
  • Presented papers and invited lectures at various National & International Conferences.
  • Speaker for international conferences such as International Society of Newborn Screening, 3rd World Genetics & Birth Defects Conference, Asia Pacific Clinical Biochemists Conference etc.
  • Has won the Best Paper Award for the works entitled,
    • “Antimutagenic Effect of selected Dietary ingredients”
    • “ Emerging trends in Naturopathy” - March 2002.
    • “Antimutagenic Effect of selected dietary ingredients.
  • Awarded the ACBI-CON 2003 award by Association of Clinical Biochemists of India (ACBI).
  • Fellowship of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
  • Membership of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, (NAMS).
  • Founder & Editor-in-Chief, “Journal of Metabolism & Genetics”, first peer-reviewed journal in metabolism & genetics in India. The journal is the official voice of the Indian Association of Inborn Errors of Metabolism. He is also the reviewer for many national and international Journals.
  • He is the Associate Editor of ‘Online Journal of Health & Allied Sciences’, India’s first peer reviewed online biomedical journal. (www.ojhas.org).

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