Dr. Rau's distinctionsProfessor and Head of Dept. of Surgery, Director of Surgical Gastroenterology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute University Hospital, deemed University, Chennai.
Professor Emeritus - Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University
President of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons for 1998 - 2000
Visiting Professor Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Faculty Member for the Annual Post Graduate Course of International Gastro-Surgical Club in Athens, Greece
Founder Chairman International Gastro-Surgical Club, Indian Chapter, Head Quarters, Athens, Greece.
Selected Col. Pandalai Orator, Association of Surgeons of India for 1998.
President Elect 2001-2003 Asian Society of Hepato Biliary and Pancreatic Surgery
President Elect 2001-2003 International Laser Society for Medicine and Surgery
Member of Publication Committee and Research Committee of Organisation Mandiale D'Endoscopic Digestive
Member Asian Pacific Zone of the Organisation Mondiale D'Endoscopies Council Digestive
Member Executive Committee of International Society of Laser.
Awards and achievements:
Won the Dr. B.C. Roy National Award for the year 1997 - recognising the best talents in encouraging the development of specialities in different branches in Medicine.
M.B.B.S - Madras University (First Rank)
M.S. - Madras University
F.I.A.M.S. (Fellow of the Indian Academy of Medical Sciences)
Dr. Rau specialises in GI Surgery, Therapeutic GI Endoscopy, Laser and Laparoscopic Surgery.
Johnston Gold Medal for the best outgoing student in M.B.B.S. from Madras Medical College
Dr. Masilamani Medal
Chipperfield's Gold Medal for proficiency in Surgery
Dr. Nair's Gold Medal
Dr. Rangachari Gold Medal
Dr. A. Srinivasan's GoldMedal
Hon. RamaBadra Naidu's Gold Medal for proficiency in Medicine
Allan Even's Grant Prize,
Hon. Secretary : Association of Surgeons of India - 1989-91
Hon. Treasurer : Association of Surgeons of India - 1992-95
President Association of Surgeons of India - 1997
Honorary Asst. Surgeon, Govt. General Hospital, Chennai - 1965-73
Honorary Asst. Professor in Surgery, Madras Medical College, Chennai - 1965-73
Honorary Surgeon at the Government Royapettah Hospital - 1974-93
Honorary Professor in Surgery, Kilpauk Medical College - 1974-93
Consultant Surgeon and Endoscopist at the Perambur Railway Hospital - 1980-90
Founder Member of the Association of Surgeons of South East Asia
Founder Member of Elsa (Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia)
Council Member of ARLAMS (Asia Pacific Laser Application in Medicine and Surgery)
Founder Fellow of the Indian Medical Association, Academy of Medical Specialities
President of the Society of Gastro Intestinal Endoscopy of India - 1985
Past Vice President of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Hon. Professor in Oncology Cancer Institute - Adyar, Chennai for 1980 - 1995
President of Indian Endoscopic Society for 1995
President of Indian Association of Surgical Gastro Enterology for 1995
President Indian Society of Gastroenterology for 1996
Medical Director, Willingdon Hospital, Chennai for 1967-1997
Participated in Seminars in India and Abroad
Examiner for M.B.B.S. and M.S. Madras, Bharathiar and Utkal Universities.