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Dr Kotari Hemalatha Rao
Qualifications : MBBS, MD  
Designation : Consultant  
Specialty : Lab Medicine (Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology)  
Email : dr.hemalatha.kotari@carehospitals.com  
Location : CARE Hospitals, Hi-tech City, Hyderabad
Qualifications
  • MBBS — Osmania University, Hyderabad (1979)
  • MD — Osmania University, Hyderabad (1986)
  • Diploma in Clinical Pathology — Osmania University, Hyderabad
Past Positions
  • Sr. Consultant, Clinical Microbiology, Vijaya Diagnostic Centre Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad (July 2015-2016)
  • Sr. Consultant & HoD, Clinical Microbiology, Medwin Hospital, Hyderabad (Dec 2010 – March 2015)
  • Professor, Pratima Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad (2012 onwards)
  • Consultant & HoD, Microbiology, Yashoda Hospital, Secunderabad (Oct 2009 – Dec 2010)
  • HoD, Microbiology, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad (April - Nov 2008)
  • HoD, Microbiology, Medwin Hospital, Hyderabad (Feb - Jan 2008)
  • Consultant Pathologist, Asha Hospitals, Hyderabad (Dec 2005 – 2012)
  • Consultant Microbiologist, Elbit Medical Diagnostic Centre, Hyderabad (May 2002 – May 2006)
  • Associate Professor, NRI Medical College & Hospital, Hyderabad (August 2003 – April 2007)
  • Part-time Consultant Microbiologist, Unicare Hospitals, Hyderabad (August 2001 – April 2005)
  • HoD, Microbiology, CDR Hospitals, Hyderabad (Feb 1997 – Jan 1998)
  • Microbiologist, Sharourah General Hospital, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Microbiologist, Al-Afia Hospital HUN, Ministry of Health, Libya (February 1993 – March 1994)
  • HoD, Microbiology, Medwin Hospital, Hyderabad (April 1990 – Feb 1993)
  • Consultant Microbiologist, Stangen Immuno Diagnostics, Hyderabad (January - December 1989)
  • Laboratory-in-charge, CC Shroff Memorial Hospital, Hyderabad (November 1988 – April 1990)
  • Laboratory-in-charge, Medicare Diagnostics, Hyderabad (April 1986 – November 1988)
  • Junior Medical Officer, Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital, Hyderabad (August 1980 – March 1982)
Awards & Recognitions
  • Faculty First Prize for paper “Opportunistic infections in post renal transplant”, III Andhra Pradesh State Chapter of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists, Hyderabad (2000)
Research & presentations
  • Supervisor, MSc research students of Andhra Pradesh and Nagarjuna Universities (1998 onwards)
  • Case report presentation “Cerebral abscess due to Salmonella paratyphi B in a child,” XV National Conference of Communicable Diseases, Hyderabad (August 1990)
  • Paper presentation “Seroprevalence of HCV,” II Andhra Pradesh State Chapter of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists, Tirupati (1999)
  • Poster presentation “Histoplasmosis,” XII Andhra Pradesh State Chapter of Indian Association of Pathologists & Microbiologists, Hyderabad (August 1999)
  • Paper presentation “Deep Mycosis in Dermatology Practice,” XII Andhra Pradesh State Chapter of Indian Association of Pathologist & Microbiologists, Hyderabad (August 2000)
  • Paper presentation “Nocardial Pneumonia – report of four cases in renal transplant recipients,” XXVI Annual Congress of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists, Hyderabad (2002)
  • Paper presentation “Laboratory diagnosis of fungal infections,” Symposium on Fungal Infections, AP State Chapter VIII Annual Conference of Indian Association of Medical Micro biologists , Eluru (2005)
  • Paper presentation “Comparison on conventional and BACTEC blood culture systems in bacterial isolation,” XXX National Congress of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (2006)