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Dr. Ramesh Kancharla

Dr. Ramesh Kancharla

MBBS, MD (Paediatrics)

Chairman & Managing Director, Rainbow Hospitals

At Rainbow we are driven with the powerful belief that to convert the ‘impossible’ to ‘possible’, one has to convert the ‘I’s and Me’s’ to ‘Us and We’. Teamwork is the very soul of our entity as Rainbow Group.


Founder & Managing Director of Rainbow Children’s Hospital.

An alumni of the Kasturba Medical College, I had a long stint in the UK working at some of the most prestigious tertiary care hospitals for children’s in the world. I returned to India in the year 1999 to establish Rainbow Children’s Hospitals. The hospital was established with the aim of being the leader in clinical as well as academics of Child care in India.

Rainbow’s current expansion plans include opening up in all major cities across India and then further expansion to tier 2 towns. And by reducing the learning curve and establishing a network of paediatric specialists Rainbow seeks to provide the best

MBBS 1987 Shri SV Medical College Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
MD (Paediatrics) 1992 Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka
Compulsory Rotatory Internship 1987-88 King George Hospital Andhra Medical College, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Junior Resident Doctor 1989-90 Institute of Child Health Egmore, Madras Medical College Chennai, Tamil Nadu
NO Specialty/ Hospital/ Consultant Grade From To
1 General Pediatrics & Neonate’s at William Harvey Hospital, Ashford Kent, UK SHO 1993 1994
2 Neonate’s at All Science Hospital, Chathan Medway Healthcare, Kent, UK SHO 1994 1994
3 General Pediatrics & Neonate’s at William Harvey Hospital, Ashford Kent, UK Registrar 1995 1995
4 General Pediatrics & Neonate’s at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sedcub Ashford Kent, UK Registrar 1995 1996
5 Pediatrics Hepatology & Transplantation & PICU at Kings College Hospital, London, UK Registrar 1996 1997
6 Pediatrics Hepatology & Liver Transplantation, Pediatrics at Kings College Hospital & Royal Free School of Medicine & Great Ormand Street Children’s Hospital, London, UK SPR 1997 1999
• 1993 – 1994: Senior house officer (SHO) in pediatrics & Neonate’s William Harvey Hospital, Ashford Kent. It’s a large district hospital catering to south east Kent with a level 2 neonatal units & a busy pediatric A&E department of pediatrics
• 1994 – 1994:

SHO in Neonate’s All Science Hospital, Chathan Medway Healthcare. It’s a regional centre for medway & southeast Kent. It’s about 30 bedded tertiary care NICU catering for the needs of extremely premature neonates & sick new born, It’s a extremely busy tertiary level NICU.

I had an excellent opportunity to learn neonatology and all the practical skills & transportation of the sick neonates

• 1995:

Registrar in Pediatrics & Neonate’s, William Harvey Hospital, Ashford Kent.

I was reappointed as the position of registrar level where I was supervising the registrars & training of the nurses & pediatrics wards & covering the NICU as the second on call

• 1995 – 1996:

Registrar in Pediatrics & Neonate’s, Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sedcub. Ashford Kent. It’s a busy district general hospital with a 24 bed NICU & 40 bed pediatric dept & 24x7 Pediatric emergency service.

In the role of the registrar I used to rotate the services with the other registrars. We primarily used to take all the decision regarding day to day mgmt of In patient, Designated OPD clinics & Outreach clinics, training the General practitioners & SHO’s, organizing the transport of sick babies & taking part in audits, training and mentoring junior staff

• 1996 – 1997:

Registrar in Pediatrics Hepatology & Transplantation & PICU: Kings College Hospital London. It is one of the premier teaching hospitals of London.

I spent a year as a registrar in Hepatology transplantation & pediatric critical care. Kings Pediatric department is one of the largest Hepatology department in the world & they do max number of liver transplantation the world. The following year I was elevated to senior registrar position to provide effective leadership & high quality clinical services to the children with liver diseases & transplantation

• 1997 – 1999:

Senior Registrar Rotation: Pediatric Hepatology & liver transplant, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Kings College Hospital London & Royal Free School of Medicine & Great Ormand Street Children’s Hospital.

I was part of the senior registrar rotation between royal free hospital department of gastroentology under John Walker – Smith (Author of Pediatric gastroentology textbook). It was a comprehensive Pediatric gastroentology department with a large care load of inflammatory bowl diseases, full fledged immunology & electron microscopy facilities. I was trained to perform entreic capsule biopsies, PH Study, Esophageal page study & upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Department used to conduct academic program wherein i used to be part of it. Great Olmond children’s hospital in one the Europe’s largest pediatric referral hospital with 600 beds pediatric multispecialty. I was a senior registrar in the department pediatric of pediatric gastroentology under Prof P Milla. I learnt to manage complex gastro auto immune enteropathy. The combination of exposure to liver program at Kings Gastroenterology & training at GOSH & Royal free made me a comprehensive trained pediatric gastroenterologist.

Teaching & Managerial Experience:

I used to actively teach medical students in the class rooms as well as bed side clinics. I used to do regular audits & used to take part in managerial meetings & used to take part in networking with other hospitals for shared care services, training & research, organizing transplant meetings, transplant histopathology meetings, transplant radiology meetings.

I have been the recipient of National Board of Examinations (NBE) Distinguished Teacher Award -2015 for contribution to the field of medical education in the key area of Pediatric Gastroenterology.

Allied Skills / Attributes:
  • Entrepreneurial and effective team leadership
  • Conflict resolution, management
  • Listening and networking skills with ability to articulately communicate with any audience
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  • Project planning & implementation skills.

In 1999, I returned to India and established Rainbow Children’s Hospital – it was then a 50-bedded facility with the objective of developing intensive care services for the new born and establishing other paediatric sub-specialties.

In 2000, established the Paediatric Liver Transplant program at Global Hospitals, Hyderabad.

Currently practicing Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & liver transplantation at Rainbow Children’s Hospital.

  • 1998 : British Paediatric Association National conference York – Floor Presentation on outcome of vertically transmitted hepatitis B infection: Clinical Presentation & outcomes in Infants
  • 1998 : Paediatric Gastroenterology conference: Time of Diagnosis & Outcomes Acute Liver Failure, Bangalore.
  • 2004 : Platform: Entra formulas indications IAP National conference Bangalore.
  • 2006 : Indications for Liver transplantation in Children Pune
  • 2009 : Paediatric Gastroenterology National conference: Auto immune liver diseases – Diagnosis & Treatment Mumbai
  • 2012 : Paediatric Gastroenterology conference Auto immune sclerosing cholangitis: Diagnosis & Treatment modalities Delhi
  • 2013 : Biliary atresia: Timing of kasai portoenterostomy & outcomes Master class in Liver diseases, Chennai
Text Books: Recent advances in Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & nutrition
Acute Liver Failure: P Bachina, Ramesh Kancharla
Nutrition in Pediatric Liver Diseases
Authors: N Shanmugam, Brindavani, Ramesh K
Editor: Suraj Gupte, JP Medical Ltd Jun 2013
Journals: Tropical Gastroenterol 20134 Oct – Dec: 34(4): 277-9
Systematic Wangiella dermatitidis infection presenting as liver mass and obstructive cholangiopathy
Envisaged need of the children’s hospital worked hard & made it successful & were instrumental in pushing other groups to start with paediatric hospital
Authors: N Shanmugam, Ramesh Kancharla