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Dr Rao Jai Prashanth

Dr Rao Jai Prashanth

​MBBS (UNSW, Australia), FRCSEd (Neurosurgery), MRCSEd, MMED (Surgery), MHPEd (MGH, United States)

Head & Senior Consultant

National Neuroscience Institute

Specialty: Neurosurgery

Clinical Interest: Neurotrauma, Skull Base Surgery, Endoscopic Pituitary

Clinical Appointments

  • Head & Senior Consultant Department of Neurosurgery National Neuroscience InstituteNational Neuroscience Institute
  • Senior Consultant NNI @CGH Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
  • Head & Senior Consultant Neurosurgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital


​Dr Jai Prashanth Rao is Head, Department of Neurosurgery (NNI@SGH) and Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon in the National Neuroscience Institute. He graduated with his MBBS degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia in 1999 and completed his specialist training in the National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore.


  • Masters of Health Professions Education, MGH (United States) 2015
  • FRCSEd (Neurosurgery) 2013
  • MMED Surgery (Singapore) 2009
  • MRCS (Edinburgh) 2006
  • MBBS (UNSW, Australia) 1999

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Head & Senior Consultant, Department of Neurosurgery (NNI@SGH), National Neuroscience Institute - Present
  • Programme Director, Head Injury and Trauma, National Neuroscience Institute 2018 - Present
  • Member, Medical Audit Committee Changi General Hospital 2015 – Present
  • Member, Medical Board Changi General Hospital 2015 - Present
  • Member, NNI Medical Council 2017 - Present
  • Member, Tan Tock Seng Hospital Trauma Committee 2017 - Present
  • Member Preclinical Curriculum Review Committee Duke-NUS 2016 - Present
  • Core Faculty, SingHealth Neurosurgery Residency Programme
  • Co-Course Director, Brain and Behaviour, Duke-NUS Medical School


  • Deans Award for Teaching Excellence 2015
  • Ministry of Health Scholarship Award 2013
  • Talent Development Fund SingHealth (Education) Award 2013

Research Interests

  • Neurotechnology


  • Characterization of Pyramidal Tract Shift in High Grade Glioma Resection.  Khalid MT, Allen JC Jr, King NKK,Rao JP, Tan E, See A, Moorakonda R, Ng WH. World Neurosurgery 2017 107:612-622
  • The Fluoropen: a simple low-cost device to detect intraoperative fluorescein fluorescence in stereotactic needle biopsy of brain tumors. Thien Ady;Rao Jai Prashanth; Ng Wai Hoe; King Nicolas Kon Kam.  Acta neurochirurgica 2017; 159(2):371-375
  • Treatment of severe, disabling spasticity with continuous intrathecal baclofen therapy following acquired brain injury: the experience of a tertiary institution in Singapore. Wang Zhe Min; Law Jia Hao; King Nicolas Kon Kam; Rajeswaran Deshan Kumar; Soh Samantha;Rao Jai Prashanth; Ng Wai Hoe; Chua Karen Sui Geok.  Singapore medical journal 2016; 57(1):8-12
  • Use of programmable versus nonprogrammable shunts in the management of hydrocephalus secondary to aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: a retrospective study with cost-benefit analysis.  Lee Lester; King Nicolas K K; Kumar Dinesh; Ng Yew Poh;Rao Jai; Ng Huiyu; Lee Kah Keow; Wang Ernest; Ng Ivan.  Journal of neurosurgery 2014; 121(4):899-903
  • A Monolithically Integrated Pressure/Oxygen/Temperature Sensing SoC for Multimodality Intracranial Neuromonitoring. Wai Pan Chan; Narducci, M.; Yuan Gao; Ming-Yuan Cheng; Jia Hao Cheong; George, A.K.; Daw Don Cheam; Siew Chong Leong; Damalerio, M.R.B.; Ruiqi Lim; Ming-Ling Tsai; Rahman, A.R.A.; Mi Kyoung Park; Zhi Hui Kong; Rao Jai Prashanth, Minkyu Je.  Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of 2014; 49(11):2449-2461
  • Palliative surgery for cervical spine metastasis. Rao Jai; Tiruchelvarayan Rajendra; Lee Lester Singapore medical journal 2014; 55(11):569-573

Research Trials