Prof (Dr). Sripada Venkata Joga Rao, a Post-doctoral Research Scholar in Healthcare Law and Ethics is presently anchoring the professional activities of Legalexcel – a Law Firm of Advocates, Solicitors and Healthcare Consultants.
His teaching career has started almost three decades ago. After having served as founding Faculty Member for about 15 years in the premier National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, he gave up his full-time teaching position – Professor of Law and commenced the career as an Advocate and Solicitor. As a Professional Advocate and Solicitor provides array of legal services including Litigation, Consultative advise for Hospitals, Doctors, Patient Groups, Technology Companies, Diagnostic Labs and several technology driven healthcare startups !
He is deeply passionate about issues and challenges emanating in the discipline of Healthcare Ethics and Law. As matters stand, actively involved in researching Ethical, Policy and Regulatory Challenges and Perspectives focusing on interface of Healthcare Law and Technology in its multi-dimensional perspectives.
Strongly believes in ethical foundations in professional services. Has advocated Continuing Medico-Legal Education (CMLE) for Doctors and Continuing Nursing Legal Education (CNLE) programmes for Nursing community, with a view to sensitize Legal, Ethical and Regulatory issues and implications of modern day medical practice.
He continues to teach at National Law School of India University as Visiting Professor. Presently, he teaches Criminal Law-I, Criminal Law-II for Second Year students. Authored sizable number of Titles published by reputed Entities. Actively participates in several Research Projects. He is also Associated with couple of Hospitals as Chairperson of their respective Institutional Ethics Committees and Member of Competent Authority and Authorization Committee for a Hospital as envisaged under Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act.
A prolific author and a seasoned communicator, Dr. Joga Rao, with conviction, participates in dissemination programmes focusing on Healthcare Ethics and Law. He has been conferred globally acclaimed and intellectually coveted Max-Planck Fellowship by Max-Planck Institute, Germany.