Dr. Vishal Rao has vast experience in the field of Oncology and Head & Neck Surgery and has attained training from Tata Memorial Hospital at Mumbai. A recognized Ted speaker, Dr. Rao has invented the AUM voice prosthesis to help throat cancer patients get their lost voice back, at an affordable price. He has more than 100 publications (national and international) to his credit and more than 10 patents filed for his innovations in healthcare. He believes in prevention to palliation approach in oncology and works with several groups on holistic healing. He is also a member of High power committee in tobacco control, Cancer control committee and Task force on NCD (Bengaluru) – Govt of Karnataka. He is also an international advisor with W.H.O Tobacco Free Initiatives partners to implement the FCTC.