2023 | Volume 24 | Issue 3

Sudhakar Rao

Dr Sudhakar Rao

We are thrilled to announce Dr Sudhakar Rao’s induction into the Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia’s Walk of Fame. This prestigious recognition is a testament to Dr. Rao's exceptional contributions to motoring and road safety in Western Australia.

Dr. Rao, a renowned trauma surgeon, has dedicated his career to making a positive impact on the lives of countless individuals. His passion for reducing the incidence and severity of injuries, especially those caused by road trauma, is truly inspiring. Throughout his working life, Dr. Rao has tirelessly advocated, collaborated, and commentated on the importance of road safety, working closely with not-for-profit organisations, governments, and the media.

During his tenure as the state director of Trauma Services in Western Australia, Dr. Rao played a pivotal role in establishing the State Major Trauma Service. This state-of-the-art emergency, trauma, and critical care system has been instrumental in providing comprehensive and timely care to individuals with complex and critical injuries. Dr. Rao's commitment to advancing trauma care also led to the establishment of the Royal Perth Hospital Trauma Registry and the State Trauma Registry, which have played a crucial role in improving patient outcomes.

Beyond his remarkable contributions to trauma care, Dr. Rao has been actively involved in numerous road trauma prevention initiatives. He was instrumental in establishing the Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y) program, which educates young individuals about the consequences of risky behaviours on the road. Additionally, Dr. Rao has volunteered his time as the narrator at the award-winning annual RAC bstreetsmart event, where he vividly showcases the real-life impact of road trauma on those involved. 

Congratulations Dr Rao!