Dr. Kamini A. Rao, Co-Founder and Chairperson of Medline Academics and recipient of the Padma Shri, has a venerable clinical and research career in reproductive medicine. Her artistic energy, diversity and versatility are well acknowledged in the country’s medical and research fraternity.


The pioneering role that Dr Kamini Rao has played in the field of Assisted Reproduction has resulted from the extensive study, enormous research and credible achievement through dedicated service, adding value to her patients’ lives.


She completed her MBBS and DGO and moved to London for higher studies. Further, she completed her MRCOG, DORCP, MCh and trained under the renowned Kypros Nicolaides in Foetal Medicine. She completed her Fellowship in Foetal Medicine from Foetal Medicine Foundation while simultaneously training in Infertility at Kings College London and entered the field of Assisted Reproduction.


Having practiced for over 10 years in the UK, she decided to return to India and start her own Infertility Centre in Bangalore Assisted Conception Centre.


Medline Academics is her latest venture in the field of training in Reproductive Medicine space. She has been presented with numerous awards among many others.


  • Padma Shri in 2014 in recognition of distinguished service in the field of Reproductive Medicine.
  • Karnataka State Award (Rajyotsava Award) for invaluable service in the field of medicine in 1997
  • Honoured with Karnataka Vaidya Ratna Award in 2021
  • Lifetime Achievement Award by Karnataka State Obstetrics and Gynaecology Association in December 2021