Our Anaesthetists


Dr Priya Rao

BSci(Biotech), MBBS, MMed, FANZCA

MBBS University of Sydney 2012
Master of Medicine (Critical Care) University of Sydney 2018
FANZCA Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists 2021

Joined Albert Street Anaesthetic Group 2021

Priya graduated from her postgraduate medical degree at The University of Sydney in 2012 and spent her junior doctor years at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney before moving to Melbourne and entering the Eastern Anaesthetic Training Scheme. This complimented her undergraduate studies in Biotechnology and Innovation Management. 

Priya completed a Masters degree in Medicine (Critical Care) from the University of Sydney in 2018 to gain a specialised understanding of Paediatric Pain Management, Medical Education and Simulation Training. 

In late 2020 and 2021 Priya completed subspeciality anaesthetic fellowships at Western Health in both Obstetrics and Medical Education as well as The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne in Paediatric Anaesthesia. She is fortunate to continue to work in these subspeciality areas in both the public and private hospital settings as a Specialist Anaesthetist. 

Priya is passionate about medical education of future trainees, quality improvement and facilitating positive patient experiences. She has a current full-time appointment at Western Health across multiple sites where she looks after Obstetric, Gynaecology, Paediatric, General, Endoscopy, ENT, Plastic, Ophthalmology, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery patients. Through continuous self-education and training, she is able to provide her patients with high quality and safe anaesthesia.

Priya looks forward to meeting you! She will contact you and meet you before your procedure to discuss your anaesthetic and any concerns or questions you may have.