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Maaya Foundation

Our Team

doctorkrishnashamaraoProf. Dr. Krishna Shama Rao

Founder and Chief Trustee


Director of Maaya Cleft & Craniofacial centre at Bangalore, Karnataka

One of the 12 Surgeons in the world presented with the Medal Of Honour in Cranio Maxillofacial Surgery in honour of Prof. Hugo Obwegesser , University of Zurich, for being one of the pioneers to introduce the speciality in India

Responsible for setting up the first partner centre in India for Smile Train, USA and Cleft Children International, Switzerland.

Formerly an advisor to W.H.O. on its committee on Craniofacial anomalies.

Started Maaya Foundation an charitable organization aimed at treating the less fortunate children born with facial deformities.

Conducted over 15,000 surgeries

doctorkrishnashamaraoMrs. Rashmi K Rao

Chief Operating Officer

Speech therapist in Maaya Cleft Centre Bangalore



Dr. ChetanaDr. Chetana Kumar, BDS, MDS

Cofounded the Maaya foundation, Director – Maaya Cleft Centre Bangalore

Cofounded the Maaya foundation

An accomplished cleft surgeon previously headed a cleft center in Mumbai

Responsible for creating awareness on cleft care internationally


Dr. Rolson Sandeep AmannaDr. Rolson Sandeep Amanna

MDS, FCFS, Fellowship AOCMF, Fellowship ICOI.

Consultant at Maaya foundation


He is the first surgeon to be awarded Fellowship in CranioMaxilloFacial Surgery by Rajiv Gandhi University of health sciences in the year 2011. 

Other Accomplishments: - AOCMF Fellowship from Morriston hospital, UK.  In the year 2013.

Fellow International Congress of Oral Implantologist.

Areas of interest:-  Surgical management of Cleft lip & Palate and related secondary deformities, Craniofacial syndromes and their Surgical Corrections, Orthognathic Surgery, Craniofacial Implantology.


Dr. Suhas PrabhakarDr. Suhas Prabhakar

MDS (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery)

Surgical Fellow

Dr.  Suhas Prabhakar is a trained Maxillofacial surgeon who is currently finishing his fellowship in clefts and craniofacial surgery at Maaya Foundation.  He is passionate about surgery and has vested interest in the comprehensive management of clefts, craniofacial deformities and orthognathic surgery. He has honed his skills in the management of congenital anomalies of the Craniofacial region.

Dr. Banu Prakash – Neuro Surgeon

Dr. Arvind Bhateja – Neuro Surgeon

Dr. Akshai Shetty – Orthodontist

Dr. Amith  – Pediatrician

Dr. Nissi Ann Mary – Orthodontist

Maaya Institute of Craniofacial Surgery

Sita Bhateja Specialty Hospital

O’Shaughnessy Rd, Langford Gardens,

Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025


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