Nikhil Rao

Nikhil Rao


Nikhil Rao, MD, MSc (AKA Vindaloo Diesel, AKA Dr. Karma) is a child and adolescent psychiatrist specializing in working with critically and chronically ill children. On a day to day basis, this means he's the only physician in the pediatric ICU who can dress up like Batman and claim it's 'for the children'. Which he does. Frequently. He's also involved in research into new pharmacologic tools and psychotherapy methods to improve the lives of children with serious medical illnesses. Nikhil has also been active in the fitness and nutrition professional scene and can be described as strong for an Indian (in other words not very). Prior to medicine, he studied the evolution of intelligence and social systems in monkeys, which are actually a lot like children, albeit hairier. He's been a voracious science fiction fan for years and when not stuck in the hospital has been slowly working on launching his media presence, which can be described as something like Jordan Peterson, only tinged with curry, profanity, and entirely too much math.

Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Nikhil Rao

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies

Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff

CC: Ballroom E
(60 min)
Fri 09:00PM TBI & PTSD from the Observers Point of View

Dr. Robert Hampson will moderate this roundtable discussion of doctors, trainers and family members discussing effects and stories of their loved ones, patients, co-workers, and team-mates who have suffered from TBI and/or PTSD. Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress affect more than just the military, athletes and accident victims who receive the injury; they also affect those people closest to the them.

Sat 11:00PM Mad Scientist Roundtable

Roundtable discussion of various and timely science topics moderated by Les Johnson. This is a remarkable panel dating back to the earliest LibertyCons. Everyone gets a say but no one gets to say too much.

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