Dr. Rachakonda Prabhu

Las Vegas expert on lung disease and sleep apnea

Dr. Rachakonda Prabhu of Las Vegas, NV is a renowned physician specializing in Pulmonary Medicine. His distinguished career has seen Dr. Prabhu organize and found several institutions.

Dr. Prabhu’s medical training began at R. G. Kar Medical College in Calcutta, India and continued with several externships with his externship at Mercy Hospital in Denver, CO being of particular note. Dr. Prabhu interned at Mt. Sinai City Hospital Center in Elmhurst, NY and later became chief resident before completing his fellowship at Mt. Sinai in 1979.

Within his specialty, Dr. Prabhu has put more focus on asthma, lung disease, and undiagnosed sleep apnea. Through Dr. Prabhu’s work, he noticed that patients were receiving the same treatment for lung disease and realized that this set treatment wasn’t as effective as it could be. As a result, he founded The Lung Institute. This facility focused and specialized in pulmonary medicine. Over time, The Lung Institute grew to include several more specialties. This began the transformation of The Lung Institute into Red Rock Medical Group. Dr. Prabhu was also instrumental in the foundation of El Dorado Medical Center and The Sleep Center of Nevada, both of which he still remains active in operations and success.


In March of 2018, Dr. Prabhu was among a team of doctors that examined NFL players for lung problems. Players came from many different teams to be a part of this study that included pulmonary doctors, sleep medicine doctors, and cardiologists. Dr. Arthur Roberts, the President of Living Heart Foundation, later remarked that he had never seen such compassionate staff and amazing teamwork.

Dr. Prabhu has been recognized by many high-profile political figures to include President Obama and President George W. Bush. He’s met with many global dignitaries such as President George H. W. Bush, President Reagan, and Mikhail Gorbachev. Dr. Prabhu’s work is so revered that he was invited to President Obama’s second inauguration in 2008.

Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Prabhu was the first physician in Nevada with training and experience in Laser Bronchoscopy. In early 2018, Dr. Prabhu was selected as a Señor of Distinction for his dedication and contribution to the community of Las Vegas.

When Dr. Prabhu is not seeing patients, he can be found volunteering his time with relief funds globally and voluntary medical treatment. Dr. Prabhu also enjoys participating in local politics and encouraging others to become involved. Dr. Prabhu takes immense pride in being part of his beloved community and is always willing to provide assistance in whatever capacity is needed.