Sr. Consultant & Professor in Otolaryngology & Neurotology ( Oct 2005 to date )
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, India
(Special interest in otology, neuro-otology, hearing implants; endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery and Paediatric ENT)
Cochlear Implant Team Leader at Apollo Hospital
Director and Chief Consultant ( Oct 2011 to date )
ADVENTIS – Advanced ENT Service
19 Deodar Marg, Gurgaon
Consultant Otolaryngologist & Hon. Senior Lecturer ( April 2002 to Sept 2005 )
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Glasgow Royal Infirmary University Hospital
Glasgow G31 2ER (UK)
I was recently in a full time Consultant position at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, an 1100 bedded tertiary level teaching hospital. It is affiliated to the University of Glasgow, to which I have been granted a Hon. Senior Lecturer position.
Higher Surgical Training in Otolaryngology ( October 1995 to April 2002 )
I completed the 6 year Higher Surgical Training Programme in Otolaryngology under the West of Scotland Postgraduate Committee. This involved rotating through various hospitals in the region,and included subspeciality training in the following:
- Microscopic Ear Surgery at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Stobill Hospital
- Neuro-otology & skull base surgery at the Institute of Neurological Sciences, Glasgow
- Cochlear Implantation at the Scottish National Centre for Cochlear Implants, Crosshouse Hospital , Kilmarnock
- Paediatric ENT at Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill, Glasgow.
- Endoscopic Sinus Surgery at Victoria Infirmary, Gartnaval Hospital
Basic Surgical Training ( January 1992 to October 1995 )
My basic surgical training was composed of 2 years of Otorhinolaryngology and 20 months of General Surgical training.
I am extremely competent in the management of all common conditions of the ear, nose and throat that affect both children and adults.
I have extensive surgical experience for conditions that affect the ear and hearing(tympanoplasty, stapedotomy, mastoidectomy), nose and sinuses (septoplasty, endoscopic sinus surgery), head and neck (parotid and thyroid gland surgery).
My experience at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children has empowered me to provide speciality services in all areas of paediatric ENT.
I have also developed super-speciality skills in Neuro-otology : cochlear implantation, bone anchored hearing device implantation, microscopic and endoscopic skull base surgery and the management of adult and paediatric deafness and dizziness.
Otology / Neurotology / Skull base surgery
This is a particular interest of mine and I have had wide exposure to otologic conditions and their treatment, particularly chronic otitis media, otosclerosis, deafness, tinnitus and dizziness. I perform all types of middle ear and mastoid procedures both in adults and children, and am competent in the use of the Argon laser in stapedotomies and chronic middle ear surgery.
I was attached to the neuro-otology and skull base team at the Institute of Neurological Sciences, Glasgow and have experience in a variety of neuro-otological and skull base procedures. I am competent in the medical and surgical management of dizziness and facial paralysis. I am experienced in the surgical management of acoustic nerve tumours, glomus tumours and other lesions of the lateral skull base.
I maintain a regular and prospective audit of all otologic operations performed since the commencement of my training. I have thus accumulated personal audit data of all tympanoplasties, stapedectomies and mastoidectomies performed over the last 20 years.
I obtained my surgical experience in cochlear implants at the Scottish National Centre for Cochlear Implants (Crosshouse hospital) in 1995. I was also actively involved in the assessment of adults and children towards suitability for cochlear implantation, as well as post operative sessions with the scientists when patients are reviewed for speech processor programming (Mapping) and rehabilitation.
I am also competent in the audiological assessment, surgical technique and post-operative care of adult and paediatric patients requiring bone anchored hearing aids (BAHA) and middle ear hearing implant (vibrant soundbridge).
The above experience has empowered me to set up the cochlear and hearing implant programme (for children and adults) at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital. I am the team leader for the implant programme and have performed over 500 cochlear implant procedures in the last 8 years. I have also setup a BAHA and Vibrant Soundbridge surgery service. We are one of the first centres in India to have independently carried out Auditory Brainstem implantation both in a child and an adult (with NF2)
I am a designated mentor surgeon for a number of new cochlear implant programmes in India, to help new surgeons and programmes start and run their individual services successfully.
Endoscopic Nasal, Sinus and Skull base surgery
I routinely perform endoscopic sinonasal surgical procedures. I am comfortable with the use of specialised tools such as balloon sinuplasty, microdebriders and radiofrequency. Also perform advanced endoscopic procedures such as orbital decompression, dacryocystorhinostomy, sphenopalatine artery ligation.I am competent in endoscopic skull base surgery and work closely with neurosurgical colleagues for managing lesions of the anterior skull base, approach to pituitary tumours, closure of CSF leaks etc. I have experience in the use of Surgical Navigation Systems.
My training at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow has empowered me to manage Childrens’ ENT disorders. I am competent in the management of the child with stridor (noisy and difficult breathing) and conditions that affect the paediatric airway. I am competent in the complete range of procedures that may be necessary in the surgical management of a child with airway problems; such as laryngo-brocnhcoscopy, lasers, paediatric tracheostomies, cricoid splits and laryngotracheal reconstructions with costal cartilage grafts.
Head – Neck& Voice
Experienced in the management of salivary gland disorders including salivary gland endoscopy, submandibular and parotid gland surgery as well as thyroid gland surgery.
Well versed in microlaryngeal surgery and phonosurgical techniques for hoarseness.
I have undertaken various travelling fellowships and visits to centres of excellence elsewhere, some of which are listed below:
- ENT & CI Klinik, MHH, Hannover, Germany
- ENT Klinik, Univ of Wurzburg, Germany
- Causse Clinic, Beziers, France
- Gruppo Otologico, Piacenza, Italy
- New York Ear and Eye Infirmary, USA
- Univ. of Zurich, Switzerland
- Portmann Institute, Bordeaux, France
I have over 30 publications in peer reviewed journals, and book chapters. I have presented widely at local, national and international conferences and meetings.
(See below for complete list of publications and presentations.)
Teaching And CME
My appointment as Hon. Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow involved a regular
teaching commitment towards undergraduates and postgraduates. I have taught and continue
to do so at a number of courses and workshops.
I am fluent in English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. I have working knowledge of Arabic.
Medical Council of India : MCI / 10264
Delhi Medical Council: DCI/ 28321
General Medical Council (UK): 4449678 (Full European Certification as a specialist in ENT: 22 Nov 2001)
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital
New Delhi, India
Appointments: (Delhi) +91 9654518169
ADVENTIS (Advanced ENT Service) - ENT Clinic
19 Deodar Marg, DLF City – I,
Gurgaon 122002. India
Appointments: (Gurgaon) +91 8285511959
Mob: +91 9871729898