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Academic Credentials

  1. Paper Award" at the South Zone Conference of Indian Academy of Pediatricians, Trichirapalli, August, 1997.
  2. Recipient of "Rajiv Gandhi (Memorial) Award" for service in the field of ENT, organised by Chennai Social & Cultural Academy, at Hotel Palmgrove, Chennai on 20th August 1999.
  3. Recipient of "Vocational Excellence Service Award for the year 2000-2001" by Rotary Club of Tambaram, R.I. Dist.-3230, Oct 2000.
  4. Recipient of "National Award of Excellence" at the IOACON 2003, 48th Annual Conference of Indian Orthopedic Association, Chennai, Dec 2003.
  5. Recipient of "Par Excellence Award" for the Eminent Medical Personality and Excellent Social Activity for the Cause of Poor by Lions Club International District 324-A4 Region-IV, Prasanthi Region Meet at Tiruthani, January 2006.
  6. Recipient of National Award 'Padma Shri' conferred by The President of India, in recognition of Distinguished and Exceptional Service in the field of Medicine, January 2006.
  7. Recipient of 'Indo-Australian Award for Meritorious Service' conferred by Indo-Australian Association, Madras, March 2006.
  8. Recipient of 'For the sake of Honour Award' by Rotary Club of Madras, April 2006.
  9. Recipient of 'Award for Excellence of Service' in appreciation of contribution to Pioneer Cochlear Implant Program in Srilanka, by the President of Srilanka, June 2006.
  10. Conferred 'Award for Excellence' in appreciation of outstanding contribution towards the Cochlear Implant Group of India, at the 4th National Conference of The Cochlear Implant Group of India, by Governor of Kerala, His Excellency Shri. R.L.Bhatia Kozhikode, Kerala, October 2006.
  11. Awarded 'Shri Shyam Lal Saxena Memorial Award 2005-2006' at the 46th Annual Conference held by National Academy of Medical Sciences (India), at Hyderabad, October 2006.
  12. Elected as a 'Member of the Governing Body - Asia-Pacific Cochlear Implant Board', Sydney, November 2007.
  13. Conferred 'Tamilnadu Scientist Award-2007' by Government of Tamilnadu, August 2008.
  14. Conferred 'Doctor of Science (Honoris – Causa)' by The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, September 2008.
  15. Conferred 'Doctor of Science (Honoris – Causa) by Saveetha University, Chennai in March 2013.
  16. Certificate of Merit by the Bharathiyar University for Proficiency in Forensic Medicine.
  17. Diplomate in National Board of Examinations in Otorhinolaryngology (DNB), 2002 – Gold Medallist
  18. Awarded the third prize for the paper and poster presentation on "Magnet Displacement after Cochlear Implantation" in the 6th Annual conference, The Cochlear Implant Group of India, Bangalore, Nov 2008
  19. Awarded the gold medal in the Consultant Prize paper session for paper presentation on "Management of Lateral skull base tumors" in the 7th South Zone ENT Conference & Kerala State Conference, Calicut - 2011
  20. Awarded Prof. Muthiah free paper medal for paper presentation on "Cortical auditory evoked potentials in cochlear and auditory brainstem implantees" in the 9th South Zone and 16th Tamil Nadu State Annual Conference, Thiruchirapalli - October 2013.
  21. Awarded a Citation by the Neurosciences India Group (NSIG) and Indian Chapter of the International Neuropsychiatry Association, for delivering a lecture on the 'Evolution of Speech & Language across the Lifespan' at the conference on "Disorders of Brain & Mind - From Science to Patient", conducted, at the Institute of Neurological Sciences, Voluntary Health Services, Taramani, Chennai on 22nd & 23rd November, 2008.
  22. Awarded Second Prize - 'Silver Medal' for the scientific paper presented in K.U. Shah Senior Consultant Award Session, at the 61st National Conference of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India 'AOICON 2009' held at Jaipur, from 22nd to 25th January, 2009.
  23. Awarded Second Prize for the Oral Poster presented in the Audiology & Habilitation Session, at the 8th Annual Conference of "The Cochlear Implant Group of India" (CIGICON 2010), held at PGIMER, Chandigarh on 18th, 19th & 20th November, 2010.
  24. Awarded the 'Best Abstract Award' for the scientific paper presented in the 8th Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implants and Related Sciences (APSCI-2011), held at EXCO Convention Centre, Daegu, Korea, from 25th to 28th October, 2011.
  25. Awarded Second Prize for the scientific paper presented in the Audiology Session, at the 9th Annual Conference of "The Cochlear Implant Group of India" (CIGICON 2011), held at Scientific Convention Centre, Lucknow from 25th to 27th November, 2011.
  26. Awarded the 'Best Poster Award' for the scientific poster presented at the 11th Asia Pacific Congress on Deafness (APCD 2012), in conjunction with the 6th NUH-NUS ENT Head & Neck Surgery Conference, organized by the National University Hospital & Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, held at The Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore, from 26th to 28th July, 2012.
  27. Awarded a Certificate by the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India), for delivering a lecture on 'Outcomes with Cochlear Implantation: The Indian Scenario' in the 52nd Annual Conference of NAMS, held at The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Guindy, Chennai, from 12th to 14th October, 2012.
  28. Awarded the 'First Prize' for the Best Oral Paper Presentation, at the 10th National Conference of "The Cochlear Implant Group of India" (CIGICON 2012), held at The Courtyard Marriot Hotel, Ahmedabad on 23rd & 24th November, 2012.
  29. Won the First Prize at the VERTIGO Quiz 2005 Contest conducted at Sundaram Medical Foundation, Chennai.
  30. Won the Second prize at the 6th Annual conference of the Cochlear Implant Group of India, Bangalore, November, 2008 for Surgical Oral poster presentation titled "Prospective Study of Vestibular Changes in Cochlear Implantees".
  31. Presented a paper titled "A rational approach in the management of sleep apnoea " and was awarded the Dr. Sandra de Souza gold medal at the Diamond jubilee National conference of the Association of otolaryngologists of India , Agra, January, 2008.
  32. Presented a poster titled "Bilateral Cochlear implantation" and won the best surgical poster prize at the 6th Annual conference of the Cochlear implant group of India , Bangalore, November , 2008.
  33. Received the International visiting scholarship award from the American Academy of Otolaryngologists of Indian heritage to attend the Annual American Academy conference and Oto expo in September 2012 and did short term observership in the ENT department at New York Presbyetarian hospital and at Loyola Medical University at Chicago.
  34. Presented a paper titled "PAEDIATRIC AUDITORY BRAIN STEM IMPLANTATION" and was awarded the AOI SOUTH ZONE GOLD MEDAL at the 9th South zone & 16th Tamil Nadu State Annual conference held at Tiruchirapalli, October 2013.
  35. Got Distinction in Pharmacology - 1997
  36. Won the First Prize at the VERTIGO Quiz 2006 Contest conducted at Trichy.
  37. Won the Prize at the 11th AOI Tamil Nadu State ENT conference, Trichy, 2007 for Oral presentation titled "Efficacy & Safety of Harmonic Scalpel Tonsillectomy".
  38. Won first Prize at the 2nd annual Conference of Laryngology and Voice Association, Chennai, 2013 for Oral presentation titled "Coblation Posterior Cordotomy and Partial Arytenoidectomy for Bilateral Abductor Palsy".
  39. Won the Prize at Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implants, Hyderabad, 2013 for oral poster titled "Cardiac Associations in Cochlear Implantation"
  40. Invited as a guest speaker in 4th International Conference on Clinical & Experimental Cardiology (Cardiology-2014), San Antonio, USA
  1. Overseas tutor for Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, U K.
  2. Inspector for National Board of Examinations.
  3. Post Graduate & Under Graduate teacher since 1987.
  4. Regularly presents papers in National and International Conferences and has been a invited Guest speaker at several National and International Conferences.
  5. One of the few ENT surgeons who has performed Cochlear Implantation successfully and today has developed a center which is internationally accepted as a training center for Cochlear Implantation.
  6. The only surgeon in INDIA and South and South East ASIA to have successfully performed an AUDITORY BRAIN STEM IMPLANT SURGERY.
  7. He is the FIRST and ONLY Surgeon in India, South, South East Asia including Japan and Australia to have performed Totally Implantable Hearing Device (Esteem).
  8. Invited speaker for the prestigious British Academy meeting, the only Indian till date to have been given this honour.
  9. Has the privilege of writing FOREWORD to the American Journal of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Medicine & Surgery.
  10. Elected as an Executive Board Member of the International Federation of Otorhinolaryngological Societies (IFOS), in the recently concluded XIX WORLD CONGRESS OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY held from June 1 to 5, 2009 at São Paulo, Brazil
  11. Overseas post graduate examiner for University Sains Malaysia.