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Dr. Ravi K. Viswanathan

Dr. Ravi K. Viswanathan

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MS - ENT, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), Diploma in Opthalmology, MBBS

ENT/ Otorhinolaryngologist


29 Years Experience

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Dr.Ravi.K.Viswanthan ,MS, FICS, DLO, DO., a Consultant ENT Surgeon, graduated from Madras Medical College in 1982 when he obtained his basic MBBS degree. Subsequently, he qualified for Diploma in Ophthalmology which he obtained in 1987, from the Regional institute of Ophthalmology, Govt General Hospital Madras. He shifted his focus to Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) and obtained the Diploma and Masters in Otorhinolaryngology from Manipal, Kasturba Medical College, of the Mangalore University in 1989. He has been in active practice of the diseases of the ear, nose, and throat, since 1990. He obtained the Fellowship of the International College of Surgeons (FICS), in the year 1998 from Chicago, USA.He had worked extensively in India and abroad in many teaching and private hospitals, like Govt. General Hospital, Tamil Nadu Hospitals, and Apollo Hospitals earlier, and have had specialized training in endoscopic sinus surgery, laser surgery in ENT and Cochlear Implant Surgery. He had also visited centers in Sydney and Melbourne in Australia, Laser surgery centers in USA and England, and Endoscopic Sinus Surgery workshops in the USA.He has presented many papers at National and International conferences, the latest being the role of KTP laser in Rhinology, in the 14th International Conference on Lasers in Medicine and Surgery. He was the Organizing Secretary for the South Zone Conference of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India in March 1997. He has conducted many hands-on workshops in Otology, Rhinology, and in Laser surgery in ENT. He is an active member of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India, and Indian society of Otology.His area of special interest is in Rhinology and Endoscopic Sinus surgery, having attended and been trained under noted international endoscopy surgeons like P.J.Wormald – Australia, Dharambir Sethi – Singapore, Richard Wolf - Austria, Prof. Stammberger – Austria, Prof. David Kennedy – USA and Prof.Fredrick Kuhn – USA.

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Awards and Recognitions

Fellow of International College of Surgeons (FICS) - 1998
International Workshops on Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Fellowship from International for Otologic Training, Georgia, USA - 1999


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MS - ENT - Kasturba Medical College, 1989
Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO) - Kasturba Medical College, 1988
Diploma in Opthalmology - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 1987


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Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Association of Otolaryngologists of India (AOI)
Indian Society of Otology
All India Rhinology Society
Sinus Endoscopy Society of India


1987 - 2017 ENT Specialist, Rhinology Specialist at AVM Merf


35977 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1982
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