Fed up of endless wait?
Look for clinic with Prime
Dr. Venkatakarthikeyan Chokkalingam

Dr. Venkatakarthikeyan Chokkalingam

Profile is claimed

MBBS, MS - ENT, DNB - Otorhinolaryngology

ENT/ Otorhinolaryngologist

22 Years Experience Overall  (18 years as specialist)

Medical Registration Verified

93% (15 votes)

Dr. Venkatakarthikeyan Chokkalingam received his medical degree from Thanjavur Medical College and did his Post graduation in Otolaryngology from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India. He was awarded the Kamani Charity Trust prize for the best Postgraduate Student in Otorhinolaryngology and also received the Diplomate of the national Board for the practice of Otorhinolaryngology from the national Board of examinations. After working as a clinical Fellow for 3 years, research fellow in inner ear/cochlear implant research for 1 year, he worked as a Faculty for 7 years and completed his tenure as an Associate Professor ENT from AIIMS. As a faculty, he was a visiting fellow for transoral laser surgery at Southampton General Hospital, United Kingdom and also worked as a Specialist ENT surgeon at Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dr. Chokkalingam joined the Neurotology and Skull base fellowship program at the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine as a fellow. Now he is a Consultant ENT-Head & Neck, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery in Apollo Hospitals Chennai.

3 clinics for General Consultation

General Consultation
Search procedure

Perungudi, Chennai

Everhealth ENT & Gynaecology Clinic


1, Plot Number 30 B, Ramappa Nagar Main Road, Church Main Road, Landmark: Adjacent to Plaza Court Apartments, Chennai

Get Directions

Mon - Sat

10:00 - 11:00
03:00 - 04:00


Greams Road, Chennai

Apollo Hospital


21/22 Greams Lane, Thousand Lights, Off Greams Road, Landmark: Near Asan Memorial Senior Secondary School, Chennai

Get Directions

+ 58

Mon - Sat

08:30 - 10:45
12:30 - 06:00

Verified details

Thousand Lights, Chennai

Apollo Children's Hospitals


Number-15, Shafee Mohammed Road, Landmark: Near Apollo Heart Centre, Chennai

Get Directions

+ 1

Mon - Sat

11:00 - 12:00

Max. 60 mins wait + Verified details

Common questions & answers

Q: Who is Ear-nose-throat (ent) Specialist?

A: An ear-nose-throat (ENT) doctor specializes in the treatment of conditions related to the ear, nose, and throat. Otorhinolaryngologist is another name by which an ENT doctor is referred to. ENT is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and conditions of the ear, nose, throat, and related areas of the head and neck.

Q: Is an Ear-nose-throat (ent) Specialist and an Otorhinolaryngologist different?

A: Otorhinolaryngologist is a doctor who treats conditions related to the ear, nose and throat. The more commonly used name to refer to an otorhinolaryngologist is an ENT specialist. Any health conditions that involves the ear, nose and throat are treated by an ENT doctor.ENT doctors administer medication or do surgical procedures to correct any physical defects in these organs.

Q: Does one need a referral to consult an Ear-nose-throat (ent) Specialist?

A: Generally, a person can consult an ENT specialist by taking a prior appointment. Those who have not booked an appointment can walk into the doctor’s clinic and wait in a queue for a consultation. In some cases, a patient may be referred to by another doctor or general physician to an ENT specialist. Such people may consult with a referral

Q: Should one consult an Ear-nose-throat (ent) Specialist in case of sinusitis?

A: An ENT specialist deals with problems related to ear, nose, and throat. A chronic infection of the sinuses causes sinusitis. You may visit a primary care doctor for sinusitis problem, but an ENT is the final authority to treat the condition. The sinuses are interconnected parts to the ear and nose, so an ENT is the best for treating sinusitis.

Q: Should one consult an Ear-nose-throat (ent) Specialist in case of injury to head and neck?

A: When a person gets injured in the head and neck, the first doctor that handles the case may be a trauma specialist or a neurologist. An ENT specialist deals with ear, nose, and throat, and related areas of head and neck. For better clarity of the impact of the injury, diagnosis and treatment consultation with an ENT is required


Trans Oral Laser Surgery
Trans Oral Robotic Surgery
Neurotology and Skull base surgery
Head and Neck Cancer
Transoral Laser Surgery

Awards and Recognitions

The First ENT Surgeon Under the International Fellowship Program to Receive the Advanced Fellowship in Neurotology and skull base Surgery at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida, USA - 2014
Kamani Charity Trust Prize for the Best Post Graduate Student in Otorhinolaryngology at AIIMS, New Delhi - 2001


MBBS - Thanjavur Medical College, 1998
MS - ENT - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 2002
DNB - Otorhinolaryngology - National Board Of Examination, 2002


Association of Otolaryngologists of India (AOI)
American Association of Otolaryngology Head and Neck surgery
North American Skull base Society
American Medical Association (AMA)
American Neurotology Society


View all (6)
2001 - 2004 Senior Resident Doctor Dept of Otorhino Laryngology & Head and Neck Surgery at AIIMS
2004 - 2004 Research Associate at AIIMS
2004 - 2005 Senior Research Associate at AIIMS
2005 - 2012 Assistant Professor at AIIMS
2011 - 2012 Specialist Surgeon Otorhinolaryngology (on sabbatical) at DHA


60979 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1998
Report an Error
Contact Clinic to book appointment
Everhealth ENT & Gynaecology Clinic
Change Clinic
Due to lockdown you can call the clinic to check for doctor availability and appointment booking.