Doctor Profile - Dr. Ravi K Viswanathan

Dr. Ravi.K.Viswanthan, MS, FICS, DLO, DO., a Consultant ENT Surgeon, is the Director of AVM Medical,ENT Research Foundation Private Limited. He 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 inOtohinolaryngology (ENT) from Manipal, Kasturba medical college, of the Manglore University in 1990 . He has been in active practice of the diseases of the ear, nose and throat, since 1990. He obtained the fellowship of the International Collegeof Surgeons (FICS), in the year 1998 from Chicago, USA.

He has worked extensively in India and abroad in many teaching and private hospitals, like Govt. General Hospital, TamilNadu Hospitals, and Apollo Hospitals. He has had specialized training in endoscopic sinus surgery, laser surgery in ENT and Cochlear Implant Surgey. He has visited centres in Sydney and Melbourne in Australia,Laser surgery centers in USA and England, and Endoscopic Sinus Surgery workshops in USA.

He has presented many papers in 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 Organisisng Secretary for the South Zone Conference of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India in March. 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.