Satish Govindaraj

Satish Govindaraj, MD

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Otolaryngology
  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery


Ear, Nose, Throat / Otolaryngology

Dr. Satish Govindaraj is an Associate Professor and Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs in the Department of Otolaryngology at Mount Sinai. He received his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Medical University, completed his internship and residency in Otolaryngology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, and a fellowship in endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery at the Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania.

In addition to the comprehensive treatment of sinus disease, Dr. Govindaraj's clinical interests include endoscopic skull base surgery, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, paranasal sinus and skull base tumors, balloon sinuplasty, and otolaryngic allergy. His current research is focused on the impact of mucosal immunity in chronic sinusitis, the effects of anesthetic technique on surgical conditions in endoscopic surgery, and quality of life after minimally invasive sinus and skull base procedures.
In addition, Dr. Govindaraj leads multiple clinical trials in the division of rhinology focused on patients with refractory sinus disease.

Dr. Govindaraj has published articles in the major U.S. journals in his specialty and is the author of several book chapters on sinus and skull base surgery. He is also a co-editor of the textbook Anesthesia and Otolaryngology. He is a member and has presented at meetings of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Rhinologic Society, the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, and the North American Skull Base Society. 


Learn more about the Skull Base Surgery Center at Mount Sinai.


View Dr. Govindaraj's video about the Division of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery at Mount Sinai:


Read Dr. Govindaraj’s blog, “Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leaks: Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions.

Read Dr. Govindaraj’s NY Daily News Checkup: What to Do When That Constant Stuffiness Isn’t Just a Cold or Allergy Flareup.

Clinical Focus

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
  • Deviated Nasal Septum
  • Meningioma
  • Nasal Polyp


MD, Northeastern Ohio Universities

Residency, Surg/Otolaryngology, Mount Sinai Hospital

Fellowship, Rhinology, Hospital of The University Of Penn.

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