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Sujana Chandrasekhar

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  • Neurotology

  • Otolaryngology


  • MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

  • BS, City College of the City University of New York

  • Residency, General Surgery
    Bellevue Hospital

  • Residency, Otolaryngology
    Bellevue Hospital

  • Fellowship, Otology/Neurotology
    House Ear Clinic & Institute


    Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
    Director, New York Otology

    Sujana Chandrasekhar, MD is a leading otologist and neurotologist (ear and skull base surgeon) and Director of New York Otology, located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She is Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, and Co-Director of the Newborn Hearing Screening Program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. Her clinical interests include all aspects of ear, hearing and balance disorders-- including otosclerosis, acoustic neuroma, cochlear and baha implants, cholesteatoma, mastoidectomy, sudden hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, Meniere's disease and facial paralysis.

    Dr. Chandrasekhar is acknolwedged as one of the world authorities on Sudden Sensorineural Hearling Loss (SSNHL), having authored the most accessed article in the Journal of Otology and Neurology on this subject. She has also done both animal and clinical research on SSNHL and has taught this subject at courses and at a large seminar at annual meetings of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

    Dr. Chandrasekhar has also spearheaded ground-breaking research on Treatment of Otitis Media (ear infections) with an Intranasal Spray of Surfactant. She has been recognized for this work by the most prestigious organization in her field, the American Laryngological, Otological and Rhinological Society ('the Triologic Society'), with a Research Award for her thesis published in 2003. She has also been inducted into the American Academy o f Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Neurotology Society, the New York Otological Society, the Triologic Society and the American Otological Society.

    Dr. Chandrasekhar did her residency and chief residency at New York University Medical Center and went on to complete her fellowship in clinical Otology and Neurotology at the presitigious House Ear Clinic and Institute in Los Angeles, CA. She has mentored and taught several medical students, researchers and residents in the course of her career, and continues to do so.

    Humanitarian causes and very important to Dr.Chandrasekhar. She was Medical Director of the Hear Here Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to research, treatment and education for ear diseases, primarily SSNHL, founded by a grateful patient whose hearing Dr. Chandrasekhar was able to restore. That foundation has been folded into the Deafness Research Foundation. She is an active physician participant in Mayflower Medical Outreach, a group based in Oklahoma City, OK. As part of that group, she has traveled to Nicaragua to perform otolaryngology clinical and surgical care on indigent people there and teach local physicians to improve their skills. Dr. Chandrasekhar was recognized in over 150 newspapers around the U.S. and in local and international television for her efforts in bringing a deaf 2 year old to the U.S. from Romania for cochlear implant surgery. She donated her services and persuaded the implant company, the hospital and other doctors to do the same. The child is now in school, speaking, singing, and enjoying her hearing.

    Dr. Chandrasekhar is committed to offering her patients comprehensive, compassionate care for hearing and balance disorders. For more information, please visit her website at


  • 2006 - 2007
    Big-on-Goals Award
    Board of Directors of the AAO-HNSF Board of Governors

  • 2006 -
    Distinguished Service Award
    American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

  • 2003 -
    Honorable Mention (2nd Place) for Basic Science Research
    American Laryngological, Rhinological & Otological (The Triological) Society

  • 2001 - 2002
    Who's Who in Executives and Professionals
    National Register

  • 2000 -
    First Prize
    NY Academy of Medicine Otolaryngology

  • 2000 - 2007
    Honored Member
    Strathmore's Who's Who, Millenial Edition

  • 2000 -
    Best Research, Attending
    Otolarngology Chief Residents

  • 2000 -
    Third Prize

  • 2000 -
    First Prize - President's Award

  • 1999 - 2007
    Top Doctors: New York Metro Area
    Catle Connolly Medical

  • 1998 -
    Top Docs
    New Jersey Monthly

  • 1996 - 1997
    Best Teacher Award
    Otolaryngology Chief Residents

  • 1996 - 2000
    Best Doctors in America
    Woodward/White Inc.


Chandrasekhar SS, De La Cruz A, Lo W, Telischi F. Imaging of the facial nerve. In: Brackmann DE, Jackler RA, editors. Textbook of Neurotology. Mosby Yearbook;.

Chandrasekhar SS. Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss. In: Arriaga MA, De La Cruz A, editors. Essentials of Otology and Neuro-Otology. 2007,.

Chandrasekhar SS. Intratympanic Therapy for Hearing Loss. In: Wiet R, editor. Ear Surgery. 2007,.

Krespi , Jahn , Blitzer . Office treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. In: Office Techniques in Otolaryngology - HNS.

L, D, H. Pathology of Acoustic Neuroma. In: Acoustic Tumors: 3rd Edition.

Mautone AJ, Chandrasekhar SS. Otitis Media: Treatment with Intranasal Aerosolized Surfactant. Laryngoscope 2004 March; 114(3): 472-485.

Venkatayan N, Troublefield YL, Chandrasekhar SS, Connelly PE, Mautone AJ, Ammar M. Effect of Intranasal Metered Dose Aerosolized Surfactant on Passive Opening Pressure of the Eustachian Tube - Comparison Study in Two Animal Models. Otol Neurotol 2002; 23(1): 3-7.

Chandrasekhar SS, Ammar SM. Recurrent glomus tumor of the pinna: report of a case. ENT Journal 2001; 80(4): 240-242.

Venkatayan N, Connelly PE, Chandrasekhar SS, Troublefield YL, Mautone AJ. Dosage regiments and intranasal aerosolized surfactant on otitis media with effusion in an animal model. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2001 April; 124(4): 388-393.

Chandrasekhar SS. Intratympanic Dexamethasone for Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss. Otol & Neurotol 2001; 22: 18-23.

Rubinstein RY, Chandrasekhar SS. Dexamethasone Pharmacokinetics in the Inner Ear. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2000 April; 122: 521-528.

Venkatayan N, Troublefield YL, Chandrasekhar SS, Mautone AJ, Connelly PE. Intranasal Surfactant Aerosol Therapy for Otitis Media with Effusion. Laryngoscope 2000 1857-1860; 110(11).

Chandrasekhar SS, Connelly PE, Baredes S, Shah CS, Kloser PC, Brahmbhatt SS. Otologic and Audiologic Evaluation of HIV-Infected Patients. Am J Otolaryngol 2000 January-February; 21(1): 1-9.

Chandrasekhar SS. Temporal Bone Tumors in Childhood: Sarcomas. In: Driscoll C, Jackler RK, editors. Tumors of the Ear and Temporal Bone. 2000,.

Chandrasekhar SS, De La Cruz A. Reconstruction Surgery of the Ear: Auditory Canal and Tympanum. In: Cummings CW, Frederickson JM, Harker LA, Richardson MA, Schuller DE, Krause CJ, editors. Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, 3rd Edition, Vol. 5. 1999,.

Chandrasekhar SS, De La Cruz A. Congenital malformations of the temporal bone. In: Arriaga M, Shelton C, Brackmann DE, editors. Otologic Surgery. 1999, WB Saunders; ppChapter 6.

De La Cruz A, Chandraksehar SS, Arriaga M. Transcochlear approach for cerebellopontine angle lesions. In: Jackler RA, Brackmann DE, editors. Otologic Surgery. 1999, WB Saunders; ppChapter 54.

Lee HJ, Lum C, Holodny A, Chandrasekhar SS, Brown L, Means K. Tempural bone fractures and complications: correlation between high-resolution computed tomography and audiography. Emerg. Radiol. 1998; 5(1): 8-12.

Youssef O, Chandrasekhar SS, Rosen A. Cochlear Otsclerosis - The Current Understanding. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 1998 December; 107(12): 1076-1079.

Chandrasekhar SS, De La Cruz A. Total stapedectomy and mechanical small fenestra stapedotomy. In: Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Vol. 9, No. 1. 1998, pp33-37.

Leeman DJ, Poletti BJ, Brackmann DE, Chandrasekhar SS. Collision tumors at the cerebellopontine angle: case report with literature review. Otolaryngol-Head Neck Surg 1997 December; 117(6): S76-S80.

Kwartler J, Chandrasekhar SS, Baredes S, Schulder M. Endoscopic closure of the eustachian tube for persistent CSF oto-rhinorrhea. Am J Otol 1996 May; 17(3): 470-472.

Chandrasekhar SS, Garrido E, De La Cruz A. Surgery of congenital aural atresia. Am J Otol 1995 November; 16(6): 713-717.

Chandrasekhar SS, Devgan U, House JW. Pediatric Tympanoplasty: a 10-year experience. Arch Otolaryngol-Head Neck Surg 1995 August; 121(8): 873-878.

Chandrasekhar SS, Koenigsberger MR. El nino con mareos. Rev Neurol (Barc) 1995:S410-S317.

Chandrasekhar SS, Devgan KK, Brackmann DE. Utility of auditory brainstem response audiometry (ABR) in diagnosis of acoustic neuromas. Am J Otol 1995 January; 16(1): 63-67.

Chandrasekhar SS, De La Cruz A. Congenital malformation of the temporal bone. In: Lucente FE, editor. Highlights of Instructional Courses. 1994, American Academy of Otolarngology - Head and Neck Surgery;.

Chandrasekhar SS, Chandra Sekhar HK, Silverls V. Histopathologic and ultrastructural changes in the temporal bones of HIV-infected human adults. Am J Otol 1992; 13: 207-214.

Jacobs JB, Chandrasekhar SS. Endoscopic surgical approach for antrochoanal polyps. Rhinol 1991; 5: 211-213.

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