Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, MD, FACS
The Center for Hearing & Balance Disorders
210 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065
Tel: (212) 249-3232
Patient Appointments: (212) 396-4327
Fax: (212) 702-7333
- Past President, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
- Past Chair, Board of Governors, AAO-HNS
- Director, New York Otology
- Otology/Neurotology & Director, Comprehensive Balance Center, New York Head and Neck Institute
- Director of Neurotology, James J Peters VA Medical Center
- Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology, Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine
- Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear, Throat Institute
- James J Peters Bronx Veterans Administration Medical Center
- Mount Sinai Hospital
- New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
- Saint Barnabas Medical Center, NJ
About Sujana Chandrasekhar MD, FACS
Dr. Chandrasekhar is Director of New York Otology, a comprehensive hearing and balance diagnosis and management center. In this capacity, she is at the clinical forefront in management of disorders of hearing, balance, tinnitus, facial nerve, and lateral skull base, including acoustic neuromas, and cochlear and Baha implants. Her academic and hospital appointments include Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Director of Otology/Neurotology at the JJ Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, and staff otolaryngologist at New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, Lenox Hill Hospital/Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital, Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston NJ, and Overlook Hospital in Summit NJ.
Dr. Chandrasekhar completed her residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at New York University Medical Center in New York City. She then completed her fellowship in Otology and Neurotology at the House Ear Clinic and Institute in Los Angeles, California. She served on the full-time academic faculty of both UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and Mount Sinai School of Medicine before entering private practice in New York City in October 2004.
Dr. Chandrasekhar is Chair of the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery which represents over 12,000 otolaryngologists and their patients, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the AAO-HNS. She was honored with the AAO-HNSF's Distinguished Service Award in September 2006. She is a founding member of the Women in Otolaryngology Section and Endowment.
Dr. Chandrasekhar's career interests include hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, skull base tumors and temporal bone histopathology. Since 1990, she has published and presented several papers in otology and otolaryngology at the annual meetings of the AAO-HNS and the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society, and the American Triological Society, as well as at other national and international meetings. Her thesis research on surfactant therapy for otitis media garnered second prize in research from the Triological Society. Her paper on sudden hearing loss is the most accessed and down-loaded manuscript in the history of the American Journal of Otology. She is also the author of several textbook chapters on otology topics and a self-instructional monograph on Sudden Hearing Loss. She is vice-chair of the AAO-HSNF Guidelines Taskforce on Sudden Hearing Loss. Dr. Chandrasekhar serves on several otolaryngology journal editorial panels. She is an active educator and mentor and has trained numerous residents and faculty, including guiding several students and residents through research projects that resulted in podium and poster presentations at national meetings.
Her commitment to ongoing research in ear disease is strong. She was the Medical advisor to the Hear Here Foundation, which was begun by Rebecca Ginzburg and then folded into the Deafness Research Foundation. Her other main interest is in humanitarian outreach. She has led groups of practitioners on medical/surgical missions to Nicaragua, and has delivered lectures and performed surgeries on several occasions in India.