Dr Karthikeyan

Dr Karthikeyan

Head & Neck Surgical

MBBS, MS (Otorhinolaryngology & head and neck surgery)


Consultant Head & Neck Surgical Oncology & Lateral Skull Base Surgeon, Fellowship trained in Head & Neck Oncosurgery,  Fellowship trained in Lateral Skull Base surgery



MBBS, MS (Otorhinolaryngology & head and neck surgery)


Work Experience

 2013-2014: Consultant, Head and Neck Oncosurgeon, Manipal Hospital, Salem, TN, India.

 2015 September to 2016 December: Visiting Consultant, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Lateral Skull Base surgeon at

  • Manipal Hospital, Salem, TN.
  • Southern Medical center, Salem, TN.
  • Kurunji Hospital, Coimbatore, TN.
  • Mayo Hospital, Lucknow, UP.


I worked as an Assistant Professor & Consultant in the Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, KVMC Salem from 2010-2011. Apart from seeing patients and operating on a schedule, I also undertook teaching assignments both in the Hospital and in the Medical College. Each batch comprised of 150 students for whom I took classes for 30 hours per annum. I also undertook case discussions for the undergraduates and interns during their rotatory clinical postings on a daily basis. I also participated in the postgraduate teaching programme. We had a total of 6 postgraduates in the department at any given point of time in the year. The postgraduate training included 4 hours of classes per week in the mornings from 8-9 am, including case discussions, general clinics, seminars, journal clubs and cadaveric dissections. All staff members attend all the PG teaching programmes. I also helped conduct examinations for UGs and the PGs. As a consultant, I have independently performed approximately 100 mastoidotympanoplasties, 10 facial nerve decompressions, 100 ESS, 2 endoscopic DCRs, 2 endoscopic medial maxillectomies, 3 endoscopic JNA excisions. 


Honors & Awards

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Area of Expertise

I did my residency for 3 years in Otorhinolaryngology at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical
College Hospitals, Belgaum which are a tertiary referral center of K.L.E University, One
of India’s top private university. The University offers various Undergraduates,
Postgraduate, Postdoctoral, fellowship and certificate programs in the faculties of
Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Ayurveda, Physiotherapy and Nursing. The campus is
very rich and vibrant in terms of having impressive infrastructure, renowned and
extensively experienced teaching faculty, state of the art teaching hospital and medical
research center, having 1820 beds and top notch diagnostic facilities under one roof.
KLE Society was established 100 years ago in the year 1916. It has 8 constituent
institutions that provide over 100 courses across 9 streams viz Medicine, Dentistry,
Engineering, Nursing, Allied Health, Pharmacy, physiotherapy, Ayurveda Medicine.

As a Resident, I performed many surgeries in Ear, Nose and Head & Neck independently.
Our department is a reputed center for treatment of Head & Neck neoplasms and I
independently performed 2 laryngectomies, 5 Neck dissections, 8 thyroidectomies, 2
flap elevations and assisted more than double that number. I independently performed
18 mastoidectomies, 20 tympanoplasties, 3 facial nerve decompressions & 30
tonsillectomies. I have also independently performed 10 FESS and over 100
septoplasties and 100 panendoscopies. During my postgraduation I took theory classes
for undergraduates and interns posted in the department. I attended 5 conferences
during the period and presented a paper in Karnataka State E.N.T Conference.



Timings & Appointments

10:00 AM - 07:00 PM

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