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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Department of Otolaryngology

Photo of Krishnamurthi Sundaram

Krishnamurthi Sundaram, MD

Clinical Professor

Department of Otolaryngology

Background and Expertise:

Dr. Sundaram is a graduate of the Otolaryngology Residency Program of State University of New York-Health Science Center at Brooklyn and is Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology. After completion of medical school he did a two year fellowship in surgical oncology at the Cancer Institute, Chennai, India. Prior to starting his Otolaryngology residency he completed a straight surgical internship at Church Hospital Corp.[Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University] in Baltimore, MD, and 3 years of residency in General Surgery at The Methodist Hospital of Brooklyn. After residency he was a junior attending/fellow/residency coordinator in the department of Otolaryngology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Subsequently he served as Chief, Division of Otolaryngology at the Methodist Hospital and Chief of Otolaryngology at the Brooklyn Hospital Center. After 1992, he has been actively involved with the residency program at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His areas of interest include head and neck oncology, thyroid, parathyroid, sinuses, skull base and larynx. From 2007 to 2013, he served as Chief of Head and Neck and Skull Base surgery in the department at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn. Dr. Sundaram was Vice-Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at UHB-LICH and SUNY Downstate Medical Center from Jan. 2007 to June 2015.