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Department of Otolaryngology - Faculty

Krishnamurthi Sundaram

Krishnamurthi Sundaram, MD

Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology


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. Dr. Sundaram is Vice-Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.  His clinical practice is based at University Hospital of Brooklyn and the NY Methodist Hospital where he has been appointed as the residency site director and Director of the Center for Head, Neck and Skull Base Surgery.