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Doctor Profile - Dr. A. Ravikumar

Senior Consultant & HOCS
Dr. A. Ravikumar

Education:

MBBS, MS (ENT), DNB, DLO, RCS (England), FAMS

Area(s) of Specialization:

Oto Rhino Laryngology, Neuro Otology, Cochlear Implantation, Professional Voice

Experience:

17 years experience in Army Medical Corps as Graded, Classified Specialist.
24 years experience as an Undergraduate teacher in ENT.
22 years experience as Post graduate teacher in ENT.
14 years experience as Head of Department in ENT.
15 years experience as Head of Clinical Services in ENT

Consultation days:

Monday, Wednesday , Thursday

Consultation Time:

Monday: 10.00 am to 2.00 pm
Wednesday: 8.00 am to 10.00 am
Thursday: 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

For Appointment, Call:

044-45928542/ 45928500 EXT: 312 / 314

Fellowships / Memberships:

  • Member, Association of Otolaryngologists of India since 1986.
  • Member, Indian Society of Otology, since 1994.
  • Member, Skull Base Society of India since 2000.
  • Member, Neuro- Equilibriometric Society of India since 2000.
  • Founder member, Cochlear Implant Group of India (CIGI) since 2002.
  • Executive Committee member, Cochlear Implant Group of India (CIGI) 2009 - 2013.
  • Member, Association of Phonosurgeons of India since 2011.
  • Member, National Academy of Medical Sciences (MAMS) since 2008.
  • Fellow, National Academy of Medical Sciences (FAMS) since 2015.
  • Executive Committee member, Laryngology and Voice Association of India. since 2009.
  • President elect – 2013.
  • President – Laryngology & Voice Association of India -  2014 - 2015.

Publications:

  • Arunachalam R., Boominathan, P., & Mahalingam, S. (2014). “Clinical voice analysis of Carnatic singers”. Journal of Voice, 28(1), 128e1-128e9. doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2013.
  • A Ravikumar, S Prasanna Kumar, L Somu, Nazrin Mohd Ismail, Cystic Lymphangioma: An atypical Presentation, Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences, 2014, 3: 1075-1080
  • Dr (Maj) Prasannkumar, Prof Lt Col Ravikumar, Dr Somu, Dr Nazrin Mohd Ismail, Forgotten Montgomery T- tube stent: A case reports and review of literature, SEAJCRR,2014:3(1), 678-683.
  • An Animal Model for Laryngotracheal Injuries: An Experimental Study, Saravanam Prasanna Kumar, Arunachalam Ravikumar, J Thanka, An Animal Model for Laryngotracheal Injuries, The Laryngoscope , 2014, pg 1-5
  • Clinical Application of a multimodal electrophysiological test battery to predict optimal behavioural levels in cochlear implantees.Raghunandhan Sampathkumar,Ravikumar A, Mohan Kameswaran, Kalyani Mandke, Ranjith R. Journal of hearing science,2013, Vol. 3, No. 4; 31-48.
  • A Clinical study of electrophysiological correlates of behavioural comfort levels in cochlear implantees. S Raghunandhan, A Ravikumar, Mohan Kameswaran, Kalyani Mandke, Ranjith. Cochlear Implants International, 2014, Vol. 0, No. 0; 1-16.
  • Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions to detect early Noise Induced Hearing Loss.  A. Ravikumar, S. Mohanty, K. Senthil, S. Raghunandan. Indian Journal of Otology, June 2004; Vol.10:  7-16.

Research:

  1. Principal investigator in AFMRC Research project, “Evaluation of combined       Otorhinological and Neuro surgical approach in the management of lesions of the skull base”, 1995 to 1997.
  2. Co-investigator in AFMRC Research Project, “Cochlear implantation in the Armed Forces”, 1996 to 1998.
  3. Co-investigator in AFMRC research Project, “Evaluation of arterial oxygenation in patients with airway obstruction & utility of mini tracheostomy in its management”, 1996 to 1999.
  4. Co - guide for PhD research, “A comparative Acoustic analysis of the singing voice of trained singers, untrained singers and Non-singers of Carnatic music” carried out by Dr Prakash Boominathan, Assistant Professor, Department of Speech, Hearing & Language Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University.  Completed in 2008.
  5. Co–guide for PhD research, “Nanoparticles – Design, evaluation for delivery through intranasal route of administration” carried out by Mrs M Nappinnai, Institute of Basic Sciences, Taramani, Chennai. Completed in Jan 2009.
  6. Guide for PhD research “Clinical Correlation of Multi-modality Electrophysiological Assessment with Psychophysical Behavioural Responses in Cochlear Implantees” by Dr S Raghunandhan, ENT Surgeon, Madras ENT Research Foundation, Chennai. Completed in Sep 2014.
  7. Guide for PhD research “ Subglottic and upper tracheal response to injury and medication – an animal study” by Dr S Prasanna kumar , Associate Professor, Dept of ENT, Head & Neck Surgery, SRMC & RI, Chennai. Completed in May 2015
  8. Guide for PhD research “ Neonatal hearing screening of high risk infants” conducted at Sri Ramachandra hospital by Mr Heramba Ganapathy, Lecturer, Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University. Completed in July 2015.
  9. Co – Guide for PhD research “Assessment of Accuracy of preoperative High Resolution Computed Tomography temporal bone measurements in predicting the visualization of round window as viewed through facial  recess” Reg No.Ph.D.(RR)/319-F.T/V/2012  dated 01.07.12, conducted by Mr. Saikiran, PhD Scholar. Completed in February 2016.
  10. ‘Laryngotracheal stenosis – a new indigenous stent design’ TePP project conducted by     Dr (Maj) Prasannakumar under auspices of Department of Science & Technology and guided by Prof A Ravikumar. Completed in 2015.
  11. “Active controlled trial of the safety and tolerability of MP 29-02 in subjects with chronic allergic or non allergic rhinitis” - Omnicare study Prof A Ravikumar was the principal investigator with Dr K Senthil and Dr L Somu as Co investigators. Completed in 2009.
  12. Chief investigator, DRDO project “Indigenous cochlear implant clinical trial”. SRMC & DRDO.
  13. Chief Investigator, DRDO project “Hearing Protection Device for Army Personnel”. SRMC & Anna University, Chennai.

Ongoing Research

Research project:
“Mutation analysis of the GJB2, GJB6, GJB3, POU3F4, WFSI genes in consanguineous families having a child afflicted with non-syndromic bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss”.IEC No. IEC-NI/16/MAR/51/18
Guide for Ph.D research “Speech perception abilities in Tamil speaking children – a prospective study” being  conducted by Ms. Prathiba Dawson, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Speech , Language & Hearing Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University.
Guide for Ph.D research “A study on effects of vocal hygiene and a holistic approach in individuals with hyperfunctional voice disorder” being conducted by Ms. Shenbagavalli, Lecturer, Dept. of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University.
Guide for Ph.D research “Correlation of electrophysiological responses with behavioral responses and programming parameters in children with cochlear implant”. Reg No. (RR)/428.P.T./V/2015. being conducted by Ms. Muthuselvi, Lecturer, Department of Speech, Language &  Hearing Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University.
Co – Guide for PhD research “Efficacy of voice therapy in facilitating vocal health in teachers with voice problem” being conducted by Ms. Aishwarya Nallamuthu, Lecturer, Dept. of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University.

Awards and Honours:

  • Central Air Command Silver Medal, First in Grading exam – 1985.
  • National Travel Fellowship of AOI – 1991.
  • Dr PN Berry Scholarship, High Commission of India, UK – 1992 - 94
  • General Officer Commanding– in – Chief (Western Command), Commendation Card – 2002.
  • Vice president, District Soldier, Sailor and Airmen (DSSA) and Ex-Servicemen Board of Chennai District, Sept 2002 to Mar 2006.
  • Member, National Academy of Medical Sciences (MAMS) – 2008.
  • Member, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)  -  2012.
  • Member, Expert Group, Medical Council of India, for revision of MBBS curriculum, March 2014.
  • National Academic & Accreditation Council (NAAC) peer team member since March 2015.
  • Fellow,  National Academy of Medical Sciences (FAMS) -  2015.

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