Profile Description

Dr. Krishna Kumar K

Senior Consultant and HOD- Gleneagles Global Hospital, Perumbakkam, Chennai
Department- ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Procedures Expertised : Advanced and Basic Micro Ear surgery, Cochlear implants, Micro Laryngeal Surgery, Bronchoscopy, Advanced Coblation and laser surgery, Balloon Sinuplasty, Fiber optic Laryngoscopy, Advanced head and neck surgery, Advanced Skull Base surgery

Introduction of Dr. Krishna Kumar K

Dr. Krishna Kumar K is a renowned ENT surgeon and one of the most experienced in the field in Chennai. He is highly trained in microear and endoscopic surgeries and his main area of interest are Advanced Phonosurgery, Balloon Sinuplasty, Advanced coblation and laser surgery and Advanced cochlear implants and middle ear implant surgeries. He received his training in Endoscopy from Presbyterian Hospital in New York under the guidance of Dr. Vijay Anand. Apart from being a professional in all types of ear, nose and throat surgeries, Dr. Krishna Kumar K is also highly skilled in micro laryngeal surgery, fibre optic laryngoscopy, advanced orbital surgery, advanced skull base and advanced head and neck surgeries.

With over three decades of experience in the field of ENT and Otorhinolaryngology, Dr. Krishna Kumar K has served as a surgeon as well as a faculty in several reputable institutes in India. He has been a DNB teacher for the Post graduate students since 1996 and has trained a large number of students and surgeons. He has also spent a good amount of years serving hospitals in Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. Dr. Krishna Kumar K is among the first ENT surgeons to perform Endoscopic Nasal surgeries and also the first surgeon in India to use the Microbrider.

Dr. Krishna Kumar K owns the memberships to several medical organizations and regularly attends the annual meetings to discuss about the new technologies used for ENT surgeries. He has numerous publications to his name in various sources and peer reviewed journals. He has also presented his research paper at national and international conferences where he has received awards and appreciations as well.

Work Experience

  • HOD and Senior Consultant, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Chennai, Present and 2009-2014
  • HOD, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, SRM Hospitals, Chennai, 2014
  • HOD, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Sundaram Medical Foundation, Dr. Rangarajan Memorial Hospital, Chennai, 1994-2009
  • Visiting Consultant, ENT, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, 2003-2009
  • Visiting Consultant, ENT, Ministry of Health, Seychelles
  • Postgraduate Trainer and HOD, ENT, Diplomat of National Board, 1996- Present
  • Assistant Professor, Madras Medical College and Government General Hospital, 1980-1987


  • MBBS, Madras Medical College, Chennai, 1974
  • DLO, Diploma in OtoRhinoLaryngology, Madras Medical College, Chennai, 1977
  • MS, ENT, Madras Medical College, Chennai, 1980


  • Advanced Endoscopy Surgery, Presbyterian Hospital, New York, 2007
  • Advanced Coblation Surgery, Bergen, Norway, 2011


  • Association of Otolaryngologists of India, President, Chennai Branch
  • Sinus Endoscopic Society of India, Joint Secretary
  • Association of Oto-Rhino- Laryngologist of India, Ex Secretary and Treasurer of Chennai Branch
  • American Academy of Oto Laryngologists
  • State Association Journal, Editor and Chairman

Life Memberships

  • Indian Academy of Oto-rhino laryngology and Head and Neck surgery
  • Indian Society of Otology
  • Indian Medical Association
  • Association of Oto-Rhino- Laryngologists of India

  • Head & Neck Surgeries
  • Cochlear implants and fitting of hearing aids
  • Skull Base Surgeries
  • Coblation and Laser surgery
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Fiber optic Laryngoscopy
  • Micro ear and larynx surgery

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