Dr A. Muraleedharan

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ENT Specialist

Senior Consultant - ENT

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Work hours
  • Mon-Fri

    07:00 - 18:00

  • Saturday

    07:00 - 14:00

  • Sunday

    09:00 - 12:00


Dr. A. Muraleedharan, a renowned physician, is an appointed professor at Dr. M.G.R. Medical University in Chennai. He served as the director and professor of ENT at Madras Medical College and Rajiv Gandhi Govt. General Hospital in Chennai for 39 years. Dr. Muraleedharan

is also the Chief ENT Surgeon of the Cancer Institute in Adyar, Chennai. As an ENT Consultant, he works at prestigious Chennai hospitals such as Apollo Spectra Hospital, Venkateswara Hospital, Kauvery Hospital, Padmapriya Hospital, and Shivasundar Hospital. He has presented multiple papers at state, national, and worldwide conferences, demonstrating his dedication to developing the profession of ENT.


Work Experience: 

(40 years of Experience)

Dr. A. Muraleedharan has made important contributions to the field of ENT during his four decades of experience. He is currently the Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University's Chief ENT Surgeon and Emeritus Professor. Throughout his career, he has held renowned posts such as Professor of ENT at SRM Medical College & Research Centre and Director & Professor of ENT at Madras Medical College's Upgraded Institute of Oto Rhino Laryngology. Dr. Muraleedharan's experience includes his positions as an Associate Professor and Assistant Professor at Kilpauk Medical College. He has extensive expertise as an ENT Surgeon in both the government and private sectors, and he has delivered great care to many patients.


Associated with Hospitals:

  • Apollo Spectra Hospitals

  • Gleneagles Global Health City

  • Dentiheal Ent,Head And Neck Clinic


List of Treatments:


  • Profound Deafness: This kind of disease often refers to a complete loss of hearing, where the individual become unable to detect the sound in the ear. Surgical treatments are available for treating this condition ranging from surgical implantations, hearing aids and medications. Dr muralidharan being an ENT surgeon is highly specific to treat profound deafness.


  • Hyperthyroidism: This condition is caused by the excessive production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid glands in the body. Treatments include surgical operations removing thyroid gland, by using beta-blockers or by radioiodine therapy. Endocrinologist are available in different hospitals which are best suitable to treat hyperthyroidism. 


  • Irregular Shape and Size of the Ear: Ear deformities can be caused by the unusual position of fetus in the uterus or during birth. It can take different forms for instance ear that stick out from the side of the head or a form where the helical rim is folded over. Surgical interventions are required to reshape these deformities which include noninvasive ear molding. ENT specialists perform these surgeries in highly observed conditions. 


  • Deviated Nasal Septum: It is a condition in which the nasal septum (a bone and cartilage making a partition between the nose and divide it into two halves) becomes bended which lead to create a difference in both nasal passages which can cause breathing difficulties. It is treated by minor surgeries in hospitals which include reshaping the septum to its original position.


  • Thyroid Cancer: It is malignant type of cancer which results in an abnormal growth of tumor cells in the tissues of thyroid glands. These tumor cells continue to divide in the adjacent tissues and expand to the lymph node of the neck. Hospital is providing best treatments for thyroid cancer by surgical procedures, external radiation therapy or by hormone therapy. 


  • Nasal Polyps: Nasal polyps are noncancerous, soft growths on the outer layer of the nasal cavities or nostrils. They are caused by persistent swelling that have been linked with allergies or asthma leading to breathing difficulties and loss of smell. It can be treated by using nasal humidifier or corticosteroid sprays and sometimes minor surgery to remove the polyps.


  • Perforated Eardrum: An eardrum rupture is an opening or a hole in the thin tissue of ear that connects the ear canal to the eardrum. Hearing loss can occur as a result of an eardrum rupture. It usually recover on its own within 2 months but sometimes antibiotics are need to be taken. Surgeries are applied if it get severe symptoms.


  • Throat Cancer: Throat cancer refers to the cancer that is developed in the pharynx or larynx (voice box). This happens when the cells in throat starts to develop mutations in the genes. These mutations allow cells to divide abnormally resulting in normal cells to die. Chemotherapies and radiation therapy are the treatments available in hospitals to treat throat cancer.


  • Head and Neck Cancer: Head and neck cancers often develop in the squamous cells, which are cells located on the mucous membranes of the head and neck. It also originate from the glands that produce saliva, sinus cavities, muscles or nerve endings. Surgeries, immunotherapies are performed to remove the tumor cells from the head and neck.


  • Laryngeal Cancer: Laryngeal carcinoma is a condition in which cancerous cells that are malignant grow in the laryngeal tissues. Laryngeal cancer often originate in thin and flat squamous cells which are located in the interior of the larynx. Hospital offers a multidisciplinary team to provide a best way of treatment for laryngeal cancer.


  • Radiation Necrosis in the Neck: Radiation necrosis commonly known as osteoradionecrosis, is caused when radiation fibroblasts and cellular damage interfere with the capability of tissues to respond to normal stress and changes. First line therapy include medications such as high-dose dexamethasone. Severe conditions can lead to surgical procedures.


  • Phonosurgery: Phonosurgery is a group of operations designed to preserve or improve voice quality by repairing faults in production of sound in the larynx. It can be either be done in the form of Injections, surgical procedures, and open surgery. Surgery may be performed as a result of disease impairment, overuse of the voice, or as part of the gender transformation procedure.


  • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS): This type of surgery is defined as a surgical procedure for severe sinus problems which involves removing tissue that is blocking the Osteo Metal Complex (OMC) and enabling discharge while maintaining normal mucous membrane. It is often done when the tissue surrounding the sinus cavities gets swollen preventing mucus that normally moves through the sinuses and out of the nose.


  • Septorhinoplasty: It is a procedure which involves improving the physical appearance of your nose as well as the way you breathe from your nose. It involves performing surgery on the cartilage and bone structures that give your nose its form and structure, as well as straightening your nostrils.


  • Congenital Ear Problem Treatment: This type of treatment involves the procedure for the congenital abnormalities of ear in children. The child might be born with an ear abnormality. This may involve an improperly developed outer ear known as microtia, shortening of ear canals called canal stenosis, or a total lacking of the ear canal known as aural atresia. Surgery is often performed for treating these type of anomalies. 


  • Reconstructive Middle Ear Surgery: It is a type of surgery which is done to repair the damaged part of the ear specifically the middle ear bone. This procedure may be performed to address an outer ear abnormality that was present at birth or by trauma, such as a burn. In this procedure, the middle part of the ear bone is removed and replaced with a prosthetic implantation. Rib cartilage can also be utilized to create a scaffolding for the ear.


  • Hearing Aid Fitting: This procedure is defined as an assessment of human listening capabilities by any technique in order to make hearing aid selection and adaptation. This procedure is done by placing a small tube like material behind your eardrum in order to aid the hearing process and to enhance the vocals for the hearing person.

Orbital & Optic Nerve Decompression: Optic nerve sheath decompression which is also known as optic nerve sheath fenestration (ONSF), is a surgical treatment which is associated with decompressing the nerves that supply the vision through the formation of a window in the sheath of the optic nerve to allow CSF from the cerebrospinal area around the optic nerve to be released.


Education & Training:


  • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery), 1978, Stanley Medical College and Hospital, Chennai

  • DLO (Diploma in Oto Rhino Laryngology), 1981, Madras Medical College, Chennai

  • MS (Master of Surgery) in ENT, 1986, Madras Medical College, Chennai

  • FABMS (Fellowship of the Association of Basic Medical Sciences), 2003, Madras University, Chennai




  • Specialization in Oto Rhino Laryngology (ENT)

  • Advanced Surgical Training in ENT Surgeries

  • Continued Medical Education (CME) programs in ENT




  • Indian Medical Association (IMA)

  • Association of Otolaryngologists of India (AOI)

  • Association of Biomedical Scientist

  • Tamilnadu Medical Council




  • 30607 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1978


Speciality Interests:

  • ENT/ Otorhinolaryngologist

Area of Expertise
  • ENT Specialist
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