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Satish Govindaraj

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Otolaryngology
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  • Otolaryngology


  • MD, Northeastern Ohio Universities

  • Residency, Surg/Otolaryngology
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Fellowship, Rhinology
    Hospital of The University Of Penn.


    Dr. Govindaraj is Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Director of Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at The . He received his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, completed his internship and residency at the , and a fellowship in endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery at the Hospital of The .

    In addition to endoscopic sinus surgery, Dr. Govindaraj's clinical interests include endosocopic skull base surgery, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, paranasal sinus and skull base tumors, balloon sinuplasty, and otolaryngic allergy. His current research is focused on the impact of mucosal immunity in chronic sinusitis and quality of life after endoscopic skull base procedures.

    Dr. Govindaraj has published articles in the major U.S. journals in his specialty and is the author of several book chapters on sinus and skull base surgery. He is a member and has presented at meetings of the of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Rhinologic Society, the of Otolaryngic Allergy, and the North American Skull Base Society.

    To read more about the Center for Skull-Base Surgery at Mount Sinai,  click here.


  • 2005 -
    Resident Forum Grant
    American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy

  • 2003 -
    Basic Science Research Award
    Department of Otolaryngology, Mount Sinai Medical Center

  • 1999 -
    Ideal Physician Award
    Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine

  • 1997 -
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Junior Inductee
    Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine


Research Interests

  • Quality of life after minimally invasive skull base surgery;
  • Systemic absorption of pulmicort sinonasal irrigations;
  • Review of endoscopic techniques of cerebrospinal fluid leak repair.


Govindaraj S, Adappa ND, Kennedy DW, . Endoscopic Sinus Surgery:Evolution and Technical Innovations. Journal of Laryngol Otolaryngology 2010 March; 124: 242-250.

Eloy JA, Govindaraj S. Microbiology and Immunology of Rhinosinusitis. Rhinosinusitis: A Guide for Diagnosis and Management. 2 2008;: 17-28.

Govindaraj , M, Kennedy DW. Revision Sinus Surgery. Atlas 2006;.

Bleier B, Govindaraj S, Palmer JN. Paranasal Sinus Mucoceles. Atlas 2006;.

Bleier B, Govindaraj S, Palmer JN. State of the Art Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak and Encephalocele Repair. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 2006; 17: 1.

Govindaraj S, Cohen NA, Chiu AG. Surgical Treatment of the Lateral Frontal Sinus Lesion. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 2006; 17: 1.

Morris L, Govindaraj S, Genden EM. Primary sphenoid sinus esthesioneuroblastoma. Am J Otolaryngol 2004 Sep-Oct; 25(5): 350-353.

Costantino PD, Hiltzik D, Govindaraj S, Moche J. Bone healing and bone substitutes. Facial Plast Surg 2002; 18: 13.

Govindaraj S, Costantino PD, Friedman CD. Current use of bone substitutes in maxillofacial surgery. Facial Plast Surg 2002; 15: 73-81.

Costantino PD, Wolpoe ME, Govindaraj S, Chaplin JM, Sen C, M, Gnoy A. Human dural replacement with acellular dermis: clinical results and review of the literature. Head Neck 2000; 22: 765-771.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Govindaraj during 2013 and/or 2014. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Industry-Sponsored Lectures: MSSM faculty occasionally give lectures at events sponsored by industry, but only if the events are free of any marketing purpose.

  • Olympus Corporation

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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