Dr. Satish Govindaraj is an Associate Professor and Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs in the Department of Otolaryngology at Mount Sinai. He received his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Medical University, completed his internship and residency in Otolaryngology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, and a fellowship in endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery at the Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania.
In addition to the comprehensive treatment of sinus disease, Dr. Govindaraj's clinical interests include endoscopic 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, the effects of anesthetic technique on surgical conditions in endoscopic surgery, and quality of life after minimally invasive sinus and skull base procedures. In addition, Dr. Govindaraj leads multiple clinical trials in the division of rhinology focused on patients with refractory sinus disease.
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 also a co-editor of the textbook Anesthesia and Otolaryngology. He is a member and has presented at meetings of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Rhinologic Society, the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, and the North American Skull Base Society.
Learn more about the Skull Base Surgery Center at Mount Sinai.
View Dr. Govindaraj's video about the Division of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery at Mount Sinai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUokbBwumc0&list=PLCT7BA-HcHljhKOTZ-aIzYKKPk15aghSO
Read Dr. Govindaraj’s blog, “Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leaks: Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions.
MD, Northeastern Ohio Universities
Mount Sinai Hospital
Hospital of The University Of Penn.
Resident Forum Grant
American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
Basic Science Research Award
Department of Otolaryngology, Mount Sinai Medical Center
Ideal Physician Award
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Junior Inductee
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
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.
Heller JA, DeMaria S, Govindaraj S, Lin HM, Fischer GW, Evans A, Weiner MM. Cerebral oximetry monitoring during sinus endoscopy. The Laryngoscope 2014 Nov;.
Vazquez A, Khan MN, Govindaraj S, Baredes S, Eloy JA. Nasopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma: a comparative analysis of keratinizing and nonkeratinizing subtypes. International forum of allergy & rhinology 2014 Aug; 4(8).
Govindaraj S, Wang H. Does human papilloma virus play a role in sinonasal inverted papilloma?. Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery 2014 Feb; 22(1).
Kanumuri VV, Khan MN, Vazquez A, Govindaraj S, Baredes S, Eloy JA. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the sinonasal tract: analysis of survival in 852 cases. American journal of otolaryngology; 35(2).
Khan MN, Kanumuri VV, Raikundalia MD, Vazquez A, Govindaraj S, Baredes S, Eloy JA. Sinonasal melanoma: survival and prognostic implications based on site of involvement. International forum of allergy & rhinology 2014 Feb; 4(2).
Gologorsky Y, Shrivastava RK, Panov F, Mascitelli J, Signore AD, Govindaraj S, Smethurst M, Bronster DJ. Primary intraosseous cavernous hemangioma of the clivus: case report and review of the literature. Journal of neurological surgery reports 2013 Jun; 74(1).
Huang A, Govindaraj S. Topical therapy in the management of chronic rhinosinusitis. Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery 2013 Feb; 21(1).
Kleinberger AJ, Dikman SH, Miles BA, Govindaraj S. Pathology quiz case 2. Ecthyma gangrenosum (EG). Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery 2012 Dec; 138(12).
Eloy JA, Kalyoussef E, Choudhry OJ, Baredes S, Gandhi CD, Govindaraj S, Liu JK. Salvage endoscopic nasoseptal flap repair of persistent cerebrospinal fluid leak after open skull base surgery. American journal of otolaryngology; 33(6).
Goldstein G, Govindaraj S. Rhinologic issues in pregnancy. Allergy & rhinology (Providence, R.I.) 2012; 3(1).
Agbetoba A, Govindaraj S, Lawson W, Som P. Radiology quiz case 2. Solitary bone cyst. Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery 2012 Jul; 138(7).
Eloy JA, Friedel ME, Kuperan AB, Govindaraj S, Folbe AJ, Liu JK. Modified mini-Lothrop/extended Draf IIB procedure for contralateral frontal sinus disease: a case series. International forum of allergy & rhinology; 2(4).
DeMaria S, Govindaraj S, Chinosorvatana N, Kang S, Levine AI. Bilateral sphenopalatine ganglion blockade improves postoperative analgesia after endoscopic sinus surgery. American journal of rhinology & allergy; 26(1).
Govindaraj S, Agbetoba A, Becker S. Revision sinus surgery. Oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America 2012 May; 24(2).
Earley MA, Friedel ME, Govindaraj S, Tessema B, Eloy JA. Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in nasal vestibular abscess. International forum of allergy & rhinology; 1(5).
Eloy JA, Friedel ME, Eloy JD, Govindaraj S, Folbe AJ. In-office balloon dilation of the failed frontal sinusotomy. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2012 Feb; 146(2).
Mucci T, Govindaraj S, Tversky J. Allergic rhinitis. The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York; 78(5).
Eloy JA, Friedel ME, Kuperan AB, Govindaraj S, Folbe AJ, Liu JK. Modified mini-Lothrop/extended Draf IIB procedure for contralateral frontal sinus disease: a cadaveric feasibility study. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2012 Jan; 146(1).
Sambur IM, Chandrasekhar SS, Govindaraj S. Traumatic wound breakdown following baha™ implant. The Laryngoscope 2010; 120 Suppl 4.
Hekiert AM, Cohen MB, Montone KT, Palmer JN, Govindaraj S. Ecthyma gangrenosum mimicking acute invasive fungal sinusitis in an immunocompromised patient. Ear, nose, & throat journal 2010 Jun; 89(6).
Chennupati SK, Govindaraj S, Setzen G, Chiu AG. Adult Burkitt lymphoma originating in the sphenoid sinus: case report and review of the literature. Ear, nose, & throat journal 2009 Jul; 88(7).
Genden EM, Govindaraj S. Allograft tracheoplasty technique for management of refractory tracheal stenosis. The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology 2006 Apr; 115(4).
Genden EM, Govindaraj S, Chaboki H, Cleven H, Fedorova E, Bromberg JS, Mayer L. Reepithelialization of orthotopic tracheal allografts prevents rejection after withdrawal of immunosuppression. The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology 2005 Apr; 114(4).
Govindaraj S, Gordon R, Genden EM. Effect of fibrin matrix and vascular endothelial growth factor on reepithelialization of orthotopic murine tracheal transplants. The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology 2004 Oct; 113(10).
Morris L, Govindaraj S, Genden EM. Primary sphenoid sinus esthesioneuroblastoma. American journal of otolaryngology; 25(5).
Higgins KM, Mandell DL, Govindaraj S, Genden EM, Mechanick JI, Bergman DA, Diamond EJ, Urken ML. The role of intraoperative rapid parathyroid hormone monitoring for predicting thyroidectomy-related hypocalcemia. Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery 2004 Jan; 130(1).
Govindaraj S, Rezaee R, Pearl A, Som PM, Urken ML. Radiology quiz case. Thyroid goiter presenting as a retropharyngeal mass. Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery 2003 Sep; 129(9).
Govindaraj S, Wasserman J, Rezaee R, Pearl A, Bergman DA, Wang BY, Urken ML. Parathyroid adenoma autoinfarction: a report of a case. Head & neck 2003 Aug; 25(8).
Jamshidi M, Obermeyer RJ, Govindaraj S, Garcia A, Ghani A. Acute pancreatitis secondary to isotretinoin-induced hyperlipidemia. The Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association 2002 Feb; 95(2).
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