Dr. Kiruba Shankar

Dr. Kiruba Shankar

MBBS, MS, DNB, MRCS(Edinburgh), Fellowship in Skull Base Surgery(AIIMS)

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Brief Profile

Dr Kiruba Shankar is a Consultant Endoscopic Skull base surgeon who is fully skilled to render sincere services to the Skull base oncology team and tumour board. He is a well-qualified certified Endoscopic Skull base oncologist with 10 years of experience.

Educational Qualifications

  • MBBS: Medicine, Stanley Medical College, 2000-2005, Chennai
  • Masters in Surgery (Otolaryngology), Otolaryngology, JIPMER, Pondicherry, 2007-2010
  • Diplomat in National Board, Otolaryngology, JIPMER, Pondicherry, 2007-2010
  • MRCSEd: Otolaryngology, Royal College of Surgeons Of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 2015
  • Fellowship in skull base surgery: Neurosurgery and Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, 2017


  • Kameshwaran Gold medal at National Level for best outgoing student 2010.
  • Eswaran Shakuntala Gold medal conferred by Dr MGR medical university 2005.
  • Award and shield for topping the All India APOLLO Medic- Quiz in 2006 Award for topping the ENT quiz at the Annual Association Otolaryngologists India meet in 2008.
  • Award and STORZ endoscope in FESS 2009 workshop.
  • Award and STORZ endoscope FESS 2012 workshop.
  • Published over 10 papers in international journals.

Affiliations and Memberships

  • Member, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2015 till date.
  • Member, Skull base Surgery Society of India, 2011 till date.
  • Association of otolaryngologists of India 2010 till date.
  • A registered medical practitioner, No 78618, Tamil Nadu medical council.

Research and Publication


  • Number of citations: 72, h-index: 6
  • Number of publications: 14

Best Publications:

  • Manoharan KS, Saxena SK, Gopalakrishnan S. Congenital anomalies presenting as recurrent post-auricular abscesses: an institution based retrospective study. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2013 Aug;77(8):1308-11. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2013.05.021. Epub 2013 Jun 15. PubMed PMID: 23773335.
  • Manoharan KS, Bora S, Suri A. In Response to “Facial Nerve Schwannomas Mimicking as Vestibular Schwannomas” by Beth N. McNulty et al. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2019 Jun;80(3):327-328. DOI: 10.1055/s 0037-1609032. Epub 2017 Dec 13. PubMed PMID: 31143579; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6534736.
  • Manoharan KS, Thakar A, Sharma SC. About “The transaortic approach for vestibular schwannoma: indications and results”. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Dec;274(12):4269-4270. DOI: 10.1007/s00405-017-4692-7. Epub 2017 Aug 4. PubMed PMID: 28779420.
  • Shankar K , Thakar A, Sharma SC. In Response to “Changing the surgical dogma in frontal sinus trauma: transnasal endoscopic repair” by Grayson et al. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2017 Nov;7(11):1108. DOI: 10.1002/alr.22006. Epub 2017 Aug 26. PubMed PMID: 28843038
  • Bakshi SS, Shankar Manoharan K, Gopalakrishnan S. Comparison of the long term efficacy of radiofrequency ablation and surgical turbinoplasty in inferior turbinate hypertrophy: a randomized clinical study. Acta Otolaryngol. 2017 Aug;137(8):856-861. DOI: 10.1080/00016489.2017.1294764. Epub 2017 Mar 23. PubMed PMID: 28332904.
  • Yolmo D, Madana J, Kalaiarasi R, Gopalakrishnan S, Kiruba Shankar M, Krishnapriya S. Retrospective case review of pyriform sinus fistulae of third branchial arch origin commonly presenting as acute suppurative thyroiditis in children. J Laryngol Otol. 2012 Jul;126(7):737-42. DOI: 10.1017/S0022215112000898. Epub 2012 May 25. Review. PubMed PMID: 22624855.
  • Venkatesan SK, Manoharan KS, Parida PK, Alexander A, Gopalakrishnan S. Stridor in an elderly woman: an unusual presentation of a giant thyroglossal cyst. Case Rep Otolaryngol. 2013;2013:340814. DOI: 10.1155/2013/340814. Epub 2013 Aug 13. PubMed PMID: 23997973; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3755407.


  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, ESI Medical College and PGIMSR, 2019-current, Tamilnadu.
  • Consultant ENT Skull Base Surgeon, Apollo Spectra Hospital, Tamilnadu
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Assistant Professor, ESIC Medical College and PGIMSR, 2013-2017
  • Senior Registrar, JIPMER, Pondicherry, 2010-2013
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