About CNR

Dr. C. N. RAJA., MS., DLO., FRCS (ED)., DLORCS (LON).,

Senior Consultant, ENT Surgeon


cnrajaent@yahoo.co.in, cnrajaent@gmail.com

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  • Date of Birth : 15.06.1956
  • Marital Status :Married
  • Communication Address :Annai ENT and Head & Neck Care Centre
    No. 12-D, Palaniyappa Street,
    Opp. To Federal Bank,
    Perundurai Road,
    Erode Dist – 638 009,
    Tamil Nadu- India,
    Phone: 0424 - 2269528 (Hospital)
    0424 - 2274941 (Residence).

Professional Qualifications

  • M.B.B.S : Medical College of Coimbatore University - (1979)
  • DLO : Medical College of Madras University – (1983)
  • M.S : Medical College of Madras University – (1988)
  • DLORCS : Royal College of Surgeons of England (London) – (1994)
  • FRCS : Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh – (1995)



Registrar in ENT

Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

November 1995 to April 1997

This is a District general Hospital in East Anglia. Where I was working with three consultants, along with two Senior House Officers and a Staff Grade Surgeon. I was exposed to Endo Nasal Surgery, Ontological Procedures and routine ENT procedures. I took very active pare in local and Sub - Regional Audit meetings. I did study on Adenoidal Hypertrophy and on Glue ears.

  • Locum Registrar in ENT
  • James Paget Hospital, Great Yarmouth, East Anglia

    October 1995 - One month

  • Locum Registrar in ENT
  • District General Hospital, Sunderland

    September 1995 - One month

  • Senior House Officer in ENT
  • District General Hospital, Sunderland

    February 1995 - August 1995

    This is a regional sub-centre for ENT and Head and Neck Surgery. I trained under five Consultants with special interest in Otology, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery. During my stay here I saw new and follow - up patients, performed pre-operative assessments and post operative care, performed surgical procedures independently and under supervision and was responsible for the emergency admissions twice a week. I participated in teaching Audit sessions and inter-departmental meetings, which helped me to get my fellowship of the Royal College of Edinburgh.

  • Senior House Officer in ENT
  • Royal Infirmary, Blackburn.

    February 1994- January 1995

    In my first job in the United Kingdom, I was first on call for the emergency services twice a week and did an operating list independently once a week. I passed my DLORCS examination during this period.


  • Civil Assistant Surgeon in ENT
  • Government District Hospital, Erode, Tamil Nadu

    January 1991 - January 1994

    This post in a busy 600 bedded District General Hospital with 15 ENT beds, provided me with considerable experience in dealing with most ENT emergencies. I conducted operating sessions and outpatient clinics, independently, twice a week during this period.

  • Senior House Officer In General Surgery
  • Government General Hospital, Madras

    January 1990 - December 1990

    I worked in the General surgical unit with special interest in Head and Neck Surgery of this University teaching hospital for one year. I second on call for the surgical emergencies during this period and assisted major surgical procedures of the thyroid and parotid.

  • Civil Assistant Surgeon in ENT
  • Medical college Hospital, Chengalpet, Tamil Nadu

    July 1988 - December 1989

    During this period in the faculty of ENT in a University hospital in the capacity of an Assistant Professor, I participated actively in the undergraduate teaching programme. I was responsible for the daily out- patient clinics of the hospital and performed three surgical sessions every week.

  • Post Graduate Resident Trainee in ENT
  • Government General Hospital, Madras

    April 1986 - May 1988

    During my period of postgraduate training in ENT in this university hospital, I submitted a dissertation on Angiofibroma and was awarded a Master’s degree in ENT by the University of Madras. I was second on call for the ENT services of the Institute of Otolaryngology of the University and was trained in many of the major surgical techniques in ENT Surgery.

  • Resident Medical Officer
  • Rural Medical Centre, Aliyar, Tamil Nadu

    April 1983 - March 1986

    I was in charge of this rural medical centre for three years as part of the primary health care service of the state of Tamil Nadu. This job provided me with considerable experience in managing a wide variety of general medical and surgical problems of a large rural population of the South Indian State of Tamil Nadu.

  • Research Experience
  • During my period of post graduate training in Otolaryngology, I studied the prevalence of Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma in a tertiary referral centre in south India and submitted a dissertation to the University of Madras, in partial fulfilment for the aware of Masters Degree in Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery.

    I audited the pattern of post -operative wound infection in a general surgical ward in the University Hospital of Madras while I was working as a Senior House Officer in the General Surgical specialities. The conclusions were presented at the monthly general surgical forum of the hospital.

    I participated in a study evaluating the sensitivity of Microscopic Diathermic dissection of the tonsils to detect post -Tonsillectomy bleeding, with a view to minimising hospital stay.

    Comparative study of Adenoidal Hypertrophy. X-ray postnasal space vs. 70 degree rigid Nasendoscope. At Ipswich Hospital, studied the use of Ear drops in post Mastoidectomy patients and presented at the South Zone Conference India.

  • Academic And Teaching Experience
  • During my tenure as the Senior ENT Resident in Madras Medical College Hospital, I was regularly involved in the conduct of lectures and clinical demonstration sessions for undergraduate and junior ENT residents of the Medical College. As a faculty member of the Chengelput Medical college for eighteen months and eighteen months as registrar at Ipswich UK, I used to train undergraduate medical students in the basic concepts pf Otolaryngology.

    Currently part time teaching faculty at Perundurai medical college Perundurai for the past five years.

Publications and Abstracts

  • Surgical removal of extensive extension of Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma - proceedings of the Sixth Asia-Oceania Congress of Otorhinolaryngology societies, New Delhi, January 1987.
  • Gorlin’s Syndrome with involvement of external ear canal - a case report - submitted to the Royal College of England, as a part of the ODTS requirement.
  • Presented a paper on Problems of the Hearing aid users National conference Cochin
  • Paper On Use of ear drops in post Mastoidectomy patients at South Zone Conference Chennai 2004
  • Paper and study on Mastoid cavity obliteration with Bone pate presented at State Conference Tamil Nadu
  • Presented a technique on Total Reconstruction of Tympanic membrane at Otology Conference Bangalore 2005
  • Osteomyelitis of the Maxilla Surgical treatment a case report at State Conference Tamil Nadu
  • Case Report on Congenital Deformed Ear (MICROTIA) Reconstruction at Tamil Nadu State Conference – 2006.
  • Facial Nerve Paralysis re-animation techniques – A study on 5 patients presented at Tamil Nadu State Conference 2012.
  • Status in the Hospital : Senior Consultant

    Post presently held in the Hospital : Senior Consultant

    Detailed of Postgraduate Examinership : N I L

    Any other remarks :

Membership in Associations - Life Member of

  • Association of Otolaryngologists of India
  • Indian Medical Association
  • British Association of Otorhinolaryngologists Head and Neck Surgeons
  • Otological Society of India
  • Governing body member AOI 2001 -2002
  • Tamil Nadu Government Minimum Wages of Employer’s Representative,

Posts Held – Indian Medical Association – Erode Branch

  • Past Secretary (2006-2007)
  • Past President (2008 – 2009)
  • Past President of ERODE IMA TRUST (2008-2009)
  • Secretary of ERODE IMA TRUST (2018-2019)
  • Vice President of ERODE IMA TRUST (2019-2020)
  • Founder Trust Member & Treasurer of IMAYAM.
  • Founder Member & Secretary of SHARE & CARE (Family Security Scheme of EIMA)

State Level - Posts

  • Governing Council Member IMA CGP TNSB 2009 – 2010
  • Assistant Secretary IMA TNSB – 2010
  • Sports Committee Chairman IMA TNSB 2011 & 2012
  • Vice President of West Zone IMA TNSB 2012
  • Hony. State Secretary IMA TNSB 2014-2015
  • NHB Secretary, IMA TNSB – 2016-2017
  • State President Elect – 2019, IMA TNSB

National Level - Posts

  • Central Council Member of IMA 2006 – 2013
  • Central Working Committee Members of IMA 2014-2015
  • Chairman (Detection of Congenital Deafness)
  • Convener - National Initiative for Safe Sound, IMA Head Quarters,

Post Held in ENT Association

  • Past Secretary AOI Erode Branch
  • Past STATE PRESIDENT of AOI 2010 – 2012
  • All India Governing Council Member of AOI
  • Organising Secretary for Two State Conferences at Erode (AOI) 2000, 2010

Other Activities

  • Free Mason of Lodge Kalingaraya – 220
  • Recipient of Best Master and Best Lodge Award 2010 (Free Mason)
  • President of Nandhi Matriculation School, Erode
  • President of Accident Care Association, Erode

Courses and Conferences Attended

  • Chaired a session at SARRC conference at Srilanka – (2004)
  • Ear surgery Course, Glasgow UK – (1996)
  • From 1997 to till date attending all the National, Regional and State Conference and actively taking part as panellist in Panel discussions and deliberations
  • Visitor Dr. J.B.Causse Clinic, France – (1996)
  • End Nasal Surgery Symposium, Ipswich UK- (1995)
  • Rhinoplasty Course, London – (1995)
  • Communication skills course, Sunderland UK – (1994)
  • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgey Course, Dundee UK – (1994)
  • Cleveland Laser course in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery UK.(1994)
  • Ear surgery course, conducted by Dr K K Ramalingam, Madras – (1993)
  • Live ear surgery course by John Shea, Madras – (1992)
  • Workshop of FESS conducted by H. Stammberger, Bombay – (1991)
  • 6th Asia-Oceania Congress of ORL societies, New Delhi - (1987)
  • 38th Annual Conference of Otolaryngologists of India, Madras. 1985
  • Also attending various workshops conducted by international faculties

Courses and Conferences Attended

  • Organising Secretary for the State conference at Erode 2000 & 2010
  • Conducted a CME and a workshop on FESS at Perundurai Medical college 2000
  • Workshop on Common ENT problems at Erode 2002
  • Workshop on Micro ear Surgery at Erode 2005
  • Conducted five free camps for the Hill Tribes at Sathyamangalam Hills and operated on selected patients free of cost
  • Acted as AOI Erode branch secretary for four years and conducted Scientific meetings every month by inviting various speakers all over the country
  • Workshop on FESS at Annai ENT and Head & Neck Care Centre – Erode – 2003.
  • Workshop on Temporal Bone Dissection Course at MERF, Chennai – 2000 – 2004.
  • Workshop on Endoscopic Sinus Surgery at Annai ENT and Head & Neck Care Centre – 2005.
  • Live Micro Ear Surgical Workshop at Annai ENT and Head & Neck Care Centre – 2007.
  • Facial Nerve Paralysis Workshop at Annai ENT and Head and Neck Care Centre–2012.
  • First ever NHB State Level Conference at Erode - 2017

Hobbies and Other Interests

    I enjoy travelling and travelled extensively in the U K, Europe and over the Indian Sub-Continent. I spend most of my leisure time with my family. I practice yogic meditation and keep myself fit by playing badminton and regular swimming.