About Dr Christopher de Souza

History

He graduated from the prestigious Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
He was awarded the Manubhai Gold Medal for standing first in the Diploma Exam in ENT Surgery
He stood first in the Master of Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology Exam conducted by Bombay University.
He did 3 prestigious fellowships in the USA and another in Piacenza Italy.
He was elected a fellow of the prestigious American College of Surgeons and the equally prestigious American Society of Neurotology.
He is the Only Indian to live in India and be awarded an Ad eundem Honorary Fellowship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2018 and in Ireland in 2023.
He is the Only Recipient of the Doctor of Literature (D. Lit) Honoris Causa (2024), in the history of the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences.
He is the ONLY Indian to be awarded the extremely prestigious Orbit Silver Medal in 1994 from Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1994 for surgeries done on the Ears, Nose, Throat and the Head and Neck.
He has served with distinction at the Lilavati Hospital since its inception and has conducted thousands of successful surgeries in the field of ENT.
He has instituted the Newborn Hearing Screening program at all the hospitals he serves as attending consultant.
He has done over 500 cochlear implants with extraordinarily good results.
He has performed numerous Bone Anchored Hearing Implants Including India’s first Ossia Bone Anchored Hearing Device. He has published the worlds biggest book on Implantable Hearing Devices.
He is an authority on Hearing and Hearing Disorders and Disorders and Diseases of the Ear.
He has performed thousands of Thyroid gland surgeries and has edited and published the largest Ebook on the Thyroid Gland.
He has performed countless successful other surgeries of the Ear, Nose and Throat.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Literature (D. Lit), Honoris Causa, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences.2024
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland ad Eundem, 2022
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (England) 2018 ad Eundem
  • Fellow of the American Neurotology Society 2022
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons: FACS (1994)
  • Diplomate of the National Board in OtoRhinoLaryngology, New Delhi, (DNB, ENT) (1992)
  • Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology, College of Physicians, (DORL) (1986)
  • Master of Surgery in Otorhinolaryngology, Bombay University (MS {ENT} 1986)

Academic Awards

  • Doctor of Literature (D. Lit.) Honoris Causa, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (2024)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (England) 2018, FRCS ad Eundem
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland ad Eundem, 2022
  • Manubhai Mehta Gold medal for standing first in the Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology, College of surgeons and Physicians, Mumbai 1986
  • First in the Master of Surgery in Otorhinolaryngology in the Seth GS Medical College 1986

Overseas Fellowships and training

  • Otology fellowship Michael M Paparella, University of Minnesota , 1988
  • Otology and Neurotology Externship: Michael Glasscock and C. Gary Jackson, Nashville, Tennessee (1994)
  • Endoscopic Sinus surgery fellowship, under David Kennedy and Donald Lanza, University of Pennsylvania. (1996).
  • Lateral Skull base fellowship: under Mario Sanna, Gruppo Otologico, Piacenza, Italy (2001)

Current position

  • Otorhinolaryngologist and Head and Neck Surgeon at the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.
  • Otorhinolaryngologist and Head and Neck Surgeon at the Lilavati Hospital, Bandra (West), Mumbai
  • Otorhinolaryngologist and Head and Neck Surgeon, Holy Family Hospital.
  • Otorhinolaryngologist and Head and Neck Surgeon, Holy Spirit Hospital.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor in Otorhinolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, State University of New York, Brooklyn, USA (1993- til date)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor in Otorhinolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Louisiana University Health Science Center, Shreveport, USA (1993- til date)

International Awards

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland ad eundem, 2022.
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England ad eundem, 2018.
  • Hamilton Bailey Scholarship (UK) 1994.
  • Orbit International Silver Medal (1994): The second person and first Indian to be given this prestigious award for outstanding work done in the field of Nasal and paranasal sinus and orbital surgery.
  • Doctor of Literature Honoris Causa, MUHS

Activities

  • Conducted ongoing workshops in Otology at SUNY Brooklyn, USA and LSUHSC, Shreveport USA over 29 years.
  • Grand Rounds given several times at SUNY Brooklyn, LSUHSC Shreveport, UCLA, San Diego, Loyola University, Chicago
  • Ongoing service for the restoration of hearing in deaf persons.
  • Thyroid and parathyroid disorders prevention, diagnosis and management.
  • Presented several papers and posters at the AAO-HNS, USA for 25 years.)

Academic activities

  • Published more than 55 postgraduate International textbooks in the USA, Germany and India. This has made him deeply respected all over the world and is regarded as one of the most eminent ENT Surgeons in the world.
  • Convenor of the International Rhinologic symposium, Mumbai 2009
  • Several published studies on Tetanus, Leprosy, Otologic and Endoscopic sinus surgery problems in international peer reviewed journals.
  • He has published 5 landmark papers.
  • He is the Editor in chief of the International Journal of Head and Neck Surgery.

Specialized In

  • Diseases of the ear
    • Repair of perforations of the ear drum (tympanic membrane)
    • Repair of the damaged hearing mechanism
    • Chronic Otitis Media
    • Surgery for the removal of Cholesteatoma
    • Glomus tumors
    • Acoustic Neuroma
    • Cancer of the ear
    • Surgery for Otosclerosis (stapedectomy)
    • Cochlear Implants
    • Bone Anchored Hearing Aids.
    • Vibrant Soundbridge
    • Bone Bridge
    • Auditory Brainstem Implant
    • Management and treatment of Skull Base Osteomyelitis (also known as 'malignant external otitis')
  • Rhinology (Diseases of the nose)
    Surgery for the treatment of deviated nasal septum
  • Endoscopic Sinus surgery of the nose and paranasal sinuses
    • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis.
    • Surgery for the treatment of polyps (Antrochoanal polyps and ethmoidal polyps)
    • Choanal Atresia
    • Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma
    • Repair of Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) leaks
    • Surgery for the removal of Pituitary Tumors
    • Orbital decompression
    • Optic nerve decompression
    • Endoscopic surgery for the treatment of chronic dacryocystitis (Endoscopic DCR)
    • Endoscopic management of epistaxis
    • Endoscopic surgery for the removal of inverting papilloma
  • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery for the removal of benign and malignant swellings / tumors
    • Surgery for the removal of tumors benign and malignant of the parotid salivary glands
    • Surgery on the submandibular and submental salivary glands.
    • Surgery for the removal of benign tumors / swellings of the head, face and neck.
  • Endoscopy of the food and air passages

His timings at the Lilavati Hospital are:-

    Tuesday / Thursday and Friday 8.00am to 1030 am and
    Monday and Wednesday from 2.00pm to 4.00pm

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