Satish Govindaraj
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Satish Govindaraj, MD

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About Me

Dr. Satish Govindaraj is an Associate Professor, Chief of the Division of Rhinology, and Vice Chair 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 AmericanAcademy 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.


Read the article, “Fusion Imaging Accurately IDs, Locates Spontaneous CSF Leaks” about Mount Sinai’s noninvasive CT/MRI technique for detecting CSF leaks.


View Dr. Govindaraj's video about the Division of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery at Mount Sinai:


Read Dr. Govindaraj’s blog, “Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leaks: Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions.

Read Dr. Govindaraj’s NY Daily News Checkup: What to Do When ThatConstant Stuffiness Isn’t Just a Cold or Allergy Flareup.

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Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Mount Sinai Morningside
  • Mount Sinai Brooklyn
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
  • Mount Sinai West