Ravindhra (“Ravi”) Elluru’s, MD, PhD commitment to offer the best possible care for children started with his medical and surgical training in ENT and pediatric ENT, which was completed at one of the top 5 training programs in the country. After his pediatric ENT fellowship, he maintained a busy medical practice at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for 11 years, managing diseases that ranged from the simple to the complex. This provided him with extensive experience in treating all ENT conditions, performing delicate surgical procedures and participating in clinical research. He embraced the opportunity to come to Dayton Children’s and fill an unmet need in our region.
Dr. Elluru is well-respected by his colleagues across the country, and is on the leadership of several national professional organizations in ENT. He attends national conferences, publishes and presents research, reviews papers for professional journals, and interacts with other leaders in the field in order to remain at the forefront of technological and surgical innovations.
Evaluation and treatment of airway disorders
Chronic ear disease
Obstructive sleep apnea
Head and neck tumors
Vascular birth marks, anomalies, and malformations
meet Dr. Elluru
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schedule an appointment
Schedule for any non-urgent ear, nose and throat health issues, like chronic ear infections or nose bleeds.
education and training
medical school: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
ENT residency: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
pediatric ENT fellowship: Cincinnati Childrens Hospital, Cincinnati
board certification: American Board of Otolaryngology
publications and presentations
Chun, R., Jabbour, N., Balakrishnan, K., Bauman, N., Darrow, D.H., Elluru, R., Grimmer, J.F., Perkins, J., Richter, G., Shin. J. Education on, Exposure to, and Management of Vascular Anomalies During Otolaryngology Residency and Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Jul 1;142(7):648-51.
Adams, D. M., Trenor, C. C., 3rd, Hammill, A. M., Vinks, A. A., Patel, M. N., Chaudry, G., Wentzel, M. S., Mobberley-Schuman, P. S., Campbell, L. M., Brookbank, C., Gupta, A., Chute, C., Eile, J., McKenna, J., Merrow, A. C., Fei, L., Hornung, L., Seid, M., Dasgupta, A. R., Dickie, B. H., Elluru, R. G., Lucky, A. W., Weiss, B. and Azizkhan, R. G. Efficacy and Safety of Sirolimus in the Treatment of Complicated Vascular Anomalies. Pediatrics. 2016;137(2):1-10.
Elluru, R. G., Friess, M. R., Richter, G. T., Grimmer, J. F., Darrow, D. H., Shin, J. J. and Perkins, J. A. Multicenter Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Systemic Propranolol in the Treatment of Airway Hemangiomas. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;153(3):452-460.
Balakrishnan, K., Bauman, N., Chun, R. H., Darrow, D. H., Grimmer, J. F., Perkins, J. A., Richter, G. T., Shin, J. J., Shivaram, G. M., Sidell, D. R. and Elluru, R. G. Standardized outcome and reporting measures in pediatric head and neck lymphatic malformations. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;152(5):948-953.
Elluru, R.G., Friess, M.R., Richter, G.T., Grimmer, J.F., Darrow, D.H., Shin, J.J., Perkins, J.A. Multicenter Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Systemic Propranolol in the Treatment of Airway Hemangiomas. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Jun 29.
Balakrishnan, K., Bauman, N., Chun, R.H., Darrow, D.H., Grimmer, J.F., Perkins, J.A., Richter, G.T., Shin, J.J., Shivaram, G.M., Sidell, D.R., Elluru, R.G. Standardized outcome and reporting measures in pediatric head and neck lymphatic malformations. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 May;152(5):948-53
Elluru, R.G., Balakrishnan, K., Padua, H.M. Lymphatic malformations: diagnosis and management. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2014 Aug; 23(4):178-85
Radhakrishnan, R., Calvo-Garcia, M.A., Lim, F.Y., Elluru, R.G., Koch, B.L. Congenital salivary gland anlage tumor - in utero and postnatal imaging. Pediatr Radiol. 2014 Aug 23.
Elluru, R.G., Contreras, J.M., Albert, D.M. Management of manifestations of epidermolysis bullosa. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Dec; 21(6): 588-93.
Chun, R., Preciado, D., Brown, D.J., Elluru, R., Ishman, S.L., Kerschner, J., Richter, G.T., Sulman, C. Choosing a fellow or fellowship: a survey of pediatric otolaryngologists. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Feb; 140(2):102-5.
awards, honors and organizations
Alpha Omega Alpha
Best Doctors in Cincinnati
Seymour Cohen Award, American Bronchoesophogology Association
Sir Prince Fowler Award, Triological Society
Best Doctors in America® 2018
get to know me
I chose my specialty because...
I have always wanted to work with children and their families. Being a pediatric ear, nose and throat doctor allows me to practice the type of medicine that I find intellectually satisfying and emotionally rewarding.
I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...
Dayton Childrens offers the delivery of effective, safe and quality care in a patient centered manner. Everything that goes on at this hospital is centered around patient experience.
Dayton Children's is special because...
the vision of this hospital is to take the best possible care of the children of Dayton.
ratings and reviews
My child has been seeing Dr. Elluru for the past 4 years. I have not had a bad experience with him or his team. He shows genuine care and concern about my child.
He’s great! Always makes us feel welcomed and takes his time with any questions/concerns!
Not sensitive to special needs
Dr. Elluru listens and takes time to understand patient and parent concerns. He is an outstanding doctor.