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Ravindhra G. Elluru, MD, PhD, Division Chief

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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.

Special Interests:

  • Evaluation and treatment of airway disorders
  • Chronic ear disease
  • Hearing loss
  • Snoring
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Noisy breathing
  • Subglottic stenois
  • Airway anomalies
  • Sinus disease
  • Allergies
  • Head and neck tumors
  • Thyroid disease
  • Vascular birth marks, anomalies, and malformations
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Voice disorders

meet Dr. Elluru

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schedule an appointment

Scheduling in-person appointments for new patients only. For follow-up, second opinion or video visit appointments, please call 937-641-4000

 

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.


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Dr Elluru is absolutely the best doctor we have ever encountered! We love him.

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Dr. Elluru is by far a wonderful Dr. He is easy to talk to and takes his time.

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I think that Dr. Elluru was really good with my daughter. The only thing that I would suggest is when he went to go look in her ears, with the microscope. Since her first year, she couldn't see the screen. It would have maybe helped her understand what was going on a little bit more. If he had shown her the tools. And explain what he was going to do before he did it. And also to be clear with you as staff before she sat in the room that you know that she didn't want to be helped out and such. So besides that, I think it was a good experience.

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Dr. Elluru was absolutely fantastic (as always). He really takes the time to stop and listen to your concerns, which is something I can really appreciate. I will certainly recommend him and Dayton Childrens to my friends and family who may be in the same situation we were a few years ago.

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conditions I treat

adenoidectomy, adenoids, aerodigestive disorders, airway reconstruction, allergies, bone-anchored hearing aid, choanal atresia, cleft lip, cleft palate, diagnostic testing, dysphonia, ear disease, ear drum rupture, ear infection, ear malformations, ear tubes, esophageal atresia, esophageal disorders, fluid in ear, gastroesophageal reflux, head surgery, hearing loss, hemangiomas, laryngeal stenosis, laryngomalacia, lymphatic malformations, minimally invasive surgery, nasal cautery, neck surgery, noisy breathing, nose bleeds, sinus surgery, sleep apnea, snoring, sore throat, stenosis of the larynx, subglottic stenosis, swallowing disorders, thyroid disease, tonsillitis, tracheoesophageal fistula, tracheostomy complications, vascular birthmarks, vocal cord edema, vocal cord granulomas, vocal cord nodules, vocal cord paralysis, vocal cord paresis, vocal cord polyps, vocal nodules, voice disorders

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