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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

Learn more about what makes Dr. Elluru tick! 

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
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Dayton Survey

He goes above and beyond my expectations every time. He is so personable, takes his time, worries about my concern as a mother and my child’s and is amazing with my child. We enjoy seeing him in the down fall that we are there for a problem.

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Dayton Survey

Dr. Elluru was very kind and knowledgeable. He treated us with respect and he had a fantastic bedside manner with my child.

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Dayton Survey

He was extremely kind and took the time to build a rapport with my baby.

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Dayton Survey

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