Dr. Ajay Bhandarkar M.

Associate Professor

Department of Otorhinolaryngology


    Dr. Ajay Bhandarkar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students.
    He :
    • is involved in research and administrative activities
    • is a member of the Board of Studies (BOS)
    • is the coordinator for ISA audit in the department
    • is involved in clinical and surgical practice in the hospital
    • participates in various CMEs, workshops and conferences as faculty and delegate.


Subject Semester / Year
Otorhinolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery MBBS - PY II and PY III (3rd to 6th semesters)
Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery MS (Otorhinolaryngology)


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Fellowship in Skull Base Surgery World Skull Base Foundation 2022-2023
MS Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore 2011
MBBS Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore 2006


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 01/08/2015 till date
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 01/02/2012 to 31/07/2015
KMC, Manipal Senior Resident 24/01/2012 to 31/01/2012
Sikkim Manipal Institute Of Medical Sciences, Sikkim Assistant Professor 13/07/2011 to 20/01/2012
KMC, Manipal Senior Resident 02/06/2011 to 09/07/2011
KMC, Mangalore Junior Resident 02/05/2008 to 30/04/2011
KMC, Mangalore Tutor in Pharmacology 30/04/2007 to 21/04/2008


Area of Interest

Otology, Lateral Skull Base Surgery, Endoscopic sinus surgery , Head and neck oncosurgery

Area of Expertise

Neurotology, Lateral Skull Base Surgery, Implant surgery

Area of Research

Rhinology, Otology, Head and neck surgery, ENT radiology

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life Member of Association of Otolaryngologists of India, Karavali branch, 2008.
  • Life Member of Association of Otolaryngologists of India, Manipal branch, 2012.
  • Life Member of Association of Otolaryngologists of India, Karnataka branch, 2013.
  • Life Member of All India Rhinology Society, 2013.
  • Life Member of Indian Medical Association - Manipal-Udupi branch

Beware of a pulsating oropharynx

2014-24-11 Bhandarkar AM Nayak R Chidambaranathan N Gopinath D

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BMJ case reports

Atypical suicidal cut throat injury- A case report

2009-01-01 Shetty BSK Padubidri JR Bhandarkar AM Shetty AJ Shetty M

Journal of forensic and legal medicine

Migrating ingested foreign body of the upper aero-digestive tract with resultant septic shock - a case report and literature review

2013-01-11 Pai K Pillai S Bhandarkar AM Anand A Sabhahit H

Sultan Qaboos university medical journal

Clinical indicators of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

2013-01-12 Bhandarkar AM Bhandary R Nair SS

International journal of scientific research

Tracheo-innominate artery fistula – A surgical and hemodynamic emergency

2014-01-05 Nayak DR Bhandarkar AM Kamath SG Nayak R Gudiseva A

International journal of scientific research

Amelanotic malignant melanoma of the cervical oesophagus

2014-12-04 Balakrishnan R Bhandarkar AM Venkitachalam S Trivedi S

BMJ case reports

Incidental ethmoid sinolith – an unusual cause of frontal recess obstruction

2014-31-03 Nayak DR Bhandarkar AM Valiathan M VVK Sandeep

BMJ case reports

Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with Eosinophilia of root of the nose: A rare phenomenon

2014-15-03 Kamath P Bhojwani K Pai RR Bhandarkar AM Rent N

Journal of clinical and diagnostic research

Paranasal sinus malignancies: A 6 year tertiary hospital experience

2014-01-02 Nayak DR Bhandarkar AM Gudiseva A Pillai S

Indian journal of applied research

Acute prevertebral abscess secondary to infected pancreatic pseudocyst

2014-09-01 Bhandarkar AM Pillai S Venkitachalam S Anand A

BMJ case reports

Neonatal lingual choristoma with thyroid hemiagenesis

2015-06-05 Nayak DR Bhandarkar AM Joy J Pai KM

BMJ case reports (Editors choice)

Intranasal lobular capillary haemangioma

2014-10-10 Nayak DR Bhandarkar AM Shivamurthy A Joy J

BMJ case reports

Recurrent angioleiomyoma of the middle turbinate

2015-03-08 Bhandarkar AM Balakrishnan R Padmapriya J Chidambaranathan N

BMJ case reports

Ganglioneuroblastoma of skull base

2015-01-08 Balakrishnan R Bhandarkar AM Menon SS Agarwal A Nair SS