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Rakesh Chandra, MD, Otolaryngology (ENT), Nashville, TN, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Otolaryngology (ENT) Nashville, TN

Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery, Rhinology & Paranasal Sinus Disease

Associate Professor in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School

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  • Dr. Chandra is a board certified ENT specialist who has had further training in the management of nasal and sinus disorders, as well as new techniques in skull base surgery. He is Full Professor at Vanderbilt University and has also held faculty positions at Northwestern University, University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Tennessee. He is active in several national societies, research groups, and clinical collaborations, with the goal of delivering leading edge care for patients with these conditions. Dr. Chandra had served as an Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy and on the Board of Directors of the American Rhinologic Society. He is currently on the Board of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. He has been awarded Castle Connolly "Top Doctor" status and also won Northwestern's award for Faculty Excellence in Surgical Teaching and Mentorship. He has authored approximately 200 publications.

Education & Training

  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
    McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern UniversityResidency, Otolaryngology, 1997 - 2002
  • University of Maryland School of MedicineClass of 1997
  • Virginia TechB.S., Biochemistry, Summa Cum Laude, 1993
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System
    University of Pennsylvania Health SystemFellowship, Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2020 - 2022
  • AL State Medical License
    AL State Medical License 2020 - 2020
  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 2003 - 2023
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2001 - 2004
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1994 - 2014
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Otolaryngology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly
  • Faculty Surgical Teaching and Mentorship Award Northwestern University, 2014
  • Faculty of 1000 Recommended 2013
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Post-Translational Modification By Serine Proteases Controls The CCL23 Activity In Nasal Polyps Of Chronic Rhinosinusitis  
    Dr. Atsushi Kato, PhD1, Dr. Anjeni Keswani, MD1, Dr. Julie Kim, MD1,Ms. Julie Poposki, MS1, Dr. Sarah Peterson, MD1, Ms. Lydia Suh, BSc1, Mr. James Norton, MS1, Dr. An..., J Allergy Clin Immunol, 1/1/2014
  • A Method For Assessing Regional Determinants Of Eosinophilia In Chronic Rhinosinusitis  
    Dr. Bruce K. Tan, MD1, Ms. Erin Rocci, BS2, Dr. Kent Lam, MD1, Ms. He Huang, MS1, Ms. Lydia Suh, BSc3, Mr. Avesh Thuluvath, BA4, Ms. Alcina K. Lidder, BA1, Dr. Rakesh ..., J Allergy Clin Immunol, 1/1/2014
  • The Prevalence Of AERD In a Tertiary Care Center  
    Dr. Whitney Wyatt Stevens, MD, PhD1, Dr. Anju T. Peters, MD, FAAAAI1, Dr. Kathryn E. Hulse, PhD2, Dr. Leslie C. Grammer, MD, FAAAAI1, Dr. Joy Hsu, MD, MSCI1, Prof. Ped..., J Allergy Clin Immunol, 1/1/2014
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Microstructural Tensile Properties of Two Different Growh Plates in the Proximal Femora of Calves---A Mechanical and Histological Comparison
    Shah AA, Williams JL, Hamilton JJ, Fiorella RM, Amin AR, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, The Bioengineering Conference, Sonesta Beach Resort, Key Biscayne, FL, 6/25/2003
  • A Siglec of Endothelial Heart Valves
    Herndon B, Brahmbhatt T, Latcham S, Fiorella RM, The FASEB Journal of Abstracts for Experimental Biology, New Orleans, LA, 4/20/2002
  • Coronary Artery Endothelial ICAM-1 and Neutrophil Adhesion in Endocarditis
    Clark S, Bennet D, Fiorella RM, The FASEB Journal of Abstracts for Experimental Biology, 3/7/2001
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  • From Start to Finish: Management of CRS 
    Orlando, FL - 9/24/2014
  • Tackling Problematic Chronic Rhinosinusitis: Technical Pearls on Optimizing Outcomes from Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (ESS) 
    Orlando, FL - 9/23/2014
  • View from the Editors: Peer Review, Publishing and the Editorial Process 
    Orlando, FL - 9/22/2014
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  • Primary Maxillary Antrostomy 
    Chandra RK
  • Silent Sinus Syndrome 
    Chandra RK
  • Inverting Papilloma Resection 
    Chandra RK
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