Best ENT Doctors in World

icon-blog By -Dr. Kanika Sharma
icon-blog By -January 8, 2024


Best ENT Doctors in the World

Top ENT specialists are extensively trained, knowledgeable health experts who are pioneers in diagnosing and treating any disease involving the head, neck, and throat. They are up-to-date with all research, medical development, and a patient-centric philosophy with a focus on the patient’s well-being first.

These health specialists have brought about a change in patient care approaches, established new benchmarks in healthcare, and inspired the entire medical community across the globe. They are well known for their extraordinary skills, patient testimonials confirming their skills, and global impact.

What makes the best ENT surgeon in the world?

To be one of the best surgeons in the world, a doctor needs not just one, but a combination of characteristics. Some of the qualities are listed below.

  • Remarkable medical proficiency
  • Comprehensive clinical skill set
  • Empathetic and patient-centric approach
  • Effective interaction with patients
  • Righteous nature
  • Active learning
  • Research focus
  • Association with other healthcare professionals
  • Favorable treatment outcome
  • Highly successful treatments
  • Establishing strong doctor-patient relationships
  • Significant impact on the patient’s life

Top ENT Doctors in India

1. Dr. Sanjay Sachdeva

Department: ENT
Location: New Delhi, India 
Designation: Vice Chairman-ENT
Education: MBBS, DCH, MS
Experience: 38+ years
Hospital: Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket

Dr. Sanjay is an ENT specialist with nearly four decades of experience. He is currently associated with MAX Hospital as Vice Chairman. He received his professional education from top institutions in the nation. He did his MBBS, DCH, and MS at Maulana Azad Medical College. He is part of various prestigious associations. Dr. Sanjay has worked with some of the top hospitals. He has extensive experience treating all diseases associated with the ear,neck and throat.

Working Experience:

  • Principal Director of ENT at Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New Delhi
  • Director at Fortis Hospital, Noida, in 2009
  • Senior Consultant at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, in 2006 


  • Life Member, Association of Otolaryngology of India
  • Life Member and Advisor, Indian Association of Surgeons for Sleep Apnea
  • Life Member, Cochlear Implant Group
  • Life Member, Skull Base Society of India
  • Life Member, Indian Academy of Pediatrics
  • Life Member, Airway Management Foundation

Awards and Accolades:

  • Honored by the Association of Otolaryngologists of India for contribution in the field of academics.
  • Facilitated by AOI Delhi for Live Demonstration Surgery by Laser and Others.

2. Dr. K.K. Handa

Department: ENT
Location: Gurugram, India
Designation: Chairman, ENT and Head Neck Surgery
Education: MBBS, MS (ENT),MS(ENT),MNAMS,DNB,Commonwealth Fellowship for Training in Lasers, Senior Residency
Experience: 27+ years
Hospital: Medanta

Dr. K.K. Handa is the Chairman of ENT and Head Neck Surgery at Medanta. He has over three decades of experience in the field of ENT. He has been part of Medanta since 2009, the founding year of Medanta. He was earlier associated with AIIMS, Delhi, as an Associate Professor in the Department of ENT for 13 years. He is one of the leading voice and laser surgeons in India. His area of interest includes laryngology, voice surgery, laser surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, and head and neck surgery. He has also published various chapters in national and international journals.


  • Organizing Chairman, World Phonocon 2017
  • Former president, Association of Phonosurgeons of India
  • Past Vice President, Association of Phonosurgeons of India
  • Founder Secretary, Association of Phonosurgeons of India
  • Member Governing Body of the Association of Otorhinolaryngologists of India, 2002
  • Member Governing Body of the Association of Otorhinolaryngologists of India 2009
  • Treasurer and past secretary of the Neurootological and Equilibrium Society of India
  • Medical Advisor Laryngectomy Club of India
  • Member of the Indian Society of Otology
  • Member of the Indian Society of Rhinology
  • Reviewer, Indian Journal of Pediatrics
  • Member Foundation of Head and Neck Oncology
  • Indian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
  • Organizing Chairman, World Phonocon

Awards and Accolades:

  • Best Otorhinolaryngologist, Times Research Foundation, 2012
  • Marquis World's Who's Who, Work in the Field of ENT, 2009
  • Kirti Gupta Oration, Work in Phonosurgery, 2009
  • Delivered NK Agarwal oration, "Phonosurgery Past, Present, and Future, Work in Phonosurgery, 2008
  • First prize in the Annual Conference of the Association of Phonosurgeons of India, Best Video Presentation, 2007
  • Dr. R.D. Kumar Oration, Work in Laryngology, 2006
  • President's Appreciation Award, IMA South Delhi, 2005
  • Commonwealth Teacher’s Fellowship for Training in Lasers at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, U.K., in 2004.
  • British Academic Conference Fellowship, BACO Conference, Cambridge, U.K., 1996
  • AOI Travel Fellowship, Outstanding ENT Surgeon, 1996
  • Silver Medal, First Order in the MS (ENT) Examination, 1993
  • Bharath Swasthya Samman Award by Zee News, 2015

3. Dr. Babu Manohar

Department: ENT
Location: Chennai
Designation: Senior Consultant
Education: MBBS, FRCS, ENT (DLO)
Experience: 38+ years
Hospital: Apollo Hospital, Chennai 

Dr. Babu Manohar has extensive experience spanning nearly four decades. He has spent a decade in the UK and has worked in top hospitals in Birmingham and Bristol. In the next 4 years, he worked as Regional Head of the Neck Cancer Centre at Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In the King Faisal Specialist and Research Center, complex cancer surgical management was performed for various oral, oropharyngeal, laryngeal, and nose-related cancers. He became part of Apollo Hospital in 1999. He is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of all common ENT ailments and head and neck cancers. Some procedures carried out by him include reconstructive middle ear surgery, microsurgery of the larynx, voice surgery, sinus surgery, thyroid surgery, and parotid surgery. 


  • Indian Medical Association (IMA)
  • Association of Otolaryngologists of India
  • GMC UK. Indian Society of Otology

Top Ent doctors in the UAE

1. Dr. Yahia Kabil

Department: ENT Surgeon
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Designation :Consultant
Education: FRCS (Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons) in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Fellowship in Integrative Medicine from the University of Arizona, USA
Experience: 50 years

Dr. Yahia Kabil is a well-reputed ENT surgeon with experience spanning more than five decades. He is currently associated with Al Zahra Hospital in Dubai. Dr. Kabil did his postgraduate training and gained extensive experience in some of the best-known hospitals in Britain from 1976 to 1998. His clinical expertise includes a wide range of conditions, including ear, throat, and nose. Some are endoscopic sinus surgery, reconstructive ear surgery, treatment of snoring and obstruction, sleep apnea,hearing loss, tonsils and adenoids, voicebox, swallowing, lesions or tumors in the mouth and throat, cancers in the head and neck, etc. He is also part of various medical associations.


  • The Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh
  • The British Association of Otorhinolaryngologists and Head and Neck Surgeons, U.K.
  • Fellowship in Integrative Medicine from the University of Arizona, USA.

2. Dr. Muaaz Tarabichi

Location: Dubai,United Arab Emirates
Designation: Consultant
Experience: 39+ years
Hospital: Neuro-Spinal Hospital

Dr. Muaaz is one of the most eminent ENT surgeons in the world. He has nearly four decades of experience in the field of ENT. He is known as the Father of Endoscopic Ear Surgery. He is a highly skilled professional in diagnosing and treating ailments related to the ear, nose, and throat. He has performed over 10,000 surgeries and over 200 cochlear implants.

Dr. Tarabichi is one of the co-founders of the Tarabichi Stammberger Ear and Sinus Institute (TSESI), located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Institute is a team of ENT surgeons and medical researchers whose primary goal is to enhance the standard, efficacy, affordability, and safety of medical procedures related to ear and sinus surgery. He has also published five books and over 85 articles in journals.

Achievements :

  • Chair-Elect, International Advisory Board, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation.
  • Chairman, Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology.
  • Founding Board Member of the IWGEES.
  • Founding Member of the AAOC.
  • Sits on the steering committee for GCIN.


American Academy Excellence in Research Award.

3. Dr. Mohamad I. M. El Naggar

Department: E.N.T.
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Designation: Consultant
Education: MBBCh,MS , MD, FRCS
Experience: 34+ years
Hospital: Medcare Hospital Al Safa

Dr. Mohamad I. M. El Naggar is an ENT specialist with experience spanning more than three decades. He is currently associated with Medcare Hospital in Dubai. His experience consists of both teaching and consulting stints in the UK, Egypt, and the UAE. He treats both adult and pediatric ENT cases. He completed his professional education at Ain Shams University in Egypt. He received his fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He also worked as a faculty member at Ain Shams University. In addition, he spent a number of years as the head of the department and consultant ENT surgeon at the UAE's Ministry of Health. Dr. Naggar participates actively as a guest lecturer in various conferences and CE's.

Educational Qualification:

  • MBBCh, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
  • MS, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
  • MD, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, London, UK


  • American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)
  • The Emirates Medical Association (EMA)
  • The British Association of Otolaryngologists (BAOL).

Top Ent Doctors in Turkey

1. Dr. Saim Ergun

Department: ENT
Location: Istanbul,Turkey
Designation: Consultant
Experience: 35+ years
Hospital: American Hospital, Istanbul

Dr. Saim is an ENT specialist with experience spanning nearly four decades. In 1994, he carried out the first laser stapedotomy in Sweden. In 2001, he carried out the same operation for the first time in Turkey. He carries out studies every 2–3 months in Sweden. He completed his specialization training at Swedish Nordland University, Norway, in 1983 and Çukurova University, Adana, in 1979, respectively. He has authored six publications in international journals.

Educational Qualification:

  • Otolaryngology Residency, School of Medicine, Nordland University, Sweden, 1982–1983.
  • Otolaryngology Residency, School of Medicine, Çukurova University, 1975–1979
  • Medical Education,School of Medicine, Atatürk University, 1970–1975.
  • Medical Education, School of Medicine, Hacettepe University


  • Attending Physician in American Hospital from 1999 to date.
  • Attending Physician in the School of Medicine, Karolinska University, Sweden, from 1988 to 1999.
  • Primary Physician in Charge of Snoring and Apnea in the School of Medicine, Karolinska University, Sweden, from 1986 to 1989.


  • Member of the Turkish Medical Association
  • Turkish Association of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery

2. Prof. Dr. Hakan Korkmaz

Department: ENT
Location: Ankara, Turkey.
Designation: Senior Consultant
Experience: 32+ years
Education: Graduation, Post-Graduation, Fellowship
Hospital: Acibadem Hospitals Group

Dr. Hakan Korkmaz is a renowned otorhinolaryngologist and ENT surgeon with over three decades of expertise. He completed his medical education at Hacettepe University's institution of medicine in 1988. He then completed his specialty at the same institution in 1989 and passed the ECFMG examinations in the US that same year.

In 1998, he served as a clinical fellow for two years at Michigan Wayne State University's Department of Ear, Nose, and Throat. During that time, he trained resident physicians and took part in almost 400 head and neck surgical procedures.
Furthermore, he is an avid speaker, has participated in numerous surgical and medical courses, and has spoken at international conferences.

Educational Qualification:

  • Graduation, 1982, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine
  • Post Graduation, 1988, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine
  • Fellowship, 1998, Department of Ear Nose Throat, USA, Michigan Wayne State University

Professional Experience:

  • Consultant, Ankara Numune Hospital
  • Chief, Ankara Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Hospital
  • Professor, Yıldırım Beyazıt University

Membership :

  • Turkish Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Association
  • Turkish Rhinology Association
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head Neck Surgery (Corresponding Membership)
  • Otorhinolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Association
  • Laryngology Association
  • The Otology and Otoneurology Association
  • Asia-Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery.

Top Ent doctors in the UK

1. Mr. Jonathan Hughes

Department: Ear, Nose, Thorat, Head, Neck, and Thyroid Surgeon
Location: London,UK
Designation: Consultant
Education: BSc, MB ChB, MRCS, DONHS, PhD, FRCS
Experience: 11+ years
Hospital: Cleveland Clinic London Hospital

Mr. Jonathan Hughes is an experienced ENT specialist currently associated with the Cleveland Clinic. He is a consultant ear, nose, throat, head, neck, and thyroid surgeon. Mr. Hughes received his medical training in London at famous institutions such as University College, the Royal National Ear, Nose, and Throat Hospital, and Charing Cross Hospital. He received a Royal College of Surgeons research grant in 2009 and earned a PhD in molecular oncology in 2012. In 2013–2014, he completed two surgical fellowships focused on head and neck surgery and the management of voice, airway, and swallowing issues. Mr. Hughes provides both adult and pediatric ENT care. He takes satisfaction in not only providing exceptional care but also in empathic communication and support. He receives positive feedback from patients for the services he provides.

Membership :

  • The Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Association of Otorhinolaryngology (Ears, Nose, and Throat) and Head and Neck Surgery (ENT-UK)
  • The British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists
  • British Laryngological Association.

2. Mr. Vikram Dhar

Department: ENT
Location: London,UK 
Designation: Consultant
Education: BSc, MBBS, MEd, FRCS( Orl-hns)
Experience: 22+ years
Hospital: One Ashford Hospital

Mr. Dhar graduated from Imperial College, London. He realized early on that surgery was his career path. He had a fortunate opportunity to train at the prestigious Bart's and London basic surgical training rotations. At this point, he figured out that ENT (head and neck) surgery was a field he wanted to pursue professionally. He was fortunate to be accepted into the South Thames ENT/Head and Neck higher surgical rotation, which included training at outstanding medical centers like Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital and Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital. He is a fellow of various reputed intuitions. In 2011, he was conferred as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. The Royal College of Surgeons at Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead then gave him an Interface Head and Neck Oncology Fellowship, and he completed his studies with a second surgical fellowship at the Royal Surrey Hospital in Guildford.


  • The Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • The British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons
  • The British Association of Head and Neck Oncology
  • The General Medical Council

Awards and Accolades

  • Nominee, Royal College of Surgeons, Silver Scalpel Award (2012).
  • Overall winner and captain, British Academic Conference on Otolaryngology, University Challenge (2012).
  • Association of Otolaryngologists in Training Prize (2011).
  • London Deanery medical education bursary (2010).

Top Ent doctors in Thailand

1. Dr. Bunyapa Jenviriyakul

Department: ENT
Location: Bangkok, Thailand.
Designation: Consultant
Education: Doctor of Medicine,
Experience: 30+ years
Hospital: Yanhee Hospital
Dr. Bunyapa is a renowned ENT specialist with more than three decades of experience. She completed her specialty training at Pramongkutklau Hospital in 1993. She has been associated with Yanhee Hospital since 1999. She is a member of various prestigious societies and is an active participant in various trainings related to her field. She is an expert in diagnosing and resting varus disorders affecting the ears, nose, and throat. Dr. Bunyapa is equally experienced in medical and surgical treatment and has a high success rate. 

Professional Experience:

  • 1988–1989: Full-time Doctor, Thanarat Fort Hospital, Pajoub Kerikan
  • 1989–1991: Full-time Doctor, Navamin Fort Hospital, Chonburi
  • 1991–1993: Resident Training, Pramongkutklau Hospital, Bangkok
  • 1993–1996: Ear Nose Throat Doctor, Anuntamahidol Hospital, Lopburi
  • 1997–1999: Ear Nose Throat Doctor, Central General Hospital, Bangkok
  • 1999–Present: Ear Nose Throat Doctor, Yanhee International Hospital, Bangkok

Membership :

  • Royal College of Otolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
  • Royal Nose Society of Thailand

2. Dr. Ornouma Srivanishvipat

Department: ENT
Location: Bangkok, Thailand.
Designation: Consultant
Education: Doctor of Medicine, Diploma in Clinical Science
Experience: 20+ years
Hospital: Yanhee Hospital 

Dr. Ornouma is an experienced ENT specialist with more than two decades of experience. She completed her professional training at some of the top institutions. She graduated from Mahidol University in 1995 and completed a Diploma in Clinical Science in 1998. She regularly takes part in various national and international conferences and trainings to keep herself updated with the latest developments in the field.

  • Royal College of Otolaryngology of Thailand

Fellowship :

Fellowship in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand, 2002
Fellowship in Laryngology (Voice Surgery), Portland, Oregon, USA, 2004

The top ENT doctors in Bangladesh

1. Prof. Dr. Pran Gopal Datta

Department: ENT
Location: Bangladesh
Designation: Senior Consultant
Education: MBBS, MCPS, MS (Otolaryngology), PhD, MSc (Audiological Medicine), FRCS, FCPS
Experience: 50+ years
Hospital: Green Life Hospital
Dr. Pran is an ENT specialist with extensive experience. He is the most renowned and famous ENT surgeon, having more than five decades of experience with him. He currently diagnoses and treats patients at Green Life Hospital. He gained his experience at some of the top institutes in the world. In 1976, he received his MBBS from Chittagong Medical College. He moved to Russia in 1981 for his MS and received his training from the Odessa State Medical Institute in Russia (then USSR). He received his PhD from the Kiev Scientific and Research Institute in Russia (then USSR) in 1983 and his MSc (Audiological Medicine) from Manchester University in the United Kingdom.
He has specialized training in ENT microsurgery from Tuebingen University, HNO KLINK, and German, as well as Audiological Medicine from Great Britain.

Awards :

  •  Awarded the country's highest civilian award, "Shadinata Padak," in 2012
  • "Leading Health Professionals of the World Award"
  • "BMA Padak"
  • "Bangladesh Sishu Bandhu Padok" in 2011 

Membership and Recognition:

  • Life member of the Bangladesh Diabetic Association
  • Abulia Charitable Dispensary
  • Society for Assistance to Hearing-Impaired Children
  • The Bangladesh National Society for the Blind
  • The Bangladesh Medical Association
  • Society of Otolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery of Bangladesh
  • Chandina Thana Association and Comilla Zilla Association
  • President of the Association of Universities of Bangladesh
  • President of the Society of Otolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery of Bangladesh
  • Advisor to WHO in 2020 for the Society for Sound Hearing.

2. Professor Dr. AKMA Sobhan

Department: ENT
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Designation: Professor and Unit Head, ENT
Education: MBBS, BCS (Health), DLO (DU), MS (ENT)
Hospital: Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital
Dr. Sobhan is one of the leading ENT specialists in Bangladesh. He is currently working at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital as Unit Head, ENT. He is an expert in treating all signs and symptoms related to the ear, nose, and throat.

How do you choose the best ENT doctors in the world?

Choosing the top ENT surgeons in the world can be difficult and tricky at times. Keeping this in mind can help you find the right doctor for your needs.
Research and Referral: Start your journey of choosing top doctors by asking for suggestions from your primary physician. Ask a friend, family member, or relative who themselves have received top-notch treatment from ENT specialists.
Certification and Qualification: Look for board-certified ENT specialists with proper training and experience in the concerned field.

Specialization: Some ENT physicians may focus on further subdisciplines of the same branch as head and neck surgery, rhinology, pediatric ENT, ear, or throat. Choose what is best suited for you.
Affiliated Hospital: Check the hospital the ENT specialist is associated with, as renowned specialists are usually part of hospitals with strong ENT departments or prestigious facilities.
Reviews and testimonies: Patients' reviews and testimonials can provide more insight into the doctor's and patient’s experiences and treatment outcomes.
Telemedicine: Some specialists also provide telemedicine, which can be an option for you if you are unable to visit the doctor immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of treatments and procedures do ENT doctors offer?

ENT doctors provide a wide range of treatments related to ear, nose, and throat conditions. Some of them are ear surgeries, sinus surgeries, tonsillectomies, voice therapy, swallowing therapies, hearing aid fittings, allergy treatments, and more.

Can ENT doctors treat balance or vertigo issues?

Yes,ENT doctors can treat balance or vertigo issues, as they are commonly associated with problems of the inner ear. A definite diagnosis can be made after a detailed evaluation and associated test results.
Which is Asia's largest ENT hospital?

Dr. Rao's ENT is an NABH-accredited hospital covering over 47,000 sq ft and is located in Hyderabad.
How many ENT doctors are in the US?

There are approximately 11,000 ENT doctors practicing in the US.
What is the best ENT hospital in India?

Apollo Hospital, Greys Road, Chennai, is the best ENT hospital in India. It has the best experts and ultramodern technology to provide the best care to the patient.

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