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Prof. Ramesh C. Deka is a renowned ENT specialist and has been serving as Professor Emeritus & Adviser to Director, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS), an autonomous university status institute of Bihar Government at Patna. It is a unique medical institute for medical Education and Research, with focus on high quality patient care in Bihar. He has been the Vice Chancellor at The Assam D.T. University, Panikhaiti, Guwahati, Assam. He has been the Distinguished Chair Professor of Medical Education and Research in Amity University, Noida and the Director of All India Institute of  Medical Sciences, New Delhi, which is globally recognized as the premier Medical Institute of India. He is one of the pioneers of cochlear implant surgery in India and has performed the country's first bilateral cochlear implantation surgery. He has developed the Cochlear Implant Facility at the ENT department AIIMS with research/ rehabilitation activities for patient care and research in this field. The facility facilitates clinical research work and rehabilitation works in this group of patients with bilateral profound deafness both in children and adults. So far over 300 Cochlear implants surgeries have  been done under this facility successfully, which is largest number among the government setups in India  He is an expert in endoscopic sinus and laryngeal/voice surgery.

Prof. Ramesh C Deka has published more than 200 research papers  in national and international journals. He has also contributed chapters in several Indian and foreign books. Seven books, including three leading text books, published abroad, contain citations of his works in the field of otology, audiology, facial palsy, evoked potential, neurotology, rhinology and laryngeal cancer.

 "With knowledge, skills and confidence, you can do miracles and collectively illuminate the world society"

Education Prof. Ramesh C. Deka obtained his MBBS degree from the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in 1969 and his MS (ENT) from AIIMS in 1973
Professional Career

Prof. Ramesh C. Deka joined the faculty position in AIIMS in 1981. Prior to this, he worked as a faculty in Kasturba Medical College, Manipal where he was reader and head of the department of ENT (19761979) and in Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry (19791981). He received his training in 1977-1978 in otology, neurotology and microsurgery of the ear under Prof. G.E. Shambaugh Jr. and Prof. George A. Sisson at Northwestern University, Chicago, USA. Dr. Deka has also undergone training in otology under Prof. Nager at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland and under Prof. JA Kirchner at Yale University Medical Center, New Haven, Connecticut, USA in head & neck surgery. He has conducted neurophysiological studies on inner ear with David Lipscomb at University of Tennessee, Knoxville during his fellowship in USA (1978).He has also been keenly associated with community health programmes during his 37 years of experience in teaching,  patient care and research. He had undergone training in neurotology under C.F. Claussen in Wurzburg University & Neurotology Institute, Badkissingen,  Germany in 1984. In 1994, on a WHO fellowship, he worked with David W. Kennedy in the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and learned functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). Prof. Ramesh C. Deka also worked with Prof. Robert Jackler, Prof. R. Schindler, Prof. H. Dedo and Prof. R. Kaplan in the area of head & neck surgery, neurotology and skull-base surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. In 1996, he went to Australia to undergo training in cochlear implant surgery at the Melbourne University and the Bionic Ear Institute, Melbourne. He is in the Editorial Board Member of Acta Otolaryngologica (Sweden), Otology and Neuro-otology (USA), Otolaryngoloy & HN Surgery, USA, Pakistan Journal of Otolaryngology (Pakistan), India Journal of Otology and Vertigo view Point.







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