Dr. Varadarajan is a neurotologist and skull base surgeon who specializes in the management of ear and hearing-related disorders. As a lifelong musician, he obtained a degree in music, and fostered his passion for auditory perception by pursuing subspecialty training in otology, neurotology and skull base surgery after completing his otolaryngology residency. Dr. Varadarajan’s professional aim is to provide cutting-edge care for the full spectrum of conditions related to the ear and temporal bone, including cochlear implantation, medical and surgical options for hearing rehabilitation, and the comprehensive management of acoustic neuromas.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Cochlear Implantation
  • Acoustic Neuromas
  • Adult and Pediatric Hearing Loss
  • Otosclerosis, and ossicular chain (hearing bone) reconstruction
  • Cholesteatoma, eardrum perforation, mastoiditis, and ear infections
  • Aural atresia, stenosis, and disorders of the ear canal
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leaks and encephaloceles
  • Paragangliomas (Glomus Tumors) of the ear and temporal bone
  • Jugular foramen tumors
  • Petrous Apex Lesions
  • Facial nerve tumors and facial nerve disorders
  • Tumors of the ear and temporal bone
  • Temporal bone fractures
  • Minimally invasive and endoscopic ear surgery
  • Ménière’s disease: medical, office-based, and surgical treatments
  • Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence
  • Vestibular disease, Inner ear balance disorders, Vertigo


-Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology

-B.A. with Double Major in Music and Biology from Washington University in St. Louis

-M.D. degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI
-Otolaryngology Residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL

-ACGME accredited 2-year Fellowship in Otology, Neurotology, and Cranial Base Surgery at the Ohio State University in Columbus, OH

Professional Affiliations:

-American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)
-Triological Society
-American Neurotology Society

Awards and Honors

-Thomas W. Grossman Award in Otolaryngology, Medical College of Wisconsin in 2014
-University of Florida Resident Research Award in 2016 and 2019
-Society of Teaching Scholars Outstanding Resident Educator Award at the University of Florida in 2017, 2018, and 2019
-Head and Neck Surgery Academic Award at the University of Florida in 2019
-Resident Teaching Award at the University of Florida in 2019

Life Outside Associates of Otolaryngology:

Originally a Wisconsin native, Dr. Varadarajan moved to Denver with his wife and daughter. He is musically trained in the violin, guitar, and sitar. He performs original instrumental fingerstyle compositions on the 6-string and 12-string. Dr. Varadarajan also enjoys hiking, trail biking, jogging, nature and animal photography, cooking, and caring for marine aquariums. Dr. Varadarajan is also active in the otolaryngology community, provides educational lectures, and has authored numerous publications in the fields of otolaryngology and neurotology.

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