Dr. Varadarajan is a neurotologist and the hearing and balance specialist for the Associates of Otolaryngology. 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 comprehensive and cutting-edge care for the full spectrum of conditions related to the ear, hearing and balance system, and the temporal bone.

Areas of Expertise:

Ear Conditions:

  • Adult and pediatric hearing loss and tinnitus
  • Cochlear Implants and Bone Conduction Implants
  • Otosclerosis, stapes surgery, and ossicular reconstruction
  • Cholesteatoma, eardrum perforation, mastoiditis, and ear infections
  • Aural atresia, stenosis, and disorders of the ear canal
  • Ménière’s disease: medical, office-based, and surgical treatments
  • Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence
  • Vestibular disease, Inner ear balance disorders, Vertigo
  • Temporal bone fractures
  • Facial nerve disorders
  • Tumors of the ear and temporal bone
  • Minimally invasive and endoscopic ear surgery

Skull Base Conditions:

  • Acoustic Neuromas (Vestibular Schwannoma) and skull base tumors (e.g., meningioma)
  • Paragangliomas (Glomus Tumors)
  • Jugular foramen tumors
  • Petrous Apex Lesions
  • Facial nerve tumors
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leaks and encephaloceles

Education:

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology
  • 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:

Dr. Varadarajan enjoys spending time 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 acoustic fingerstyle guitar. 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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