mumbaientspecialists: Mumbai ENT Specialists

Dr. Sonali Pandit | Consultant ENT, Head & Neck & Laser Surgeon

Dr. Sonali PanditDr Sonali Pandit is an ENT Surgeon-Scientist. She has a wide experience in field of Ear, Nose & Throat surgery as well as Hearing Research, both nationally and internationally.

After completing her post-graduation in ENT, she worked in Australia for eight years and gained valuable surgical and research experience. Her main areas of interests are Otology, Neurotology, Hearing Research, Pediatric ENT and voice & phonosurgery. She is well known for her research work on stem cell treatment for sensorineural hearing loss.

She has been invited as guest faculty in various conferences and seminars. Apart from her academic laurels, Dr Sonali is an ardent music lover and singer. She is currently getting training in Hindustani classical music. Her other hobbies include reading, writing, sketching and traveling. She also actively participates in activities for social cause.

Professional Qualifications

  • M.B.B.S: March 1997 from Govt. Medical College, Aurangabad, India
  • M.S.(ENT): January 2002 from Govt. Medical College, Aurangabad, India
  • M. S. (Hearing Research), Australia: February 2012 from, St Vincent's Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • Advanced training in Pediatric ENT, Australia: January 2007 to January 2008 from Sydney Children's Hospital, Sydney, Australia
  • Fellowship in Hearing Research, Australia: February 2010 from Garvan Institute of Medical Research Sydney, Australia

Present appointments

  • Consultant ENT Surgeon at Aaryan ENT Clinic, Tilak Nagar, Chembur, Mumbai
  • Consultant ENT Surgeon at Kohinoor Hospital, Kurla (West), Mumbai
  • Consultant ENT Surgeon at Nova Medical centre, Chembur, Mumbai
  • Honorary ENT Surgeon, KMJ Phule Municipal Hospital, Vikhroli(East), Mumbai

Publications

  • Pandit Sonali (May 2011) Stem cell therapy for sensorineural hearing loss, Journal of ENT Malabar AOI chapter vol 4
  • Pandit, S. R., Sullivan, J.M., Egger, V., Borecki, A.A., and Oleskevich, S. (2010) Functional effects of adult human olfactory stem cells on early onset sensorineural hearing loss. Stem cells (February 2011)
  • Roth JA, Pandit SR, Soma M, Kertesz TR. Ossicular chain reconstruction with a titanium prosthesis. J Laryngol Otol (2009) Oct;123(10):1082-6.
  • Cohen*, M.A., Sullivan*, J.M, Pandit, S.R., Borecki, A.A, and Oleskevich, S. (2010) Effect of epithelial stem cell transplantation on noise-induced hearing loss in adult mice. Neurobiology of Disease

Presentations

  • Scientific paper presentation titled "Stem cell therapy in sensorineural hearing loss" in R A F Cooper Consultant award paper category in 42nd Maharashtra state ENT conference, Solapur December 10-12, 2010.
  • Poster presentation at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Canberra 27-30 January 2009, Pandit, S., Cohen, M., Sullivan, J. M., Bogaerts, S., and Oleskevich, S. Stem cell therapy for noise-induced hearing loss in mice. (Poster prize winner).
  • Cohen MA, Pandit S, Sullivan J, Oleskevich S. Stem cell therapy for noise-induced hearing loss in mice. LXV Annual Meeting of The Clilean Academy of Otolaryngology and Extraordinary Meeting of the German-Spanish Society. Pucon – Chile. November 2008
  • Poster presentation at the 18th St. Vincent's and Mater Health Sydney Research Symposium, 19th September 2008, S.Pandit, M. Cohen, J.Sullivan, S. Oleskevich .Tongue stem cell therapy for noise-induced hearing loss in mice (First prize).
  • Poster presentation at Frontiers in Otolaryngology, Noosa Queensland July 30, August 1, 2008. Sullivan, J., Cohen, M., Pandit, S. and Oleskevich, S. (2008). Stem cell therapy for noise-induced hearing loss in mice. Frontiers in Otorhinolaryngology, p. 35, Queensland, Australia (First prize)
  • Sullivan, J., Cohen, M., Pandit, S., and Oleskevich, S. (2008) Stem cell therapy for hearing loss. Live Surgery for Audiologists, St Vincent's Private Hospital, Sydney, Australia. Presented by Sullivan J (June 2008)
  • Presented on "Common Head & Neck Tumours" at the grand rounds of Prince of Wales Hospital Nov 2007
  • Presented scientific paper on 'Otological consequences due to Ghatkopar bomb explosion December 2002'
    in AOI Mumbai Branch annual conference in February 2003.
  • Presented scientific paper on 'Intracranial complications of Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media' in 33rd Maharashtra State ENT Conference, Latur in 2001.

Lectures

  • Lecture on "Is there a role of stem cells in sensorineural hearing loss?" at the Cochlear Implant Workshop at Hinduja Hospital, 20-21 October 2012
  • Panelist at the "Cochlear Implant Workshop" at Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, 17-18 December 2011
  • Lecture on "Effect of stem cell transplantation on sensorineural hearing loss" at the 8th Indo-Australia Biotechnology Conference on Stem Cell Biology at JNCASR, Bangalore, 7-9 December 2011
  • Lecture on "Stem cell therapy for sensorineural hearing loss" at Alkem and ENT-UK's ENT India conclave, Delhi, Oct 2011
  • Lecture on "Inner hair cell regeneration by stem cell- A cutting edge research" Annual ENT conference AOI Malabar chapter, Kannur, Kerala, 14th May 2011
  • Lecture on "Future treatment of sensorineural hearing loss by stem cells- How far are we from reality" at A J Medical college, Mangalore, Karnataka on 13th May 2011
  • Lecture on " Effect of stem cell transplantation on sensorineural hearing loss" at AOI Thane Branch's monthly meeting 23rd February 2011.
  • Lecture on "Common ENT conditions" at CME for General Practitioners at Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, Navi Mumbai October 28, 2010.
  • Lecture on "Intracranial complications of Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media" in St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney's scientific ENT meeting in Dec 2006.