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Dhasakumar Navaratnam, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology; Course Director Combined Neuroscience Course, CTW, Neuroscience, Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology; Attending Physician, Hearing and Balance Disorders Clinic, Surgery; Attending Physician, Yale New Haven Hospital Neurology Service, Neurology; Attending Physician, Yale New Haven Hospital Stroke Service, Neurology

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Dhasakumar Navaratnam, MD, PhD

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Dhasakumar Navaratnam MD, PhD is a neurotologist and neurologist who provides advanced comprehensive evaluation and treatment for patients with hearing and balance problems. He received his MD from the University of Colombo and his PhD from the University of Oxford. He completed his residency in neurology and post-doctoral training in hearing research at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Navaratnam is funded by the NIH and performs basic science research on aspects of hearing and balance, and regeneration in the auditory and vestibular systems.

Education & Training

  • Resident
    University of Pennsylvania (2001)
  • Post Doctoral Fellow
    University of Pennsylvania (1997)
  • PhD
    Oxford University (1991)
  • MD
    University of Colombo (1986)

Professional Service

CDMRPAd-hoc reviewer2011 - Present
NSFAd-hoc reviewer2009 - Present
Royal National Institute of DeafnessAd-hoc reviewer2009 - Present
Deafness Research FoundationAd-hoc reviewer2009 - Present
Yale University, Dept of Surgery Search CommitteeDean's Appointee2008 - 2009
AAASMember2008 - Present
CSR-NIH/NIDCD/NIAAd-hoc reviewer2007 - Present
United Community Nursery SchoolPhysician consultant to children and staff in nursery school serving underserved communities in New Haven2006 - Present
Neuroscience LettersAssociate Editor2003 - 2008
AANMember2001 - Present
SFNMember2001 - Present
natureReviewer2001 - Present
Journal of Clinical InvestigationReviewer2001 - Present
Journal of NeuroscienceReviewer2001 - Present
Journal of Biological ChemistryReviewer2001 - Present
Journal of General PhysiologyReviewer2001 - Present
Journal of NeurophysiologyReviewer2001 - Present
Hearing ResearchReviewer2001 - Present
DNA Cell BiologyReviewer2001 - Present
JAROReviewer2001 - Present
Molecular and Cellular ProteomicsReviewer2001 - Present
Molecular Biology and EvolutionReviewer2001 - Present
Journal of Structural BiologyReviewer2001 - Present
AROMember1993 - Present

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