Profile Summary

Qualification & Experience

MBPS Grant Medical 1965

MS ENT G. S. Medical 1969


FAOOH Fellow of American Otological Head and Neck

FAOS Fellow of American Otological Society (First Indian)

FICS Fellow of International College of Surgeons. 44years"


Area of expertise

  • Cochlea implants
  • Nasal endoscopic + MLS surgery, other ear surgery
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Cleft palate and rhinoplasty


Dr. Sandra Desa Souza, is a renowned ENT Head + Neck + Cochlea Implant Surgeon. She is the pioneer of cochlea implants having performed at Jaslok the first cochlea implant surgery in India and Asia. She was the first woman in the world to do this surgery. She is in practice for 45 years and is Director of ENT at Jaslok Hospital in 1979, traveled to all National and International conferences + Guest Orations + Guest lectures. Held several International workshops at Jaslok, on sinuscopy, cochlea implants and lasers. The last one in 2014.


"She is on the editorial board of the International Tinnitus Journal and has published over 40 research papers and articles, and written 2 booklets ""Modern trends in cochlear implants"" and the ""cochlear implant programme"". She is the co-authors and published of a text book titled ""Modern concept of Neurotology"".


  •  Recipient of Vijayshree Award in the field of ENT.
  •  Bharat Excellence Award. 
  • The Best Citizens of India Award.
  •  Millennium Achiever Award.
  •  UWA Lifetime Achievement Award.
  •  Women of the year 2002 by the American Biographical Institute.
  •  International Scientist of the year 2003.
  •  Leading Intellectual of the World 2004.
  •  Leading Scientist of the World 2005.
  •  Women of the year representing in India 2011.


Achievements listed in the following books:

  • Twentieth Century Admirable Achievers Distinguished Who's Who.
  • Indo Arab Who's Who.
  •  Asian/American Who's Who.
  •  Reference Asias. Asia Who's Who of Men and Women of Achievement.
  •  Asia/Pacific Who's Who.
  • Biographic Today.
  •  Indo Asian Who's Who.
  •  Eminent personalities of 20th century.
  • Limca Books of records.
  • Prominent personalities of 20th century India. "

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