Swapna K. Chandran

Bumgardner Professor in Otolaryngology

Swapna K. Chandran, M.D., assistant professor of surgery in the division of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, joined the UofL faculty in 2009. She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association.

After earning her bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Chicago, Dr. Chandran received her medical degree and completed her residency in otolaryngology head and neck surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine followed by fellowships in laryngology-care of the professional voice at Drexel University in Philadelphia and pediatric otolaryngology at the Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware.

Dr. Chandran is the Medical Director and founder of the University of Louisville Center for Voice Care, the first clinical voice care center in the region. She is the only pediatric-trained otolaryngologist in the region and has developed and extensive neonatal and pediatric airway program in the region. Her areas of special interest include adult and pediatric voice disorders, adult and pediatric upper aerodigestive disorders, intracapsular tonsillectomy and general pediatric ENT.

Among her many accolades are the Banas Rose Cohen Compassionate Service Award from the UofL School of Medicine and the Seymour R. Cohen Award for Pediatric and Neurolaryngology from the American Laryngological Association.

Dr. Chandran currently serves on the editorial board of ENT Journal, and as editorial reviewer of The Laryngoscope and The Journal of Voice.  Her scholarly work has been published in journals such as Ear Nose and Throat Journal, Journal of Voice, and the American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy.