T.K. Venkatesan, MD, FACS

Board-certified Otolaryngologist

“A successful doctor-patient collaboration allows me to apply my training, skills, and experience to provide the best possible care to my patients.”

Chicago Otolaryngologist T.K. Venkatesan, MD

T.K. Venkatesan, MD, is a board-certified Otolaryngologist–Head and Neck Surgeon and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He completed his internship at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, and his residency in Otolaryngology at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago.

He currently serves as section chief of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Amita Health St. Mary’s Hospital. Dr. Venkatesan is fellowship-trained in endoscopic sinus surgery and an expert in sinus disease, sleep disorders, vertigo, thyroid and parathyroid, head and neck cancer, and all diseases of the ear, nose, and throat.

He has worked alongside Dr. Friedman for more than 27 years and has mastered numerous minimally invasive techniques. In addition, Dr. Venkatesan is currently an assistant professor at Rush University and has authored several publications and textbook chapters.

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery


American College of Surgeons

Education & Training

Fellowship: Dept. of Otolaryngology, Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital; Dept. of Otolaryngology, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago
Residencies: Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY, Surgery; Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, Otolaryngology
Medical: Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Madras Medical College, Madras, India


State of Illinois


Senior Research Fellowship Award, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi, India
Research Studentship Scheme Award, Indian Council for Medical Research, New Delhi, India

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
American Medical Association
Chicago Medical Society

Hospital Affiliations

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Swedish Covenant Hospital
Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center

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Our Locations

8930 Gross Point Road
Suite 700
Skokie, IL 60077

Map of Our Skokie Location

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Office Center
3000 N. Halsted Street
Suite 323
Chicago, IL 60657

Map of Our Lincoln Park Location

2522 W. Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659

Map of Our Peterson Location

AMITA Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center
1431 N. Claremont Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

Map of Our Bucktown Location
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