Dr. Naren N. Venkatesan received a Bachelor degree in the Plan II Honors liberal arts program and in Microbiology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. He then completed his medical degree from Texas Tech University, receiving his MD in 2009. He began his surgical training with an internship in General Surgery at Emory University in 2010. After Internship, he successfully finished his formal residency training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas in 2014 and served as chief resident during the final year of residency.
During his residency, he was exposed to a high clinic volume which allowed him to excel in all aspects of the field. He received a resident research award from the Houston Otolaryngology society in 2012. He was honored with a Pine award in 2014 for excellence. Following residency, Dr. Venkatesan had a special interest in conditions involving the voice, airway, and swallowing. This desire led him to pursue a fellowship in Laryngology and Bronchoesophagology under the training of Dr. Peter Belafsky at UC-Davis in 2015. His additional training gives him expertise in managing these complicated disorders and performing videostroboscopy and trans-nasal esophagoscopy (unique procedures to assess the vocal cords and swallowing anatomy).