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Dr Surangi Mendis

Dr Surangi Mendis

Consultant and Medical Author

MBBS, BSc (1st), MRCGP (2014), DFSRH, PGcert otology and audiology

Surangi Mendis is a consultant in Audiovestibular Medicine and Neuro-otology at The Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals, UCLH.

She graduated from King’s College London in 2009 and whilst at medical school also undertook an intercalated BSc in infectious diseases and immunobiology. After completion of general practice training in Lewisham, south London, she worked in general practice in a salaried and locum positions in multiple areas across London, experiencing healthcare delivery in primary care within various communities. She went on to complete higher specialist training in Audiovestibular Medicine in 2023. She has specific additional experience in the diagnosis and management of vestibular problems (dizziness, balance and vertigo), migraine, hearing and tinnitus complaints.

Surangi is particularly passionate about empowering patients to take ownership of their own health condition(s) and has been a medical writer for Patient since 2023. She is a team-player who is involved in service improvement and teaching of clinicians in training. She is an interviewer for medical student admissions at University College London and also volunteers with UCL Medical School’s widening participation initiative which seeks to raise the attainment of young people from backgrounds underrepresented in higher education.

Surangi was twice the recipient of The British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians (BAAP) national audit prize. She has co-authored a book chapter on the diagnostics of third mobile window disorders and has written online training modules for junior ENT and audiovestibular clinicians, including contributions to the European Academy of Neurology e-Brain e-learning resource.

Research interests

She is pursuing a research interest in Meniere's disease of autoimmune aetiology.


Podcast: Practicing Paediatrics: Vestibular Dysfunction with Dr Surangi Mendis and Dr Maria Athina Tsitsika

Newborn Hearing Screening in the UK
Rova K, Knight K, Moss W, Mendis S

Diagnostic Testing of Third Mobile Window Disorders - book chapter in Third Mobile Window Syndrome of the Inner Ear. Mendis S, Koohi N, Patel J. Book editors: Gianoli G, Thomson P Springer. Published 09/1/2023

eBrain e-learning modules; Approach to Central and Peripheral Vestibular Disorders, Part 1 and 2

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