Mr Arullendran is an ENT surgeon based in the North East of England. He graduated from University College London in 1991 and went on to complete a diploma in tropical medicine and conducted research in infectious diseases for the UK Medical Research Council in West Africa. Mr Arullendran also holds a diploma in mental health and has specialised in ENT since 1995.
In addition to his clinical work Mr Arullendran has been instrumental in training junior ENT doctors in the region. He was Training Programme Director in the North East from 2008-2011. During his tenure he guided the Northern region to the top of the National league tables in ENT surgical training. Mr Arullendran was then surgical training committee chairman from 2011-2013. Mr Arullendran has also been an examiner for The Royal College of Surgeons examination board and has lectured throughout the UK and internationally.
In the North East he has developed a specialist swallow service introducing innovative new techniques using cutting-edge laser technology. He has a particular interest in chronic ear disease and dizziness and continues his research in these areas. He contributes as a principal investigator in three National Institute for health research (NIHR) trials in chronic rhino sinusitis, allergic rhinitis and Tinnitus.
Mr Arullendran enjoys a very productive and friendly relationship with his colleagues and patients and was nominated for the 2015 Sunderland Echo Hospital doctor of the year award.