Associate Professor Mahadevan was born in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). He migrated to New Zealand in 1984 and graduated from the University of Auckland, School of Medicine (MBChB). Subsequent post graduate training was undertaken in New Zealand and Australia as an ENT surgeon. He attained the Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1995 (FRACS).
He holds two prestigious Paediatric ENT fellowships, first at Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne 1996 and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in London 1997.
He returned following his fellowship training to work as Consultant ENT specialist at our national children’s hospital Starship,New Zealand in 1998. He now works half time in both the public and private sector. He was previously the Clinical Director/Service director Surgeon at Starship Children’s Hospital (2004-2017) .
He currently holds an Associate Professor appointment in both Department of Surgery and the Department of Paediatrics, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Auckland.
A.Prof Murali Mahadevan has published over 70 peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters. He is well recognised internationally as one of the leading Paediatric ENT surgeons and presents regularly at international forums. His current research interest is in the field of paediatric Tonsillar disease, vascular anomalies and paediatric neck lumps.