Sambandam Elango MD, FACS, M Med Ed

Medical Education

Contact Information

Faculty Appointment

Professor of Otolaryngology and Medical Education

Administrative Appointments

Director of Clinical Skills and Simulation


M MED ED, University of Dundee, United Kingdom.
Master of Surgery, Otolaryngology, Madras Medical College, Madras University.
MD, Madras Medical College, Madras University.


Dr. Elango has been involved in medical education, teaching medical students and residents for over 34 years. He is a Fellow, Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) Philadelphia and Fellow, American College of Surgeons. Prior to joining CUSM he was Professor of Medical Education and Director of Clinical Skills at California Northstate University School of Medicine for three years. He was awarded the “International Guest Scholar” by American College of Surgeons in 1997 and was Visiting Professor to University of Pittsburgh and University of Toronto.

Research Interests

  • Curriculum development & implementation
  • Clinical assessment