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Dr. Shama Kovale

Consultant, ENT


  • Department: ENT
  • Clinics: Voice Clinic
  • YEARS OF PRACTICE: 16 years
  • GENDER: Female
  • LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English, Hindi, Marathi
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With simple philosophy in life, strive to make lives of patients better. Focus on getting the patient better with the best possible treatment option and give 100 percent in whatever I do. Follow the simple Mantra of be compassionate , work hard with a smile and try to live by it.

My Mantra

With simple philosophy in life, strive to make lives of patients better. Focus on getting the patient better with the best possible treatment option and give 100 percent in whatever I do. Follow the simple Mantra of be compassionate, work hard with a smile and try to live by it.
With special interests in voice and swallowing, it gives me immense pleasure when a teacher can teach with a normal voice, a singer reaches his maximum pitch. As far as swallowing is concerned it’s a very humbling experience when you see a patient eating with his mouth instead of the tubes.


Laryngology (voice and Swallowing), Base skull Surgeries , Otology


Phonosurgeries for Voice , swallowing related surgeries.Otology and Neuro-otology including Cochlear Implantation, Ear microsurgery, CSF Otorrohea repair, Tympanoplasty and Mastoidectomy, Phonosurgery: including surgeries related to the voice, airway and swallowing, Rhinology: including FESS (Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery) and ther surgical work related to the nose, Endoscopic skull base surgeries, Vertigo and related issues


    • B Y L Nair Hospital and Topiwala National Medical college


    • Fellowship in Phonosurgery (Voice)
    • Fellowship in Cochlear Implant Surgery
  • Top docs by India Today in 2019 for Voice

She has a vast experience in the field of ENT for 16 years. After her training at B.Y.L Nair Hospital, she has worked with many prestigious institutes in Mumbai, like A.J.B ENT Hospital and Bhagwati Hospital, Hinduja hospital, Bombay hospital , Asian Heart Institute.

She was a consultant at Global Hospital, Asian Heart Institute and Mahatma Gandhi Hospital in Mumbai before joining KDAH.

KDAH experience

  • She aims to provide modern and evidence based treatment to patients with Ear, Nose, Throat related issues. She has been a part of the institute for more than 5 years. At Kokilaben she has operated on various difficult cases like facial nerve decompression, CSF leaks along with various routine ENT surgeries. Various surgeries and procedures related to voice and swallowing like Botox injections , Injection Laryngoplasty, Microlaryngoscopy are performed .
  • She also sees patients with various ear related disorders including Vertigo and a complete work up for the diagnosis and treatment of the same.
  • 1st prize for poster presentation at annual conference of phonosurgery
  • 3rd prize for paper presentation at Annual conference

Papers published in indexed journals

  • Award paper on Laryngopharyngeal reflux in annual conference of otolaryngologist of India.
  • Paper presentation in CIGICON on Revision Implants
  • Has published numerous articles in many peer reviewed journals and has been invited for oral presentations in various conferences
  • Attended the phonosurgery conference
  • Organising committee member of Maharashtra state conference in December 2015
  • Executive Board Member of AOI Mumbai Branch
  • Executive Committee  member of AOI Mumbai west
  • Invited Faculty at National Phonosurgery conference
  • Invited Faculty at Bombay Hospital phonosurgery workshop
  • Conducted workshop on Swallowing T Cooper Hospital
  • Invited Faculty at Mentcon (Maharashtra state conference )

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Otolaryngologist of India
  • AOI Mumbai
  • AOI Mumbai West
  • Association of Phonosurgeons of India
  • Cochlear Implant group of India
  • Rajiv Verma, Mumbai

    This gave me comfort as a patient that I am getting treated properly. She has been taking care of mine so that I completely cured.

  • Saswati Padhee, Mumbai

    It has been a pleasure interacting with you.The adenoid surgery that you conducted for my 7 year old has really helped my child.You correctly diagonized her hearing loss because of Grade IV adenoids.

  • Maneck Bajan, Mumbai

    After surgery and your treatment, I was completely cured within a month. I was privileged to have you as my Doctor and you diagnosed the problem a glance. You were very helpful and polite in all respects, and I am totally satisfied by the treatment.

  • Adhishree Sirsalewala, Mumbai

    All during her stay at the hospital and the subsequent follow ups, the treatment and care given by you and the entire team was fabulous. I really appreciate your concern for the patient and making us understand well about her condition

  • Nikhil Jain

    Its been great interacting with you and getting complete explanation of the procedure / surgery to my satisfaction.

  • Suraj Chodankar, Mumbai

    Many patients recommend you as a good doctor but I go one step further to recommend you as a good human being.

  • Pritin Kumar, Mumbai

    When my mother had an allergy in the nose, she also went to Dr. Kovale on my recommendation. Dr. Kovale is very accessible and approachable, and that made us go back to her whenever the need arose.

  • Vibha Rakesh Nayudu, Mumbai

    The 3 hour long surgery that you have done on my ear have totally cured my problem, its been 2 years since the surgery and my condition seems to have been totally cured.

  • Krishnendu Halder, India

    Special thanks to you Doctor Kovale for doing the operation at almost 11 pm on 13th April 17 to keep your commitment to me inspite of your whole day work and I could make out that you were exhausted.

  • Yogesh Tripathi, Mumbai

    In fact i was bit scared initially but, after consulting you, I was confident to go for surgery.

  • Mehfooz Shaikh, Mumbai

    You have excellently performed your duty and done well bounding or relationship between doctor and patient. Clear communication and well understanding will encourage me to suggest your name to my family and friends to visit in Kokilaben Hospital for any ENT related treatment.

  • John Almeida

    This was the first time I underwent a surgery but it was your willingness to discuss and explain everything to us which made me feel comfortable and be assured that I was in safe hands.

  • Bhakti Shah, Mumbai

    Thank you doctor for your advice and the operation that was carried out was very successful and even after the operation also my mom did not suffer any severe pain. The treatment, care and the advice we received from you and the hospital was very helpful.

  • Mahavir Jain

    I would like to extend my thanks to Dr. Shama, Dr. Faizan & all the nursing staff & team at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.

  • Naseem Patel

    We would like to sincerely thank you for all your kind help and very good diagnosis and treatment for Shabana.

  • Aparajita Sinha, India

    Tests were done as advised by her and the results showed what was being suggested by Dr. Kovale in her first examination. She suggested a surgery which really stressed us out and as most of the patients do, we also went in for a second opinion from the best ENT specialist in Bombay. His remark after seeing the prescription was " you are in very safe hands so do not change your doc'.

  • Veersen N. Tamhane, Dubai, UAE

    I would like to place on record my sincere thanks, especially to you for having shown a very high degree of professionalism & care – Pre, during and Post procedure.

Disease No. of Cases Treated Overall in Career KDAH success rate
Tympanoplasty 39 404 98%
Mastoidectomy 12 255 95%
Myringotomy 20 300 98%
Stapedectomies 05 30 80%
Ossicular Reconstruction 20 156 78%
Facial Nerve Decompression 2 10 100%
CSF Rhinorrhoea Repair 4 17 100%
Cochlear Implants 0 5 -
Base skull Endoscopic 2 15 100%
Microlaryngoscopies(Voice Surgeries) 12 20 100%
Vertigo Treatment 70 500 70%
Fess Endoscopic Sinus Surgeries 37 208 77%
Neck Surgeries 5   -

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