Dr. Surya is a native of Syracuse, NY. He grew up in Cicero, NY and went on to complete high school at Christian Brothers Academy. He then majored in Biomedical Engineering at Syracuse University and graduated with Honors. Dr. Surya went on to complete medical school and his residency training in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He was recognized for his achievements by being named a national Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, a Syracuse University Remembrance Scholar, and an inductee into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.