From the first day I stepped into NYU Langone as a fourth-year medical student and felt the energy, I knew this was where I wanted to train. That was in 1982, and I’ve been here ever since.
I was drawn to surgery early in my career. I eventually decided on otolaryngology because I’ve always had the patience for the technical detail. I enjoy quickly identifying a problem and carrying out a plan to fix it. My particular special interest is in skull base surgery and hearing restoration, which is now done through small keyhole openings to remove benign and cancerous tumors with minimally invasive techniques. Enabling a person to hear through the use of cochlear and auditory brainstem implants is a uniquely special experience.
I value the contributions of everyone who cares for a patient, from his or her family to the surgeons, therapists, and audiologists. A child with hearing loss, for example, needs all of us to work together to achieve the best possible outcome.
I am most proud of our collaborative approach at the NYU Langone Cochlear Implant Center, one of the largest and most productive of its kind in the world.
Conditions and Treatments
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- Mendik Foundation Professor of Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
- Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
- Chair, Department of OtolaryngologyHead and Neck Surgery
- American Board of Otolaryngology (Neurotology), 2004
- American Board of Otolaryngology - Otolaryngology, 1993
Education and Training
- Fellowship, NYU Medical Center, Neurotology, 1993
- Residency, NYU Medical Center, Otolaryngology, 1992
- Residency, NYU Medical Center, General Surgery, 1985
- MD from Temple University, 1983
“Our research has led to the expanded use of cochlear and auditory brainstem implants to restore hearing.”J. Thomas Roland Jr., MD Otolaryngologist
Research My Research
cochlear implant, auditory brainstem implant, temporal bone anatomy and disease, Meniere's disease, computer applications, temporal bone education, temporal bone evaluation, skull base / acoustic tumor surgery, facial nerve surgery, NF2
Research Interests Timeline
Head and Neck MRI Findings in CHARGE Syndrome
Hoch, M J; Patel, S H; Jethanamest, D; Win, W; Fatterpekar, G M; Roland, J T Jr; Hagiwara, M Hoch, M J; Patel, S H; Jethanamest, D; Win, W; Fatterpekar, G M; Roland, J T Jr; Hagiwara, M
AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology. 2017 Jul 13. ?-?
Performance Plateau in Prelingually and Postlingually Deafened Adult Cochlear Implant Recipients
Cusumano, Cristen; Friedmann, David R; Fang, Yixin; Wang, Binhuan; Roland, J Thomas Jr; Waltzman, Susan B Cusumano, Cristen; Friedmann, David R; Fang, Yixin; Wang, Binhuan; Roland, J Thomas Jr; Waltzman, Susan B
Otology & neurotology. 2017 Mar. 38 (3): 334-338
Initial Operative Experience and Short-term Hearing Preservation Results With a Mid-scala Cochlear Implant Electrode Array
Svrakic, Maja; Roland, J Thomas Jr; McMenomey, Sean O; Svirsky, Mario A Svrakic, Maja; Roland, J Thomas Jr; McMenomey, Sean O; Svirsky, Mario A
Otology & neurotology. 2016 Dec. 37 (10): 1549-1554