J. Thomas Roland Jr., MD

  • Specialties: Otology & Neurotology, Otolaryngology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-5565

About Me

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

meniere's disease, auditory brainstem implant, ear malformation, deafness, middle ear tumor, facial palsy, external ear tumor, partial hearing loss, paraganglioma, autoimmune disorder of inner ear, facial paralysis, acoustic neuroma, ringing in the ear, dizziness, cholesteatoma, glomus jugulare tumor, otosclerosis, sensorineural hearing loss, ear infection chronic, cochlear implant, nerve surgery
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  • Mendik Foundation Professor of Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology
  • Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Otolaryngology (Neurotology), 2014
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Otolaryngology, 2000
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

Locations and Appointments

38 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP Family Health
  • HIP Medicaid
  • HIP Medicare
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Hotel Trades
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Exchange
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • UPN Elite
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.
NYU Otolaryngology Associates

550 1st Avenue, Suite 7Q
New York, NY 10016

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“Our research has led to the expanded use of cochlear and auditory brainstem implants to restore hearing.”

J. Thomas Roland Jr., MD Otolaryngologist

My Research


  • Single-sided Deafness Cochlear Implantation: Candidacy, Evaluation, and Outcomes in Children and Adults

    Friedmann, David R; Ahmed, Omar H; McMenomey, Sean O; Shapiro, William H; Waltzman, Susan B; Roland, J Thomas Jr
    Otology & neurotology. 2016 Feb. 37 (2): e154-e160

  • Cochlear Implantation in the Setting of Cochlear Ossification as Sequela of Malarial Meningitis

    Svrakic, Maja; Rafii, Benjamin; Roland, J Thomas Jr
    Otology & neurotology. 2016 Jan. 37 (1): e3-e4

  • Surgical techniques and outcomes of cochlear implantation in patients with radiographic findings consistent with X-linked deafness

    Cosetti, Maura K; Friedmann, David R; Heman-Ackah, Selena E; Perez, Ronen; Waltzman, Susan B; Roland, J Thomas Jr
    International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology. 2015 Jul. ?-?

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