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, neurofibromatosis
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Credentials

Positions
  • Mendik Foundation Professor of Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology
Board Certifications
  • 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

Locations and Appointments

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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

Publications

  • Postoperative sinus thrombosis in the setting of skull base surgery [Meeting Abstract]

    Benjamin, C G; Sen, R; Pacione, D; Golfinos, J; Sen, C; Roland, J T; McMenomey, S Benjamin, C G; Sen, R; Pacione, D; Golfinos, J; Sen, C; Roland, J T; McMenomey, S
    Journal of neurological surgery. Part B, Skull base. 2016 February 2016. 77 (no):

  • Neurocognitive testing and cochlear implantation: insights into performance in older adults

    Cosetti, Maura K; Pinkston, James B; Flores, Jose M; Friedmann, David R; Jones, Callie B; Roland, J Thomas Jr; Waltzman, Susan B Cosetti, Maura K; Pinkston, James B; Flores, Jose M; Friedmann, David R; Jones, Callie B; Roland, J Thomas Jr; Waltzman, Susan B
    Clinical interventions in aging. 2016. 11: 603-613

  • 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 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

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