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J. Thomas Roland Jr., MD

  • Specialties: Otology & Neurotology, Skull Base Surgery, Otolaryngology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-5565
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Co-Director
Cochlear Implant Center
Named
One of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly for 10+ Years
Leads
Largest Cochlear Implant Translational Research Team in the U.S.
Performed
The First Auditory Brainstem Implant in a Child in the U.S.

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

Conditions
  • Meniere's disease
  • ear malformation
  • deafness
  • middle ear tumor
  • facial palsy
  • external ear tumor
  • partial hearing loss
  • paraganglioma
  • autoimmune disorder of inner ear
  • facial paralysis
  • acoustic neuroma
  • dizziness
  • cholesteatoma
  • glomus jugulare tumor
  • otosclerosis
  • sensorineural hearing loss
  • chronic ear infection
  • skull base tumor
  • pain in the ear
  • swimmer's ear
  • ear infection
  • neurofibromatosis
  • fluid in middle ear
Treatments
  • auditory brainstem implant
  • cochlear implant
  • nerve surgery
  • ear reconstruction
  • minimally invasive surgery
  • myringoplasty

Credentials

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

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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
    • Aetna Meritain Health
    • Aetna Open Access Elect Choice (EPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Student Health
    • Allied
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Healthscope
    • Nippon Life of America-Aetna
    • Nippon Life-Aetna
    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO
    • BCBS Blue Access HMO
    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS EPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Federal Program
    • BCBS HMO
    • BCBS Indemnity
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare HMO
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS POS
    • BCBS PPO
    • BCBS PPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Pathway
    • BCBS Pathway Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway X Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway X Enhanced
    • Local 32BJ SEIU
    • New York Hotel Trades
    • Unicare
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Commercial
  • Emblem
    • Emblem Select Care Basic Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Bronze Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Gold Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Platinum Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Silver Exchange
  • GHI
    • GHI HMO
    • GHI Medicare Supplement
  • HIP
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Child Health Plus
    • HIP EPO
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicare VIP
    • HIP POS
    • HIP Prime Basic
    • HIP Prime Bronze
    • HIP Prime Gold
    • HIP Prime Platinum
    • HIP Prime Silver
    • HIP VIP Medicare - Affinity
    • HIP VIP Medicare - VIP Go
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare Managed Care
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare POS
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare PPO
  • Health Smart
    • WTC Health Program-HHC
  • Magnacare
    • Magnacare PPO
  • Medicare
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part A and B
    • Medicare Part B
  • Multiplan
    • AXA Assistance USA
    • Administrative Concepts
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Diversified Administration Corporation
    • Fiserv Health
    • GEHA
    • Global Excel
    • Global Health
    • Guardian Life Insurance Co Of America
    • Health Net Of California
    • Health Republic Of NJ
    • Humana Health Plan
    • Insurance Design Administrators
    • Kaiser Foundation
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Meritain Health
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Multiplan-Capital Dist Phys Health
    • Mutual Of Omaha
    • Nippon Life Ins Co
    • PHCS
    • Principal Financial Group
    • Professional Benefit Admin
    • Qualcare Inc
    • Screen Actors Guild
    • Teamsters Allied Benefits
    • US Life Insurance Company
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
  • POMCO Insurance Company
    • POMCO Insurance Company
  • Qualcare Inc.
    • Qualcare Direct
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • UMR
    • UMR WTC Health Program
    • United Healthcare AARP
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice NSLIJ
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare JP Morgan
    • United Healthcare Medicare
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
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Locations and Appointments

NYU Otolaryngology Associates

530 1st Avenue, Suite 7Q
New York, NY 10016

NYU Langone Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center
Phone

212-731-6000

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

J. Thomas Roland Jr., MD Otologist & Neurotologist

Research My Research

Interests

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

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