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

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, chronic ear infection, cochlear implant, nerve surgery, fluid in middle ear, minimally invasive surgery, skull base tumor, pain in the ear, swimmers ear, ear infection, ear reconstruction, neurofibromatosis, myringoplasty
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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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“Our research has led to the expanded use of cochlear and auditory brainstem implants to restore hearing.”

J. Thomas Roland Jr., MD Otolaryngologist

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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

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