Congratulations to Dr. Anil K. Lalwani for his recent appointment as the new Associate Dean for Student Research at the Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons (VP&S) and Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC), effective March 1, 2021. In his new role, Dr. Lalwani will work with the Office of Student Research to foster research opportunities for VP&S medical students.
Dr. Lalwani is currently Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Director of Division of Otology, Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery, Co-Director of Columbia Cochlear Implant Program in the Department of Otolaryngology and the Medical Director of Perioperative Services at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/CUIMC. He completed his medical training at the University of Michigan, Duke University, the University of California, San Francisco, and the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. He has served on the faculties of the University of California, San Francisco and New York University, where he was department chair prior to joining the faculty at VP&S and CUIMC in 2012.
Apart from his clinical focus on otologic and neurotologic surgery, Dr. Lalwani has been a prolific scholar and researcher in the field of hearing—his research encompasses a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from design of microneedles for inner ear drug delivery, music enjoyment in cochlear implantees, gene therapy for hearing loss, and the epidemiology of age-related hearing loss in the older old. He is the recipient of several federal grants, widely published in the peer-reviewed literature, and editor of several textbooks, including the popular “Current Diagnosis & Treatment Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.” In addition to these accolades, he has been and continues to be a beloved mentor to numerous trainees, which will serve him well in his new role.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Lalwani for his recent appointment as Associate Dean for Student Research!