Anil K. Lalwani, MD

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Current Administrative Positions

  • Chief, Division of Otology, Neurology, and Skull Base Surgery
  • Vice Chair for Research, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Medical Director of Perioperative Services, NewYork Presbyterian Hospital

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-8555

This provider sees pediatric patients

Anil K. Lalwani, MD

Anil K. Lalwani, M.D. earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1985 and subsequently completed is internship in General and Thoracic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center and his residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at UCSF. Following subspecialty training in Neurotology and Skull base surgery, he served as Senior Staff Fellow at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institute of Health. In 1994, he joined the faculty at UCSF as an assistant professor and rose to the rank of Professor in 2002. In April 2003, Dr. Lalwani was recruited to New York University School of Medicine to serve as Mendik Foundation Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology—a position he held until December 2009. During his tenure, the previously unranked department rose to #22 on the US News and World Report survey and was #13 in research funding.

Dr. Lalwani joined the faculty of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2012. He is considered one of the leading ear surgeons for children and adults in the country. His clinical specialties include cochlear implantation, middle ear implants, chronic ear disease, cholesteatoma, facial nerve disorders, otosclerosis, superior semicircular canal dehiscence, glomus tumors, cerebellopontine angle tumors (e.g. acoustic neuromas), and skull base surgery, and gamma knife therapy.

Dr. Lalwani’s basic research has previously focused on two key areas: identifying genes that are critical for hearing through the use of molecular genetic and molecular biologic methods, and developing and investigating gene transfer technology for the treatment of hearing disorders. More recently, his research endeavors include developing technology to navigate a cochlear implant electrode atraumatically into the cochlea, enhancing music enjoyment in cochlear implant recipients, designing microneedles for introducing stem cells through the round window membrane, defining the otomicrobiome, and studying the role of obesity and tobacco in childhood hearing loss.

Author of more than 180 peer-reviewed articles, and numerous book chapters, Dr. Lalwani serves on the editorial board of leading otolaryngology journals; he is the Section Editor of Triological Society Best Practice – a popular feature published in Laryngoscope. He has published numerous books including the textbook defining the subspecialty of Pediatric Otology and Neurotology. The 3rd edition of his highly successful second book, Current Diagnosis & Treatment in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, has been translated into Spanish, Turkish, and Portuguese. The 4th edition of Recent Advances in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, has just been published in January 2015.

Board Certifications

  • Neurotology
  • Otolaryngology

Areas of Expertise

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Cochlear Implantation
  • Ear Disease
  • Ear Drum Repair
  • Ear Tumors
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Nerve Surgery
  • Gamma Knife
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Implantation of Electromagnetic Hearing Aid
  • Implantation of Hearing Device In Temporal Bone
  • Pediatric Ear Disease
  • Stapedectomy or Stapedotomy
  • Tympanic Membrane Repair

Languages Spoken

  • Hindi

Education and Training

  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • Internship: Duke University Medical Center, NC
  • Residency: University of California-San Francisco Medical Center
  • Fellowship: University of California-San Francisco Medical Center

Locations

  • CUMC/Harkness Pavilion

    180 Fort Washington Avenue
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-8555
    Phone:
    (212) 305-8555
    Fax:
    (212) 305-3975
  • ColumbiaDoctors Midtown

    51 West 51st Street
    385
    New York, NY 10019
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 326-8475
    Phone:
    (212) 305-3319
    Fax:
    (212) 326-8585
    Email:
    eib2116@cumc.columbia.edu

Practices and Centers

  • ColumbiaDoctors Midtown

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Insurance Programs

Please contact the provider's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NYP Employee Plan, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Affinity [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • AgeWell [Medicare Managed Care, Special Needs Plan]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Capital District Physician Health Plan [Capital District Physician Health Plan]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [EPO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Leaf (Exchange), Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare [MagnaCare]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • MVP Health Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth, Special Needs Plan]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

NIH Grants

  • COMMUNITY HEARING HEALTH COLLABORATIVE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN WITH HEARING IMPAIRMENT (Private)

    Jan 1 2018 - Dec 31 2020

    INTRACOCHLEAR DELIVERY OF THERAPEUTICS ACROSS RWM VIA MICRONEEDLE ARRAY (Federal Gov)

    Aug 10 2015 - Jul 31 2020

    INTRACOCHLEAR DELIVERY OF THERAPEUTICS ACROSS RWM VIA MICRONEEDLE ARRAY (Federal Gov)

    Aug 1 2015 - Jul 31 2020

    PROSPECTIVE,RANDOMIZED, DOUBLE-BLIND, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED, MULTICENTER, PHASE 2B STUDY OF OTO-104 GIVEN AS A SINGLE INTRATYMPANIC INJECTION IN SUBJECTS WITH UNILATERAL MENIERE'SDISEASE (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

    May 9 2014 - May 9 2019

    RISK FACTORS FOR HEARING LOSS (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 2015 - Jan 31 2017