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About the Department of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery

Our history dates back more than a century and includes many contributions to the field of otolaryngology.

The history of NYU Langone Health’s Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery dates back more than a century, with roots in the laryngology and otology departments at what are now known as NYU School of Medicine and NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue in the late 1800s. The two hospitals merged in 1898, and the departments merged into a single Department of Otolaryngology in 1933.

Past and Present Department Leadership

Our past chairs have made significant contributions to the treatment and management of a variety of ear, nose, and throat disorders, both common and rare, and highlight our commitment to innovation, education, and scholarship, as well as advancing the field.

Department of Laryngology Chairs

Louis Elsberg, MD
NYU School of Medicine
1868 to 1881

Francke H. Bosworth, MD
Bellevue
1892 to 1905

William C. Jarvis, MD
NYU School of Medicine
1885 to 1893

Cornelius G. Coakley, MD
NYU School of Medicine
1893 to 1898 and 1905 to 1914

John McCoy, MD
1914 to 1915

Lee Maidment Hurd, MD
1916 to 1932

Department of Otology Chairs

Henry D. Noyes, MD
Bellevue
1873 to 1894

Charles I. Pardee, MD
NYU School of Medicine
1874 to 1897

Edward B. Dench, MD
Bellevue and NYU School of Medicine
1894 to 1930

Gorham Bacon, MD
NYU School of Medicine
1897 to 1898

Wesley Marshall Hunt, MD
1931 to 1932

Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Chairs

Richard T. Atkins, MD
1933

J. Winston Fowlkes, MD
1934 to 1944

Joseph D. Kelly, MD
1944 to 1947

John F. Daly, MD
1947 to 1980

Noel Cohen, MD
1980 to 2003

Anil K. Lalwani, MD
2003 to 2009

J. Thomas Roland Jr., MD
2009 to Present

Contact Us

To contact the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, call 212-263-6344 or fax 212-263-8257. Our administrative offices are located in NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue at 462 First Avenue on the fifth floor (H building), suite 5E5.

Make a Gift

Your support of the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery helps us further our mission of training the next generation of physicians and conducting groundbreaking research that leads to improvements in patient care. Please consider giving through one of our established funds, which include the NYU Langone Voice Center, the Alliance for the Treatment of Voice and Performance Related Disorders, the William I. Spencer Fund for Head and Neck Cancer, and the Otolaryngology Resident Education Center.