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Anil Lalwani
ColumbiaDoctors - Midtown Office

(212) 326-8475

51 West 51st Street New York, NY 10019

Anil Lalwani

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.
Primary Specialty


Practice ColumbiaDoctors - Midtown
Gender Male
Accepting New Patients
Insurances Accepted MVP Health Care, Fidelis Care, Emblem/Hip, WellCare, Emblem/GHI, Magnacare (National), Medicare, Affinity Health Plan, CIGNA, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthplus, Healthfirst, UnitedHealthcare, Amida Care, Multiplan, RiverSpring, Quality Health Management, World Trade Center Health Plan, AgeWell, Local 1199, AETNA, VNSNY CHOICE, Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Oxford Health Plans
Degrees Medical Doctor
Office Name ColumbiaDoctors - Midtown
Languages Hindi
Services Anil Lalwani provides otolaryngology services in New York, NY.

Please call ColumbiaDoctors - Midtown at (212) 326-8475 to schedule an appointment in New York, NY or to get more information.
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Consumer Feedback
(4 Reviews)
3 star average for Service
3 star average for Environment
3.5 star average for Staff
3.5 star average for Recommended
2 star average for Value
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Recent Reviews
The visit was very very BAD. Dr. Lalwani is not professional at all and it look him less than 5 minutes to see me. He didn't explain the issue carefully and got quickly frustrated when I asked him questions. Overall, I felt very rushed and forced to just sign paperwork without any care for my concerns and issues. Negligent doctor.
by -
March 10, 2014
My mom is completely Deaf after getting surgery from doctor lalwani. First he promised that it is one of the easiest surgery and that my mom will be able to hear better from what she was able to hear. She did go through the surgery and now she is completely DEAF. But most importantly Doctor Lalwani does not seem to care and didn't even feel sorry. I just feel terrible for recommending him to my mom who is now Completely DEAF. Please dont make the same mistake I
was somewhat disappointed at their unresponsiveness. They definitely didn't answer all of my questions during our appointment. Their prices were pretty high, but I've had to spend more at other places. I have warned everyone I know to avoid this ENT doctor. Nothing good will come from going here! I couldn't believe how long it took them to get back to me with my test results. I had to call them several times just to get someone to talk to me. I would never visit them again. I was very disappointed.
by heartbroken
February 14, 2014
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Every question I had was answered thoroughly
Was this provider's staff friendly?
Yes, they went above and beyond
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Absolutely! It couldn't have been easier!
by Anonymous
April 16, 2012
Did this provider pressure you to purchase any unnecessary products during your visit?
Absolutely not! I was never uncomfortable
Are you going to visit this provider again?
Without a doubt!
Would you refer this provider to a family or friend?
Yes, I'm going tell everyone about them. I absolutely love this place!
by Anonymous
May 20, 2011
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