Meet CHC’s medical team in NYC
Thomas Roland, Jr., MD
Medical Director, Otologist
Dr. Roland has served as the Medical Director of the Center for Hearing and Communication since 1995. Renowned worldwide for his pioneering achievements in cochlear implant surgery, Dr. Roland is committed to clinical excellence and compassionate care. His insightful leadership has guided CHC in the development and implementation of best practices and has been instrumental in the expansion of our scope of services. Dr Roland’s skills as a surgeon are unmatched, and as Co-Director of the NYU Cochlear Implant Center, he leads one of the largest implant centers in the world.
David R. Friedmann, MD
Pediatric and Adult ENT (Ear nose and throat doctor)
David R. Friedmann graduated magna cum laude from the University of Rochester. He earned a medical degree and completed residency training in otolaryngology – head & neck surgery at the NYU School of Medicine. He is a fellow in neurotology and skull base surgery at NYU, one of the largest cochlear implant centers in the country and a referral center for skull base tumors. His research interests include cochlear and auditory brainstem implant outcomes and music perception. He is also interested in health services research including improving the efficiency and quality of health care delivery and studying comparative effectiveness for various interventions.