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Justin S. Golub, MD, MS

Board Certifications: 
Otolaryngology, Neurotology
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Neurotology

Clinical Expertise

  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Glomus Tumor
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Paraganglioma
  • Cochlear Implantation
  • Pediatric Otology
  • Stapedectomy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Tinnitus
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Chordoma Tumor
  • Dizziness
  • Ear Drum Repair
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Laser Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Nerve Surgery
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Tympanic Membrane Repair
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Implantation of Hearing Device In Temporal Bone
  • Mastoid Surgery
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Meningioma
  • Middle Ear Disease
  • Otitis Media
  • Otology-Neurotology
  • Otosclerosis
  • Vertigo

Education & Training

  • MD, Emory University School of Medicine
  • MS, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
  • Residency: University of Washington Medical Center
  • Fellowship: University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Honors & Awards

2017 Malcolm Schvey Teaching Award - Columbia University Medical Center
2015 Poster Award - American Academy of Audiology Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX
2007 Best Poster Award - Honorable mention, Voice Foundation Annual Symposium, Philadelphia, PA

About Justin Golub

As a physician at Columbia, Dr. Golub is able to collaborate with a wide variety of renowned specialists to bring multiple areas of expertise to patient care.

Justin S. Golub, MD - ColumbiaDoctors Otologist/Neurotologist

Justin S. Golub, MD, MS is an otologist/neurotologist, a specialist of the ear and surrounding skull base. He provides both medical and surgical treatment of common disorders as well as rare, complex conditions. One of Dr. Golub's passions is introducing cutting edge treatments to the practice of otology. He is a pioneer in endoscopic ear surgery, directing one of the few training courses in the country on this new minimally invasive technique. He is also one of the first American members of the International Working Group on Endoscopic Ear Surgery. Dr. Golub is actively engaged in clinical and translational research to improve patient care and outcomes.

Dr. Golub completed his medical training at Emory University School of Medicine, where he spent an additional year performing research in regenerative medicine at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He then pursued Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery training at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he had additional research training on an NIH T32 grant. Afterwards, he completed a two-year accredited fellowship in Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Finally, he obtained a masters of science in Biostatistics/Patient Oriented Research at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. A native New Yorker, Dr. Golub is excited to take care of patients at Columbia after spending nearly two decades away in school and training.

Dr. Golub's practice is focused on disorders of the ears and surrounding structures of the skull. This includes hearing loss, infectious ear disease, tympanic membrane perforations, inner ear balance problems, tumors, and skull base conditions such as vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma).

He is actively involved in researching new techniques and technologies. Several areas of interest include minimally invasive and endoscopic ear surgery, cochlear implants, and regenerative techniques such as gene therapy for hearing loss. Dr. Golub also holds grant funding from the National Institutes of Health to investigate how age-related hearing loss affects the brain.

He is the author of more than 40 peer-reviewed publications in otolaryngology and 20 book chapters. He has taught techniques and presented his research internationally. He has also co-edited three books, including the best-selling Pasha/Golub clinical reference guide that is now in its 5th edition.

As a physician at Columbia, Dr. Golub is able to collaborate with a wide variety of renowned specialists to bring multiple areas of expertise to patient care. For ear disorders, he works with audiologists, balance therapists, neurologists, and oral surgeons. For skull base disorders, he works closely with neurosurgery, radiation oncology, neuroradiology, and medical oncology.

Dr. Golub would be excited to meet you at either of his clinical locations in Riverdale, Bronx or at the main Columbia University Medical Center campus.

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery

Administrative Positions

  • Director, Resident Temporal Bone Lab Dissection Course

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

2018-present, Otology & Neurotology, Assistant Editor
2017-present, International Working Group on Endoscopic Ear Surgery
2016-present, Otology & Neurotology, Editorial Board of Reviewers
2015-present, American Cochlear Implant Alliance
2015-present, American Auditory Society
2014-present, American Neurotology Society
2014-present, North American Skull Base Society
2013-present, Acoustic Neuroma Association
2010-present, Association for Research in Otolaryngology
2008-present, American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
2007-present, American College of Surgeons
2004-present, American Medical Association
2001-present, Phi Beta Kappa Society
2012-2013, Society for Neuroscience
2004-2008, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society
2002-2004, Tissue Engineering Society International

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital


  • Male

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Contact & Locations

180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, New York 10032
(212) 305-8555
(212) 305-2249
3050 Corlear Avenue
Suite 202
Bronx, New York 10463
(212) 305-8555


Research Summary

Dr. Golub has two active research programs. The first investigates associations and effects of age-related hearing loss on the brain. This includes whether age-related hearing loss may increase the risk of dementia and depression. Dr. Golub holds grant funding from several agencies including the National Insitute on Aging (National Institues of Health) for this pursuit. The second resarch interest concerns advances in minimally invasive endoscopic ear surgery.

Research Interests

  • Age-related hearing loss and its effect on the brain
  • Endoscopic ear surgery
  • Cochlear implantation in older adults


Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Scholar Award 
Elucidating the mechanism linking hearing loss with cognitive impairment using comprehensive audiometry and multimodal brain imaging
Project Dates: 2018-2021


Apr 15 2018 - Mar 31 2023


Aug 1 2017 - Jul 31 2018


Feb 1 2017 - Jan 31 2018

Selected Publications

Selected Books:

  • Pasha R, Golub JS, eds. Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery: Clinical Reference Guide, 5th ed. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing. 2018.
  • Pasha R, Golub JS, eds. Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery: Clinical Reference Guide, 4th ed. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing. 2014.
  • Golub JS, Schmitt NC, eds. Otolaryngology Surgical Instrument Guide. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing. 2012.

Selected Scientific Papers:

  • Golub JS. Brain changes associated with age-related hearing loss. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017. 
  • Golub JS, Luchsinger JA, Manly JJ, Stern Y, Mayeux R, Schupf N. Hearing loss and incident dementia in a multiethnic cohort. J Amer Ger Soc. 2017. 
  • Golub, JS. Building an endoscopic ear surgery program. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016.
  • Golub JS, Weber JD, Leach J, Zuccarello M, Pensak ML, Samy RN. Feasibility of the ultrasonic bone aspirator in retrosigmoid vestibular schwannoma removal. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015. 153(3):427-32.
  • Weber JD, Samy RN, Nahata A, Zuccarello M, Pensak ML, Golub JS. Reduction of bone dust dispersion with an ultrasonic bone aspirator: implications for retrosigmoid vestibular schwannoma removal. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015. 152(6): 1102-1107.
  • Phillips JO, Ling L, Nie K, Jameyson E, Phillips CM, Nowack AL, Golub JS, Rubinstein JT. Vestibular implantation and longitudinal electrical stimulation of the semicircular canal afferents in human subjects. J Neurophysiol. 2015. 113(10): 3866-3892.
  • Golub JS, Sharma A, Samy RN. A smartphone-optimized website for conveniently viewing otolaryngology journal abstracts. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014. 151(6): 972-975.
  • Golub JS, Ling L, Bierer SM, Nie K, Nowack A, Shepherd SJ, Bierer SM, Jameyson E, Kaneko CR, Phillips JO, Rubinstein JT. Prosthetic implantation of the human vestibular system. Otol Neurotol. 2014. 35(1): 136-147.
  • Golub, JS, Nguyen T, Tong L, Hume C, Palmiter RD, Rubel EW, Stone, JS. Hair cell replacement in adult mouse utricles after targeted ablation of hair cells with diphtheria toxin. J Neurosci. 2012. 32(43): 15093-15105.
  • Golub JS, Won JH, Drennan WR, Worman TD, Rubinstein JT. Spectral and temporal measures in Hybrid cochlear implant users: on the mechanism of electroacoustic hearing benefits. Otol Neurotol. 2012. 33(2): 147-153.
  • Levenberg S, Golub JS, Amit M, Itskovitz-Eldor J, Langer R. Endothelial cells derived from human embryonic stem cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 2002. 99(7): 4391-4396.