Justin S. Golub, MD, MS

Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
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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 a past president of the American Endoscopic Ear Surgery Study Group and 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 master 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, tympanic membrane perforations, infectious ear disease, 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 clinical interest include minimally invasive endoscopic ear surgery and cochlear implants. Dr. Golub directs a lab, funded in part through National Institutes of Health grants, to investigate how age-related hearing loss affects the brain. His research has appeared in the press nationally, including The New York Times and The Washington Post.

He is the author of over 90 peer-reviewed publications and 35 book chapters. He has taught techniques and presented his research internationally. He has also co-edited four books, including the best-selling Pasha/Golub clinical reference guide that is now in its 6th 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, neurologists, balance therapists, 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 at the main Columbia University Irving Medical Center campus or in Riverdale, Bronx.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

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

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Administrative Titles

  • Director, Resident Temporal Bone Lab Dissection Course
  • Vice Chair of Faculty Development, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

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


  • Male

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180 Fort Washington Avenue
8th Floor
New York, NY 10032
3050 Corlear Avenue
Suite 202
Bronx, NY 10463

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For billing questions, please call (212) 305-1972.


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  • Medicare Managed Care
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  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

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  • Essential Plan
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  • EPO
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  • Child/Family Health Plus
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  • MagnaCare


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  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, Emory University School of Medicine
  • MS, 2017 Biostatistics, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
  • Residency: University of Washington Medical Center
  • Fellowship: 2015 University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Committees, Societies, Councils

  • 2019-present: Audiology & Neurotology, Associate Editor
  • 2018-present: Member, Scientific Program Committee, American Neurotology Society
  • 2018-present: Member, Board of Directors, Auditory Implant Initiative
  • 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
  • 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

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Neurotology

Honors & Awards

  • 2023: Featured Cover Article, The Hearing Journal 
  • 2023: 3rd Place Poster Award, VP&S Annual Student Research Day, New York, NY
  • 2023: 1st Place Poster Award, Otology/Neurotology Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting, Coronado, CA
  • 2022: 1st Place Poster Award, Otology/Neurotology Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting, Coronado, CA
  • 2021: Influencer in Aging, Next Avenue Media, PBS System 
  • 2021: Mentee Research Travel Award, American Auditory Society Annual Scientific Meeting
  • 2020-present: Castle Connolly Top Doctors
  • 2021, 2020: Editor’s Choice Article, Journal of Gerontology Medical Sciences
  • 2018: Collaborating Faculty Member/Affiliate, Johns Hopkins Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health, Baltimore, MD
  • 2018: Great Catch Award, ColumbiaDoctors
  • 2017: Malcolm Schvey Teaching Award, Columbia University Medical Center
  • 2015: Poster Award, American Academy of Audiology Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX

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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.

Golub Lab Website

Research Interests

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


Selected Grants

  • National Institutes of Health R01AG075083
    Early Age-Related Hearing Loss Investigation (EARHLI): A Randomized Controlled Trial to Assess Mechanisms Linking Early Age-Related Hearing Loss and Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
    Project Dates: 2023-2027
  • National Institutes of Health K23AG057832
    Mechanisms Linking Hearing Loss and Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
    Project Dates: 2018-2024
  • National Institutes of Health R41DC021128
    Endoscopy-Assisted Intracochlear Access via Ultra Sharp Microneedles
    Project Dates: 2023-2024

Selected Publications

Selected Books

  • Pasha R, Golub JS, eds. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: Clinical Reference Guide, 6th ed. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing. 2022.
  • 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.

Scientific Papers

For a complete list of scientific papers, please visit PubMed.gov