Justin S. Golub, MD

Neurotology, Otolaryngology, 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 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, 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 and endoscopic ear surgery, cochlear implants, and regenerative therapies for hearing loss. 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 New York Times Magazine.

He is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed publications in otolaryngology and 30 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 Irving Medical Center campus.

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

Hospital Affiliations

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


  • 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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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

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
2007 Best Poster Award, Honorable mention, Voice Foundation Annual Symposium, Philadelphia, PA

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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.

Golub Lab Website

Research Interests

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


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

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, Brickman AM, Ciarleglio AJ, Schupf N, Luchsinger JA. Audiometric age-related hearing loss and cognition in the Hispanic Community Health Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2019 [ePub ahead of print]
  • Golub JS, Brewster KK, Brickman AM,Ciarleglio AJ, Kim AH, Luchsinger JA, Rutherford BR. Audiometric age-related hearing loss is associated with depressive symptoms in Hispanics. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019. 145(2): 132-139.
  • Sharma RK, Chen SY, Grisel J, Golub JS. Assessing cochlear implant performance in older adults usinga single, universal outcome measure created with imputation in HERMES. Otol Neurotol. 2018. 39(8): 987-994.
  • Brewster KK, Ciarleglio A, Brown PJ, Chen C, Golub JS, Kim HO, Roose SP, Rutherford BR. Age-related hearing loss and its association with depression in later life. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2018. 26 (7): 788-796.
  • Doyle JB, Raghunathan RR, Cellum I, Li G and Golub JS. Longitudinal tracking and prediction of sound exposure and usage in hearing aid wearers using objective data logs. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018. 159 (1): 110-116.
  • Golub JS, Lin FR, Lustig LR, Lalwani AK. Prevalence of adult unilateral hearing loss and hearing aid use in the United States. Laryngoscope. 2018. 128 (7): 1681-1686.
  • Chen SY, Grisel JJ, Lam A,Golub JS. Assessing Cochlear Implant Outcomes in Older Adults Using HERMES, a NationalWeb-Based Database. Otol Neurotol. 2017. 38 (10): e405-e412.
  • 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, 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.

Global Health Activities

2019 Lecturer, Israeli Society of Otoalryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Eilat, Israel
2018 Lecctuer, Tarabichi-Stammberger Ear & Sinus Insitute, Dubai, UAE
2018 Lecturer, Annual Meeting of the Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dubai, UAE
2017 Member, Steering Committee, World Congress on Endoscopic Ear Surgery 3.0, Boston, MA
2017 Member, International Working Group on Endoscopic Ear Surgery
2013 Lecturer, Basaveshwara Medical College and Hospital, Chitradurga, India
2013 Lecturer and Instructor, Bangalore Medical College and Research Center, Bangalore, India