Darius Kohan, MD

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Get to know Dr. Kohan

Dr. Darius Kohan is a graduate of New York University School of Medicine and was board certified as an otolaryngologist in 1990 following completion of his residency training at the same institution. He acquired specialized advanced training in Otology and Neurotology (disease of the ear and surgical/medical management) during his fellowship at New York University Medical Center.

 

Currently, Dr. Kohan is Associate Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology at New York University School of Medicine, Director of Otology/Neurotology at Lenox Hill Hospital/Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital (MEETH), and voluntary attending surgeon at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is the former Medical Co-Director of the Center for Communication (the former League for the Hard of Hearing).

 

Most recently, Dr. Kohan was the Course Director for the 2019 Implantable Auditory Devices conference hosted by Northwell Health. He ran the course alongside numerous notable colleagues and presented on middle ear mechanically auditory driven system. Dr. Kohan was given this honor because of his extensive research in hearing restoration devices/surgery and his decades of experience in the fields of Otology/Neurotology along with the esteemed titles he holds such as:

  • Director of Otology/Neurotology at Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Director of Otology/Neurotology at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital (MEETH)
  • Co-Director of Neurotology at New York Head and Neck Institute
  • Member of the National Otolaryngology Board of Governors – current Governor for the NY Otologic Society

 

Dr. Kohan has authored several books, numerous articles, and contributes as editor to several specialty periodicals. He has given several courses and lectured extensively nationally and internationally on his field of expertise – Otology/Neurotology. He was elected to the medical board at Beth Israel Medical Center in 1994. Dr. Kohan participated in several national committees of the American Academy of Otolaryngology including SiPac Educational Committee, Hearing Subcommittee, and Implantable Device Committee. He is the Governor of the New York Otologic Society. He is committed to medical student and resident education in otolaryngology and dedicated to taking care of his patients.

 

He has been quoted as an expert and featured many times on public media platforms: CBS, Fox, ABC, NY Times, The NY Post, WebMD, HealthDay, and many others. Dr.Kohan has been named NY TOP Doctor by Castle Connolly for over 20 consecutive years, NY Times Superdoctor over 10 times, and NY Magazine Top Doctor 14 times. He has received numerous other honors over his career.

 

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Credentials

Education

Graduate

  • New York University
    School of Medicine
    MD 1984

 

Undergraduate

  • New York University
    School of Arts and Sciences
    BA 1979

Post-Doctoral Training

  • Residency – General Surgery
    Beth Israel
    Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
    New York, NY
  • Residency – Otolaryngology
    New York University School of Medicine
    New York, NY
  • Fellowship – Otology/Neurotology
    Department of Otolaryngology
    New York University School of Medicine NewYork,NY

Academic Appointments

  • Teaching Assistant
    Department of Otolaryngology
    New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
    1987-1991
  • Instructor in Clinical Otolaryngology
    Department of Otolaryngology
    New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
    1990 – 1991
  • Clinical Instructor
    Department of Otolaryngology
    New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
    1991 – 1993
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
    Department of Otolaryngology
    New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
    1993 – 1998
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
    Department of Otolaryngology
    New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
    1998 – Present

Leadership Appointments

  • Assistant Attending
    Acting Chief of Otology-Neurotology
    Department of Surgery /Division of Otolaryngology
    Beth Israel Medical Center -Petrie Division, New York, NY
    1991 – 1996
  • Director, Cochlear Implant Program
    Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY
    1993 – 1999
  • Chief, Division of Otolaryngology
    NYU Brooklyn Hospital Center
    Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY
    1994 – 1996
  • Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology
    Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY
    Comel University/Columbia Presbyterian Hospital System
    1996 – 2015
  • Medical Co-Director
    The League for the Hard of Hearing/Center for Hearing and Communication
    New York, NY
    2001 – 2010
  • Director of Otology/Neurotology and Cochlear Implant Center Lenox
    Hill Hospital/Manhattan Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Hospital
    New York, NY
    2001 – Present
  • Co-Director of Neurotology
    New York Head and Neck Institute
    Lenox Hill/Northwell Health, New York, NY
    2012 – Present
  • Governor, New York Otologic Society
    2009 – Present
  • President, New York Otologic Society
    2014 – 2015

Hospital Appointments

  • Assistant Attending
    Department of Otolaryngology
    Lenox Hill Hospital/Manhattan Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Hospital, New York, NY
    1991 – Present
  • Assistant Attending
    New York University Medical Center
    Department of Otolaryngology, New York, NY
    1991 – Present
  • Assistant Attending
    Bellevue Hospital Center
    Department of Otolaryngology
    New York, NY
    1991 – Present
  • Assistant Attending
    Manhattan Veterans Administration Hospital
    Department of Surgery
    Division of Otolaryngology, New York, NY
    1991 – 2000
  • Lecturer
    Mt. Sinai Medical Center – New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Department of Otolaryngology, New York, NY
    1994 – Present
  • Assistant Attending
    Mt. Sinai Medical Center -New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Department of Otolaryngology, New York, NY
    2006 – Present

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow, American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Member, New York County Medical Society
  • Member, Medical Society of the State of New York
  • Member, American Neurotology Society
  • Member, New York Head and Neck Society
  • Member, New York Otologic Society
  • Member, Triological Society

Honors & Awards

  • Founder’s Day Award
    New York University, College of Arts and Sciences
    1980
  • Cum Laude
    New York University, College of Arts and Sciences
    1980
  • New York Academy of Medicine
    Section on Otolaryngology
    Resident’s Night
    Certificate for Outstanding Presentation
    1987
  • Castle Connolly “Top Doctor”
    Annual New York Metropolitan Area
    1998 – 2019
  • New York Magazine
    “Top Doctor” -2003, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017,2018,2019
  • New York University/Lenox Hill Department of Otolaryngology “Stanley Blaugrund, MD” Resident Award for Teacher of the Year
    2005
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology
    Head and Neck Surgery – Honor Certificate
    2006
  • New York Times
    “Super Doctor” – Annual New York Metro Area 2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2017,2017,2018,2019
  • New York University/Lenox Hill Department of Otolaryngology “Stanley Blaugrund, MD” Resident Award for Teacher of the Year
    2011
  • Children’s Hearing Institute
    Medical and Educational Advisory Board Honors
    United Nations
    2018
  • Little Baby Face Foundation
    Honoree
    2020

Committees

  • Subcommittee on Hearing and Hearing Aids
    American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
    1993 – 1999
  • SiP AC Committee
    American Academy of Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery
    1995 – 2006
  • Editorial Review Board
    Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery Journal
    1998 – Present
  • Implantable Device Subcommittee
    American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
    1999 – 2004
  • Board of Governors
    American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Representing the New York Otologic Society
    2001 – Present
  • Editorial Review Board -SiP AC Committee
    American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
    2002 – 2010
  • Committee on New Materials Task Force
    American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
    2006 – 2009
  • Audit Committee
    American Neurotology Society
    2008 – 2012
  • Nominating Work Force Committee
    Board of Governors
    Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Representing the New York Otologic Society
    2009 – 2010
  • Otology and Neurotology Education Committee
    Member Home Study Course
    2013 – 2019
  • Co-Director – Otology Section 8, April 2019 Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
    2013 – 2019
  • ANS Representative for AAO-HNS/F Equilibrium Committee
    2016 – 2019
  • Implantable Hearing Device Committee
    American Academy of Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery
    2018 – 2020

 

Editorial Review Board Member

  • The Laryngoscope
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology
    Head and Neck Surgery Journal

Presentations

Paper Presentations

 

  • Kohan, D., Breda, P., Hammerschlag, PE., Schinella, R., Gigliotti, F. (1987, December). Pneumocystis carinii of the temporal bone. Paper session presented at The New York Academy of Medicine Section on Otolaryngology – Resident’s Night. New York, NY.

 

  • Kohan, D., Plasse, H., Zide, B. (1988, January). The combined use of split calvarial bone and cancellous iliac bone to reconstruct a difficult frontal bone deformity. Paper session presented at The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-Eastern Meeting, New York, NY.

 

  • Kohan, D., Jacobs, J., Nass, R., Gonzalez, S. (1988, April). Evaluation of nasal airway utilizing the rhinotest MP rhinomanomer in allergic rhinitis patients on nasal steroid inhalant therapy. Paper session presented at The American Rhinologic Society, 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Palm Beach, FL.

 

  • Kohan, D., Rothstein, SG., Cohen, NL. (1988, April). Otologic manifestations of patients with AIDS. Paper session presented at The American Otological Society 121 st Annual Meeting, Palm Beach, FL.

 

  • Schneider, KL., Kohan, D., Gittelman, P., Breda, S., Gonzalez, S. (1988, April). A new system for the quantification of hoarseness. Paper session presented at The American Laryngological Association 109th Annual Meeting, Palm Beach, FL.

 

  • Jacobs, JB., Holliday, R., Rotterdam, H., Kohan, D., Gittelman, PD. (1989, January). A reevaluation of endoscopic sinus surgery. Paper session presented at The American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, Eastern Section Meeting, Toronto, Canada.

 

  • Kohan, D., Hammerschlag, P., Holliday, R. (1989, April). Otologic disease in AIDS patients – CT correlation. Paper session presented at The American Neurotology Society, Spring Scientific Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

 

  • Kohan, D., Jacobs, JB., Lebowitz, A. (1989, June). Sinus disease in the immunocompromised host. Paper session presented at The VIII International Symposium oflnfection and Allergy of the Nose and International Rhinology Conference, Baltimore, MD.

 

  • Kohan, D., Rothstein, SG., Kaufman, D. (1990, January). Madelung’s Disease: case histories and literature review. Paper session presented at The Triological Society, Eastern Section Meeting, New Haven, CT.

 

  • Kohan, D., Hoffman, RA., Cohen, NL. (1991, May). Cochlear implants in the management of bilateral acoustic neuromas. Paper session presented at The American Neurotology Society, 26th Annual Scientific Meeting, Hawaii.

 

  • Kohan, D., Cohen, NL., Hoffman, RA. (1992, June). Bilateral acoustic neuroma management­cochlear implants and auditory rehabilitation. Paper session presented at The First International Skull Base Congress, Hannover, Germany.

 

  • Kohan, D., Cohen, NL., Berenstein, A., Richard, M. (1993, January). A multidiscipline approach to glomus tumors of the temporal bone. Paper session presented at The Triological Society Eastern Section Meeting, New York, NY.

 

  • Kohan, D. and Stem, I. (1994, January). Pitfalls in the diagnosis and management of vascular tumors of the petrous apex. Paper session presented at The Trio logical Society Easter Section Meeting, Ottawa, Canada.

 

  • Kohan, D., Downey, L., Cohen, NL., et al. (1996, May). Uncommon lesions presenting as tumors of the internal auditory canal and cerebellopontine angle. Paper session presented at The American Neurotology Society, 31st Annual Scientific Meeting, Grand Cypress, FL.

 

  • Hamerschlag, P., Bat-Chava, Y., Rothschild, P., Kohan, D. (2001, May). Cochlear implant function index for adults in a real-world setting. Paper session presented at The American Otologic Society Annual Meeting, Palm Desert, CA.

 

  • Kohan, D., Romo, T., Morris, L. (2007, April). Reconstruction of congenital microtia-atresia: outcomes with the Medpor/BAHA approach. Paper session presented at The Triological Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

 

  • Kohan, D., Romo, T., Morris, L. (2007, July). Reconstruction of congenital microtia-atresia: outcomes with the Medpor/BAHA approach. Paper session presented at The First International Symposium Bone Conduction Hearing and Osseointegration, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

  • Kohan, D. and Morris, L. (2007, April). Single-stage BAHA implantation: is it safe? Paper session presented at The American Otologic Society Spring Meeting, San Diego, CA.

 

  • Kohan, D. and Morris, L. (2007, July). Single-stage BAHA implantation: is it safe? Paper session presented at The First International Symposium Bone Conduction Hearing and Osseointegration, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

  • Chun, D., Kim, A., Parisier, S., Linstrom, C., Hof:finan, R., Alexiades, G., Kohan, D., Madell, J. (2009). Medical factors associated with soft failures in revision cochlear implant surgery. Paper session presented at The International Cochlear Implant Symposium.

 

  • Kuhn, M., Friedmann, D., Winata, L., Kohan, D., et al. (2011). Large jugular bulb abnormalities involving the middle ear.

 

  • Kohan, D., Rolan, D., Friedmann, D., et al. (2015, August). Osseointegrated implantable auditory devices (IAD) – auditory and surgical outcome -BAHA Connect, BAHA Attract/BAHA5, and Sophono – is there a difference? Paper session presented at CORLAS, San Francisco, CA.

 

 

Poster Presentations

 

  • Giacchi, R. and Kohan, D. (1997, September). Otologic surgery in patients with HIV-I and AIDS. Poster session presented at The American Academy of Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery, San Francisco, CA.

 

  • Kohan, D., Mara, S., Gottlieb, M., (1988, September). Fitting hearing aids -unusual complications. Poster session presented at The American Academy of Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery. San Antonio, TX.

 

  • Abraham, MT., Martinuk, F., Yee, H., Levenson, MJ., Kohan, D. (2002, September). PCR identification of mycobacterium in otologic irifection. Poster session presented at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Research Forum. San Diego, CA.

 

  • Abraham, MT., Kohan, D., Opher, E., Levenson, MJ. (2002, September). Hemangioma of the middle ear and external auditory canal. Poster session presented at The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Scientific Posters. San Diego, CA.

 

  • Kohan, D. and Sorin, A. (2003, January). Revision stapes surgery- the malleus to oval window wire piston technique. Poster session presented at The Triological Society -Eastern Section Meeting. Boston, MA.

 

  • Cerrati, E. and Kohan, D. (2013, January). Case report: sequential bilateral otitis media and bilateral facial nerve paralysis as presenting symptoms of Wegener ‘s Granulomatosis. Poster session presented at The Triological Society -Eastern Section Meeting.

 

  • Kohan, D. and Jethanamest, D. (2013, April). Image guided surgical navigation in otology­triological thesis. Poster session presented at The Triological Society 116 Annual Meeting – COSM. Orlando, FL.

 

  • Zhou, L. and Kohan, D. (2014, May). Effectiveness of the malleus to oval window technique for revision stapedectomy. Poster session presented at The Triological Society 117th Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV.

 

  • Roden, D., Friedmann, D., Kohan, D., et al. (2016, May). Transcutaneous versus percutaneous osseointegrated auditory implants -surgical and audiologic outcomes. Poster session presented at the American Otologic Society/COSM Annual Scientific Meeting, Chicago, IL.

 

  • Benedict, P., Zhou, L., Peng, R., Kohan, D. (2017, April). The malleus to oval window revision stapedectomy: efficacy and longitudinal study outcomes. Poster session presented at COSM/The Triological Society, San Diego, CA.

Bibliography

Journal Articles

 

  • Journal Articles Kohan, S., Beckman, EM., and Kohan, D. (April 1984). The use oflasers in gynecology. Internal Medicine for the Specialist, 5:4, 131-138.

 

  • Kohan, D., Rothstein, SG., and Cohen, NL. (November 1988). Otologic disease in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Annals of Otolaryngology, Rhino logy and Laryngology, 97, 636-640.

 

  • Schneider, KL., Kohan, D., Gittelman, PD., Breda, SD., and Gonzalez, S. (1998). A New System for the Quantification of Hoarseness. Transactions, American Laryngological Association, 9:109, 203-205.

 

  • Kohan, D., Jacobs, JB., Nass, R., and Gonzalez, S. (October 1989). Rhinomanometric evaluation of two nasal steroid sprays in rhinitis. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 101 :4, 429-433.

 

  • Kohan, D., Plasse, HM., and Zide, B. (November 1989). Frontal bone reconstruction with split calvarial and cancellous iliac bone. Ear, Nose, and Throat Journal, 68, 845-854.

 

  • Kohan, D., Hammerschlag, P., and Holliday, R. (December 1990). Otologic disease in AIDS patients-CT correlation. Laryngoscope, 100, 1326-1330.

 

  • Rothstein, SG., Schneider, KL., Kohan, D., Persky, MS., and Holliday, R. (April 1991). Emergencies in AIDS patients: the otolaryngologic perspective. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 104:4, 545-548.

 

  • Kohan, D., Skorina, JMG., Jacobs, JB., Lebowitz, A., and Rothstein, SG. (May-June 1992). Sinus disease in the immunocompromised host. Journal of Rhinology, 6(3 ), 115-118.

 

  • Cohen, NL., Ransohoff, J., Kohan, D., and Hoffinan, R. (1992). Cochlear implants in the treatment of acoustic neuromas: a treatment algorithm for bilateral acoustic neuromas (BAN). Proceedings of the First International Conference on Acoustic Neuroma, 857-862.

 

  • Hoffinan, RA., Kohan, D., and Cohen, NL. (November 1992). Cochlear implants in the management of bilateral acoustic neuromas. The American Journal of Otology, 13 (6), 525-528.

 

  • Kohan, D., Miller, P., Rothstein, SG., and Kaufinan, D. (February 1993). Madelung’s disease: case histories and literature review. Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 108(2), 156-159.

 

  • Kohan, D., Downey, LL., Lim, J., Cohen, NL, and Elowitz, E. (1997). Uncommon lesions presenting as tumors of the internal auditory canal and cerebellopontine angle. The American Journal of Otology, 18:3, 386-392.

 

  • Kohan, D. and Giacchi, R. (October 1999). Otologic surgery in patients with HIV-1 and AIDS. Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 121, 355-360.

 

  • Kohan, D. and Sorin, A. (September 2003). Revision stapes surgery – the maleus to oval window wire piston technique. The Laryngoscope, 113, 1520-1524.

 

  • Kohan, D., Sorin, A., Marra, S., and Hoffman, R. (January 2004). Hearing aid fitting – unusual complications and surgical management. The Laryngoscope, 116.

 

  • Kohan, D., Morris, L., and Romo, T. (May 2008). Single-stage BAHA implantation: is it safe? Otolaryngology ­Head and Neck Surgery, 138, 662-666.

 

  • Romo, T., Morris, L., and Kohan, D. (April 2009). Reconstruction of congenital microtia-atresia: outcomes with the medpor/BAHA. Annals of Plastic Surgery.

 

  • Coelho, D., Hammerschlag, P., Bat-Chava, Y., and Kohan, D. (2009). Psychometric validity of the cochlear implant function index (CIFI): a quality of life assessment tool for adult cochlear implant users. Cochlear Implants International, Wiley InterScience DOI- 10.1002/cii.395.

 

  • Chung, D., Kim, AH., Parisier, S., Linstrom, C., Alexiades, G., Hoffman, R., and Kohan, D. (October 2010). Revision cochlear implant surgery in patients with suspected soft failures. Otology & Neurotology, 31 (8), 1194- 1198.

 

  • Kuhn, MA., Friedmann, DR., Winata, LS., Kohan, D., et al. (September 2012). Large jugular bulb abnormalities involving the middle ear. Otology & Neurotology, 33 (7), 1201-1206.

 

  • Kohan, D. and Jethanamest, D. (October 2012). Image guided surgical navigation in otology -Triological thesis. The Laryngoscope, 122, 2291-2299.

 

  • Cerrati, E., and Kohan, D. (2014). Case report: sequential bilateral otitis media and bilateral facial nerve paralysis as presenting symptoms of Wegener’s granulomatosis. Journal of Case Reports in Medicine.

 

Books

 

  • Kohan D (1998). ‘Uncommon lesions presenting as tumors of the internal auditory canal and cerebellopontine angle’, in Paparella, M., Holt, R. Yearbook of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

 

  • Kohan, D, Levy, L. Aural rehabilitation -hearing aids and assistive listening devices. SiPAC. Alexandria (VA): American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery; c 1999.

 

  • Kohan D, Hanin L. Evaluation and habilitation of the hearing-impaired child. SiPAC. Alexandria (VA): American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery; c2000.

 

  • Kohan D, Sorin A, Hanin L. Evaluation and habilitation of the hearing impaired child. SiPAC 2nd ed. Alexandria (VA): American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery; c2006.

 

  • Kohan D, Sikora A, Lee KC. AIDS and the otolaryngologist. SiPAC 2nd ed. Alexandria (VA): American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery; c2006. Kohan D, Heman-Ackah S, Chandrasekhar S. Neurotology -what do I do now? New York (NY): Oxford Press; c2014.

 

  • Kohan D, Chandrasekhar S. Otolaryngologic clinics of North America -implantable auditory devices. Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier; c2019. Kohan D. (2019). ‘Congenital ossicular chain anomalies and hearing loss – chapter 33’, in Madell, J., Flexer, C., et al. (2nd ed.) Pediatric Audiology Casebook. Germany: Thieme.

 

Slide Lecture Series

 

  • Kohan, D. (1999, October). Hearing aids and assistive listening devices. American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Alexandria VA.

 

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