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George B Wanna, MD

Ear, Nose, Throat / Otolaryngology
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    • Positions
    • PROFESSOR | Otolaryngology
    • PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery
    • Specialty
    • Ear, Nose, Throat / Otolaryngology
    • Languages
    • French
    • Arabic
    • Spanish
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliations
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
    • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
    • Phone
    • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai 212-979-4200

Dr. George Wanna currently serves as Professor and Site Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery of New York Eye and Ear infirmary of Mount Sinai and Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City. He is also the Director of Otology- Neurotology of Mount Sinai Health System and the Director of Audiology, Hearing and Balance Program and the Ear Institute of Mount Sinai Health System. He completed his residency training in Otolaryngology –Head and Neck Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Dr. Wanna Completed a 2 years fellowship in Otology-Neurotology and Skull Base surgery at the prestigious Otology Group of Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee. After his fellowship he joined the faculty in department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery at Vanderbilt Medical Center and became the Program Co- Director of the Otology-Neurotology Fellowship.

Dr. Wanna’s professional activities include teaching, patient care and administration. His research interest include less invasive, safer, and more accurate access to surgical sites within the skull by combining image-guided surgical techniques and miniature parallel robots directly attached to the bone. The importance of Structure Preservation in cochlear implantation and the use of image guidance and force base flexible path to aid performance of atraumatic cochlear implantation surgical techniques. All the aforementioned research studies are in collaboration with many other departments and are NIH funded.

Dr. Wanna is serving in leadership role as Director at Large for The North American Skull Base Society (NASBS). He is member of many professional societies and recently was inducted to the prestigious Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amictiae Sacrum (CORLAS). He is the recipient of many National and International Award including the Prestigious Mosher Award from the Triological Society for his outstanding work on cochlear implants. Dr. Wanna has published over 100 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals; he is the editors of 4 books on tumor of the ears, Jugular Paraganglioma and Cochlear Implants. He is Editor of American Journal of Otolaryngology case reports and now the Editor in Chief for Otolaryngology Case reports.



Clinical Focus

Research Topics

Auditory, Inner Ear, Otolaryngology (ENT)


MD, Lebanese University

Internship, General Surgery
Mount Sinai Hospital

Residency, Otolaryngology
Mount Sinai Hospital

Fellowship, Neuro-otology
Vanderbilt University Hospital


French, Arabic, Spanish, English