George B Wanna, MD
- SITE CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY, NEW YORK EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY OF MOUNT SINAI | Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- PROFESSOR | Otolaryngology
- PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery
- Ear, Nose, Throat / Otolaryngology
- Hospital Affiliations
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai 212-979-4200 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.
- Acoustic Neuroma
- Acoustic Neuroma Removal
- Bell's Palsy
- Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
- Cochlear Implants
- Facial Nerve Paralysis
- Hearing Loss
- Middle Ear Infection
- Tympanic Membrane Perforation
- Vestibular Schwannoma
Auditory, Inner Ear, Otolaryngology (ENT)
MD, Lebanese University
Internship, General Surgery
Mount Sinai Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital
Vanderbilt University Hospital
French, Arabic, Spanish, English
Real-Time Intracochlear Electrocochleography Obtained Directly through a Cochlear Implant.
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)
Inducted To Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum.
The Wesley Wilkerson MD Award for Clinical Excellence, Vanderbilt
Department of Otolaryngology.
Castle Connolly Top Doctors Award.
Distinguished Service Award from the Lebanese University for Leadership and Contribution to Lebanese Medical Education and Research Training.
ANS Award for “Correlation of Superior Canal Dehiscence Surface Area with Evoked Myogenic Potentials and Audiometric Thresholds.”
AOS Award for best clinical research “Analysis of 220 Cochlear Implants: Factors that Influence Intrascalar Electrode Translocation and Audiologic Outcomes”
First Prize, Best Oral Presentation
12th Annual European Symposium Pediatric Cochlear Implant (ESPCI), 2015, Toulouse, France.
Five Star Excellence Award for Overall Quality of Doctor Care.
“This designation is given annually by Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC) to healthcare providers that score in the top ten percent of the PRC’s national client database for the prior calendar year. The award is based on the percentage of patients who rate the provider as “Excellent” for the Overall Quality of Care question.”
Harris P. Mosher Award from the Triological Society.
“This honor was created to perpetuate the ideals of the great teacher for whom it was named and to bestow upon a worthy recipient the responsibility of furthering the highest standards of perfection in the study, teaching and practice of Otolaryngology.”
1st Prize, First Metropolitan New York Resident Research Day Symposium, “Interleukin-12 Expression Enhances Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Oncolytic Therapy in Murine Squamous Cell Carcinoma” New York, New York
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Industry-Sponsored Lectures: MSSM faculty occasionally give lectures at events sponsored by industry, but only if the events are free of any marketing purpose
- MED-EL Corporation
Scientific Advisory Board:
- MED-EL Corporation
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