History of the Department

J. Thomas Roland, Jr., MD
Mendik Foundation Associate Professor of
Otolaryngology and Chairman

A Brief History of New York University School of Medicine

The New York University School of Medicine has a proud history that goes back to 1837. In 1841, the University Medical College was organized, and instruction was begun under the following: Surgery, Anatomy; Chemistry; Theory and Practice of Medicine; Institutes of Medicine and Materia Medical; Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children.

Clinical instruction was started in Bellevue Hospital in 1847, and in 1861 Bellevue Hospital Medical College was founded when a college building was erected on the hospital grounds.

It soon became clear that University Medical College and Bellevue Hospital Medical College would benefit by consolidating. Thus, the medical school became an integral part of New York University in 1898 under the name of University and Bellevue Hospital Medical College.

In 1935 the name was changed to New York University College of Medicine and in 1960 to New York University School of Medicine.

History of the Leadership of the Department

 Laryngology

 Otology

 University Medical College

 Bellevue Hospital Medical College

 University Medical College

 Bellevue Hospital Medical College

 Louis Elsberg
(1868 - 1881)

 Francke H. Bosworth
(1892 - 1898)

 Charles I. Pardee
(1874 - 1897)

Henry D. Noyes
(1873 - 1894)

 William C. Jarvis
(1885 - 1893)

 

 Gorham Bacon
(1897 - 1898)

 Edward B. Dench
(1894 - 1898)

 Cornelius G. Coakley
(1893 - 1898)

 

 

 

University & Bellevue Hospital Medical Colleges Merge into
University and Bellevue Hospital Medical College

 Laryngology

Otology

Francke H. Bosworth
(1898 - 1905)

Edward B. Dench
(1898 - 1930)

Cornelius G. Coakley
(1905 - 1914)

Wesley Marshall Hunt
(1931 - 1932)

John McCoy
(1914 - 1915)

 

Lee Maidment Hurd
(1916 - 1932)

 

Departments Merge into Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Richard T. Atkins

(1933)

J. Winston Fowlkes
(1934 - 1944)
1935 - Name Changed to New York University College of Medicine

Joseph D. Kelly
(1944 - 1947)

John F. Daly
(1947 - 1980)
1960 - Name Changed to New York University School of Medicine

Noel L. Cohen
(1980 - 2003)
1985 - Department Changed to Otolaryngology

Anil K. Lalwani
(2003 - 2009)

J. Thomas Roland, Jr.
(2009 - Present)

Dr. Henry D. Noyes 
Dr. Noyes*

Cornelius G. Coakley
Dr. Coakley

 Dr. Edward B. Dench
Dr. Dench*

 Dr. Westley Marshall Hunt
Dr. Hunt*

Dr. Lee Maidment Hurd
Dr. Hurd*

Richard T. Atkins
Dr. Atkins

J. Winston Fowlkes
Dr. Fowlkes

Joseph D. Kelly
Dr. Kelly

  John F. Daly
Dr. Daly

Noel L. Cohen
Dr. Cohen
Anil K. Lalwani
Dr. Lalwani


Dr. Roland