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Dr. Lanson

Biana G. Lanson, MD, FACS


  • NYU Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology, New York, NY, Residency in Otolaryngology, New York University School of Medicine,
  • NYU Medical Center Department of Surgery, New York, NY, Internship in General Surgery, New York University School of Medicine.
  • Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, MD, Dr. Paul Prusky Scholarship Award, 2000, 2001, 2002
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, BA Summa Cum Laude in Biochemistry. Minor in Slavic Cultures and Literature.
    Phi Beta Kappa, University of Pennsylvania Biochemistry Department Chairman’s Award, Golden Key Honor Society, Benjamin Franklin Scholar, Penn Medical Scholar, Chemical Rubber Company Freshman Chemistry Award, Nominated for the USA Today Academic Team


  • Castle Connolly Top doctors: New York Area
  • Patients’ Choice Award 2011, 2013

Licensure & Society Memberships

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology CT Medical License Number: 047257
  • Member of Fairfield Medical Society and CT Medical Society
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Connecticut Medical License #047257
  • Top Doc in ENT 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Top Doc CT 2017


Lanson BG Executive Producer, Rubin DT. Yoga and Meditation in IBD film and audio project. GI Research Foundation, Chicago, 2017.

Tajudeen BA, Lanson BG, Roehm PC. Glossal abscess as a complication of tongue-base suspension surgery. Ear Nose Throat J. 2011 Dec; 90(12): E15-17.

Lanson BG, Sanfilippo N, Wang B, Grew D, Delacure MD. Malignant melanoma metastatic to the larynx: treatment and functional outcome. Curr Oncol. 2010 Aug; 17(4): 127-32.

Sirikanjanapong S, Lanson BG, Amin M, Martiniuk F, Kamino H, Wang BY. Collision Tumor of Primary Laryngeal Mucosal Melanoma and Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma with IL-17A and CD70 Gene Over-Expression. Head Neck Pathol. 2010 Aug 10.

Lanson BG, Sadoughi B, Gibber MJ, Jacobs JB, Fried MP. Objective Screening of Skills: The End of Self-Selection of Surgeons? Prospective clinical study performed at NYU Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center.

Abstract submitted to the 2008 Clinical Congress of American College of Surgeons.

Lanson BG, Lebowitz RA, Jacobs JB. Revision Endoscopic Surgery of the Ethmoid and Maxillary Sinus in Gosepath J, Kountakis SE, Jacobs JB, ed. Revision Sinus Surgery. New York: Springer, 2008, pp. 101-108.

Romo, T III, Lanson, BG. Chin Augmentation. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2008 Feb; 16(1): 69-77.

Lanson BG, Green JE, Roland JT Jr, Lalwani AK, Waltzman SB.Cochlear implantation in Children with CHARGE syndrome: therapeutic decisions and outcomes. Laryngoscope. 2007 Jul; 117(7): 1260-1266.

Rahbar R, Litrovnik BG, Vargas SO, Robson CD, Nuss RC, Irons MB, McGill TJ, Healy GB. The biology of management of laryngeal neurofibroma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 Dec; 130(12): 1400-140.

Chen J, Kamath R, Lam A, Litrovnik B, Leight K, Miller S, Sawady J, Schultz A. How will changes in resident work hours affect medical students? Curr Surg. 2003 May-Jun; 60(3): 268-270.


NYU Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Joseph Jacobs and Dr. Marvin Fried. 2007-2008

Prospective clinical study of the objective screening of surgical skills in residents and medical students choosing surgical careers.

NYU Medical Center, Drs. Wang and Jacobs. 2007-2008

Case study on the clinical presentation and pathology of the aneurysmal bone cyst of the nasal cavity.

NYU Cancer Center, Dr. DeLacure. 2007

Case study and literature review on the treatment of metastatic malignant melanoma to the larynx and its functional outcome.

NYU Department of Otolaryngology, Dr. Anil Lalwani Lab. 2006-2007

Investigation of the common respiratory viral pathogens in the mucosa of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis using PCR techniques.

NYU Cochlear Implant Center, Dr. Susan Waltzman. 2006-2007

Investigation of cochlear implantation in children with CHARGE syndrome.

Children’s Hospital Boston, Department of Otolaryngology, Dr. Reza Rahbar. Summer 2003, Spring 2004

Research, literature and chart review on the topics of pediatric head and neck tumors, airway abnormalities, and reconstruction. Clinical investigation centered on the rare pediatric presentations of laryngeal neurofibromatosis and fibrous dysplasia.

Massachusetts General Hospital, PASTEUR Research Program. Summer 2001

Harvard Medical School eight-week research program; the project involved the use of multidetector computed tomography in investigating coronary-artery calcification and plaque morphology to enhance the management of patients with acute chest pain.

University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Laboratory of Dr. Maja Bucan. 1997-2000

Radiation hybrid mapping of mouse circadian-rhythm genes (1999-2000), analysis of protein expression in mouse brain sections via in situ hybridization (spring 2000), radiation hybrid mapping of Mouse chromosome 5 (1998-1999); monitoring of mouse fetuses and assisting in the making of fetus cross-sectional slides (1997-1998).

New York University, Biochemistry-Biophysics Department, Laboratory of Dr. John Evans. Summer 1997

Design of molecular modeling projects, study of protein structures, calculation of peptide bond energies and angles in vacuum, in water, and in ethanol.


Stamford Hospital Women’s Physician Group Lecture on Otolaryngology, Stamford CT, April 2015.

Sleep Apnea Conference Presentation on Surgical Management of the disease, Stamford CT, November 2013.

Stamford Hospital OR Nursing Rounds Presentation on Sinus Disease and Sinus Surgery, February 2012.

Stamford Hospital Pediatric Grand Rounds Presentation on Adenotonsillectomy, March 2011.

Stamford Senior Center Presentation on Sinus Disease, March 2011.

Stamford Hospital Medical Grand Rounds Presentation on ENT Issues in Primary Care Practice. August 2010.

Stamford Hospital World Asthma Day 2010 presentation on Sinusitis and Asthma.

The 2008 7th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer poster presentation on the Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Nasal Cavity.

Lenox Hill Hospital Grand Rounds presentations on Antibiotic Therapy in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Percutaneous Tracheotomy. June 2008 and April 2007.

New York University Department of Otolaryngology Grand Rounds Neurotology presentation on Revision Stapedectomy Surgery. March 2008.

New York University Department of Otolaryngology Facial Plastic Surgery Lecture on Congenital Ear Malformations. March 2008.

AHNS Annual Meeting during the Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meeting poster presentation on the Metastatic Malignant Melanoma to the Larynx. 2007.

Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting poster presentation on the Investigation of the Role of Common Respiratory Viral Pathogens in the Mucosa of Patients with Chronic Rhinosinusitis Using PCR Techniques; oral presentation on Cochlear Implantation in Children with CHARGE Syndrome. 2007.

The 2000 University of Pennsylvania Biochemistry Department second place winner poster presentation on Radiation Hybrid Mapping of Mouse Circadian-Rhythm Genes.

Personal & Interests

  • Citizenship: USA
  • Maiden name: Biana G. Litrovnik
  • Languages: Bilingual in English and Russian
  • Hobbies: Dancing, Travel, Cooking, Movies.