Alan G. Cheng

Alan G. Cheng

Pediatric otolaryngologist

Bio:   Dr. Alan Cheng received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi. He then received his M.D. degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and graduated with distinction in research in otobiology. Dr. Cheng pursued his residency training in Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at University of Washington. During residency, he undertook a two-year NIH-sponsored research fellowship investigating mechanisms of hair cell degeneration. After residency he sought fellowship training in pediatric otolaryngology in Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School.

Alan Cheng joined the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Stanford University as a surgeon-scientist in 2007. His clinical practice based at the Stanford Ear Institute and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital focuses on otologic diseases including congenital hearing loss and cochlear implantation, and chronic ear diseases in the pediatric population. In parallel, his research program focuses on inner ear hair cell development and regeneration. He has received funding from NIH, Department of Defense, the American Otological Society, and California Institute for Regenerative Medicine for this research endeavor.

Cochlear Implant Center

Professional Education

  • Residency: University of Washington Medical Center (2006) WA
  • Internship: University of Washington Medical Center (2000) WA
  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital Boston (2007) MA
  • Board Certification: Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology (2007)
  • Medical Education: Albert Einstein Medical Center (1999) NY
  • Fellowship, Children's Hospital Boston, Pediatric Otolaryngology (2007)
  • Residency, University of Washington, Otolaryngology-HNS (2006)
  • M.D., Albert Einstein, Medicine (1999)
  • B.S., Johns Hopkins, Biomedical Engineering (1995)

Honors & Awards

  • Association for Research in Otolaryngology Resident Travel Award, Association for Research in Otolaryngology (2001, 2002, 2005)
  • Shiley Resident Research Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Fundation (2001)
  • Percy Memorial Research Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (2008)
  • American Otological Society Clinician-Scientist Award, American Otological Society (2008)
  • Triological Society Career Development Award, Triological Society (2009)
  • Herbert Silverstein Otology-Neurotology Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (2010)
  • Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Faculty Scholar, Child Health Research Institute at Stanford (2011)
  • Bass Society of Pediatric Scholars, Stanford Children's Health (2012)
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-HNS Foundation Honor award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-HNS Foundatio (2013)
  • Geraldine Dietz Fox Young Investigator Award, National Organization of Hearing Research/Johns Hopkins University (2015)