Alan G. Cheng, MD

Alan G. Cheng, MD

Professor, Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery)
Professor (By courtesy), Pediatrics
Member, Bio-X
Member, Maternal & Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI)
Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
Member, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
Medical Education: Albert Einstein Medical Center Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1999) NY
Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology, Pediatric Otolaryngology (2021)
Internship: University of Washington Medical Center (2000) WA
Fellowship: Children's Hospital Boston (2007) MA
Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology (2007)
Residency, University of Washington, Otolaryngology-HNS (2006)
M.D., Albert Einstein, Medicine (1999)
B.S., Johns Hopkins, Biomedical Engineering (1995)
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.