Welcome Lauren Tashima Roland, MD

It gives me great pleasure to welcome Lauren Tashima Roland, MD to the UCSF Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery! Lauren has recently joined our department as an assistant professor in the General Otolaryngoloy division and will contribute both at our central sites and at our satellite clinics in the Greater Bay Area.

Lauren is originally from Santa Cruz where she was the Valedictorian of Santa Cruz High School. She attended MIT where she earned a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Biomedical Engineering. She attended Penn State College of Medicine for her medical degree and went on to train in OHNS at Washington University where she was in the T32 track and where she earned a Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation.

Lauren has extensive experience in clinical research and has worked on projects as disparate as an investigation of non-invasive brain stimulation and its effect on neural connectivity in tinnitus to a 15 year retrospective review of acute invasive fungal sinusitis. She has contributed or authored 12 papers, 2 book chapters, and has given 4 oral presentations. Lauren won the Medical Student Teaching Award in the OHNS department at Washington University in 2018 and was a 1st place awardee for the Michael Paparella Research Award in 2015.

Please join me in welcoming Lauren Tashima Roland, MD!


Andrew H. Murr, MD, FACS
Professor and Chairman
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
University of California, San Francisco
School of Medicine