Daniel Lander, MD

Daniel Lander, MD

MD, MSCI: Washington University School of Medicine

Hometown: Highlands Ranch, CO

Personal Statement: I chose Wash U because of its well-rounded clinical training with excellent exposure to all of the different sub-specialties of otolaryngology, abundance of research opportunities, and supportive program culture.


Undergraduate: Pepperdine University, Mathematics, 2014

Master of Science in Clinical Investigation: Washington University School of Medicine, 2020

Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine, 2020


  • Pepperdine University National Science Division’s Outstanding Graduate, 2014
  • Washington University School of Medicine Dean’s Fellowship, 2016


  1. Lander DP, Roland LT. Updates in the Classification of Fungal Sinusitis. Current Treatment Options in Allergy. June 2023; 10:93-105. doi:10.1007/s40521-023-00334-9 
  2. Lander VE, Belle JI, Kingston NL, Herndon JM, Hogg GD, Liu X, Kang LI, Knolhoff BL, Bogner SJ, Baer JM, Zuo C, Borcherding NC, Lander DP, et al. Stromal Reprogramming by FAK Inhibition Overcomes Radiation Resistance to Allow for Immune Priming and Response to Checkpoint Blockade. Cancer Discov. Dec 2 2022;12(12):2774-2799. doi:10.1158/2159-8290.Cd-22-0192 
  3. Lander DP, Lee JJ, Kallogjeri D, et al. The Impact of Treatment Delay on Malunion and Nonunion After Open Reduction of Mandible Fractures. Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med. Dec 2021;23(6):460-466. doi:10.1089/fpsam.2020.0607
  4. Vannucci A, Riordan IR, Prifti K, Sebastiani A, Helsten DL, Lander DP, et al. Prolonged time to extubation after general anaesthesia is associated with early escalation of care: A retrospective observational study. Eur J Anaesthesiol. May 1 2021;38(5):494-504. doi:10.1097/eja.0000000000001316 
  5. Walia A, Lander D, Durakovic N, Shew M, Wick CC, Herzog J. Outcomes after mini-craniotomy middle fossa approach combined with mastoidectomy for lateral skull base defects. Am J Otolaryngol. Jan-Feb 2021;42(1):102794. doi:10.1016/j.amjoto.2020.102794 
  6. Lee JJ, Lander DP, Jackson RS, Zenga J, Pipkorn P. Occlusion and Functional Outcomes after Complete Temporomandibular Joint Resection with Soft Tissue Reconstruction. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Apr 2020;162(4):589-592. doi:10.1177/0194599819901144 
  7. Jiramongkolchai P, Lander DP, Kallogjeri D, et al. Trend of surgery for orbital cellulitis: An analysis of state inpatient databases. Laryngoscope. Mar 2020;130(3):567-574. doi:10.1002/lary.28050 
  8. Schuette A, Lander DP, Kallogjeri D, et al. Predicting Hearing Loss After Radiotherapy and Cisplatin Chemotherapy in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Feb 1 2020;146(2):106-112. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.3550 
  9. Lander DP, Durakovic N, Kallogjeri D, et al. Incidence of Infectious Complications Following Cochlear Implantation in Children and Adults. JAMA. Jan 14 2020;323(2):182-183. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.18611