Charles Limb, MD

Otologist, neurotologist and skull base surgeon

Dr. Charles Limb is the chief of division of otology, neurotology and skull base surgery at UCSF. He is also the director of the UCSF Douglas Grant Cochlear Implant Center and holds a joint appointment in the department of neurological surgery. Limb's expertise covers the full scope of otology and neurotology, with a focus on the treatment of hearing loss and auditory disorders. He specializes in all surgeries of the temporal bone. His current areas of research focus on the study of the neural basis of musical creativity as well as the study of music perception in deaf individuals with cochlear implants.

Limb is the Francis A. Sooy professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at UCSF. Previously, he was associate professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and a faculty member at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. He completed a residency and fellowship in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Center for Hearing Sciences at Johns Hopkins and a second postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health.

Clinics

Cochlear Implant Center
2380 Sutter St., First Floor
Box 0342
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353–2464
Fax: (415) 353–2603

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
2380 Sutter St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353–2757
Fax: (415) 353–2603

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery
2380 Sutter St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-2757
Fax: (415) 353-2603

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Board Certification

Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology

Academic Title

Professor

More about Charles Limb

Education

Yale University School of Medicine 1996

Residencies

Johns Hopkins Hospital and Clinics 2002

Fellowships

Johns Hopkins Hospital and Clinics 2003

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Cheever T, Taylor A, Finkelstein R, Edwards E, Thomas L, Bradt J, Holochwost SJ, Johnson JK, Limb C, Patel AD, Tottenham N, Iyengar S, Rutter D, Fleming R, Collins FS. NIH/Kennedy Center Workshop on Music and the Brain: Finding Harmony. Neuron. 2018 Mar 21; 97(6):1214-1218.
  2. Deroche MLD, Limb CJ, Chatterjee M, Gracco VL. Similar abilities of musicians and non-musicians to segregate voices by fundamental frequency. J Acoust Soc Am. 2017 Oct; 142(4):1739.
  3. Jiam NT, Caldwell MT, Limb CJ. What Does Music Sound Like for a Cochlear Implant User? Otol Neurotol. 2017 Sep; 38(8):e240-e247.

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