Jeffrey Sharon, MD

Neurotologist
Otologist
Skull base surgeon

Dr. Jeffrey Sharon is the director of the UCSF Balance and Falls Center. He specializes in cochlear implants, along with the treatment of dizziness, vertigo, hearing loss, ear infections, cholesteatoma, vestibular schwannoma, otosclerosis, superior canal dehiscence, and other conditions related to the ear.

After receiving his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Sharon completed his internship and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, followed by a fellowship in otology, neurotology and skull base surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

In addition to treating patients, Sharon has conducted and published research on several topics related to hearing and balance disorders. This includes patient safety in lateral skull base surgery, the use of MRI in cochlear implantation, and osteoradionecrosis of the skull base. He is especially interested in studying outcomes after treatment for vestibular disorders, and has published several studies looking at outcomes after surgery for superior canal dehiscence.

Sharon is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Auditory Society and the American Neurotology Society. He is an assistant professor in the UCSF Division of Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery.

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.

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.

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

More about Jeffrey Sharon

Education

Mount Sinai School of Medicine 2009

Residencies

Barnes Jewish Hospital 2014

Fellowships

Johns Hopkins Hospital 2016

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Pross SE, Ward BK, Sharon JD, Weinreich HM, Aygun N, Francis HW. A Prospective Study of Pain From Magnetic Resonance Imaging With Cochlear Implant Magnets In Situ. Otol Neurotol. 2018 Feb; 39(2):e80-e86.
  2. Naert L, Van de Berg R, Van de Heyning P, Bisdorff A, Sharon JD, Ward BK, Van Rompaey V. Aggregating the symptoms of superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome. Laryngoscope. 2017 Dec 27.
  3. Zenga J, Sharon JD, Gross J, Gantz J, Pipkorn P. Soft palate reconstruction after radionecrosis: Combined anterolateral thigh adipofascial and nasoseptal flaps. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2017 Nov 13.
  4. Alkhafaji MS, Varma S, Pross SE, Sharon JD, Nellis JC, Santina CCD, Minor LB, Carey JP. Long-Term Patient-Reported Outcomes After Surgery for Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome. Otol Neurotol. 2017 Oct; 38(9):1319-1326.
  5. Xie Y, Sharon JD, Pross SE, Abt NB, Varma S, Della Santina CC, Minor LB, Carey JP. Surgical Complications from Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome Repair: Two Decades of Experience. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Aug; 157(2):273-280.
  6. Pross SE, Sharon JD, Lim M, Moghekar A, Rao A, Carey JP. Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension after Vestibular Schwannoma Resection Due to an Unexpected Pathology: Tarlov Cysts. Cureus. 2017 May 19; 9(5):e1261.
  7. Nellis JC, Sharon JD, Pross SE, Ishii LE, Ishii M, Dey JK, Francis HW. Multifactor Influences of Shared Decision-Making in Acoustic Neuroma Treatment. Otol Neurotol. 2017 Mar; 38(3):392-399.
  8. Sharon JD, Northcutt BG, Aygun N, Francis HW. Magnetic Resonance Imaging at 1.5 Tesla With a Cochlear Implant Magnet in Place: Image Quality and Usability. Otol Neurotol. 2016 10; 37(9):1284-90.
  9. Sharon JD, Carey JP, Schubert MC. Upbeat nystagmus after bilateral superior canal plugging: A peripheral cause of vertical nystagmus. Laryngoscope. 2017 Jul; 127(7):1698-1700.
  10. Sharon JD, Pross SE, Ward BK, Carey JP. Revision Surgery for Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome. Otol Neurotol. 2016 09; 37(8):1096-103.
  11. Sharon JD, Kraus CL, Ehrenburg M, Weinreich HM, Francis HW. Risk Assessment and Prevention of Corneal Complications After Lateral Skull Base Surgery. Otol Neurotol. 2016 09; 37(8):1148-54.
  12. Kochhar A, Albathi M, Sharon JD, Ishii LE, Byrne P, Boahene KD. Transposition of the Intratemporal Facial to Hypoglossal Nerve for Reanimation of the Paralyzed Face: The VII to XII TranspositionTechnique. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2016 Sep 01; 18(5):370-8.
  13. Nieman CL, Weinreich HM, Sharon JD, Chien WW, Francis HW. Use of Pericranial Flap Coverage in Cochlear Implantation of the Radical Cavity: Rationale, Technique, and Experience. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 09; 155(3):533-7.
  14. Meiklejohn DA, Corrales CE, Boldt BM, Sharon JD, Yeom KW, Carey JP, Blevins NH. Pediatric Semicircular Canal Dehiscence: Radiographic and Histologic Prevalence, With Clinical Correlation. Otol Neurotol. 2015 Sep; 36(8):1383-9.
  15. Zenga J, Sharon JD, Santiago P, Nussenbaum B, Haughey BH, Fox IK, Myckatyn TM, Diaz JA, Chicoine MR. Lower Trapezius Flap for Reconstruction of Posterior Scalp and Neck Defects after Complex Occipital-Cervical Surgeries. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2015 Sep; 76(5):397-408.
  16. Sharon JD, Trevino C, Schubert MC, Carey JP. Treatment of Menière's Disease. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2015 Apr; 17(4):341.
  17. Desai SC, Sand JP, Sharon JD, Branham G, Nussenbaum B. Scalp reconstruction: an algorithmic approach and systematic review. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2015 Jan-Feb; 17(1):56-66.
  18. Sharon JD, Khwaja SS, Drescher A, Gay H, Chole RA. Osteoradionecrosis of the temporal bone: a case series. Otol Neurotol. 2014 Aug; 35(7):1207-17.
  19. Neely JG, Paniello RC, Graboyes EM, Sharon JD, Grindler DJ, Nussenbaum B. Practical guide to understanding clinical research compliance. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 May; 150(5):716-21.
  20. Sharon JD, Hullar TE. Motion sensitivity and caloric responsiveness in vestibular migraine and Meniere's disease. Laryngoscope. 2014 Apr; 124(4):969-73.

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