Jeffrey Sharon, MD

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.


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


Mount Sinai School of Medicine 2009


Barnes Jewish Hospital 2014


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.

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