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Jeffrey D. Sharon


Skull base surgeon

Dr. Jeffrey Sharon is an otologist (ear specialist), neurotologist (specialist in neurological ear disorders) and skull base surgeon. Director of the UCSF Balance and Falls Center, he specializes in cochlear implants (devices surgically placed in the inner ear to help patients who are deaf perceive sound). He also has expertise in treating dizziness, vertigo, hearing loss and ear infections, as well as rare or complicated ear disorders, such as cholesteatoma, vestibular schwannoma, otosclerosis and superior canal dehiscence (a problem with a bone in the inner ear, leading to hearing and balance problems).

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 (an uncommon complication of radiation therapy to the head and neck). He is especially interested in studying outcomes after treatment for vestibular disorders, and he has published studies looking at outcomes after surgery for superior canal dehiscence.

After receiving his medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Sharon completed a residency in otolaryngology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Washington University in St. Louis. He completed a fellowship in otology, neurotology and skull base surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Sharon is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, American Auditory Society and American Neurotology Society.

  • Education

    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2009

  • Residencies

    Washington University in St. Louis, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 2014

  • Fellowships

    Johns Hopkins Medicine, Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery, 2016

  • Board Certifications

    Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Where I see patients (4)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    242 Ratings
    About our process
    Aug 23, 2023
    Dr. Sharon and the entire staff were extremely professional crazy intelligent and very helpful
    Aug 23, 2023
    Excellent doctor. ProfessionalFRIENDLY
    Aug 22, 2023
    Aug 11, 2023
    Thanks for the visit. It's always great to have my questions taken seriously and it's great to feel that the doc isn't in a big hurry.
    Jul 20, 2023
    Issues with recommended follow up appointment scheduling.
    Jul 19, 2023
    The doctor was awesome! He helped possibly find an answer that we couldnt find for two years with other doctors. He explained everything to make sure he understood correctly he was nice and understanding he took the words right out of my child's mouth. It is nice to get an actual possible treatment then a "drink a lot of water" by all other doctors we've visited. He explained all treatment options very well. And made my daughter very comfortable. Everyone who spoke with us made my daughter comfortable (and she has anxiety). And he took all the time he needed to understand completely which we appreciate. Thank you!
    Jul 12, 2023
    He is very passionate about his job and what is next in his world of how to fix this person whom ever they may be. He has trust in what he does and believes it will be a day all will be healed. I agree with him. He nor I want anyone in pain.
    Jun 13, 2023
    I work on health care and Dr. Sharon is among the best providers I have ever had. I feel very lucky to be his patient.
    May 31, 2023
    Excellent and knowledge of my condition
    May 19, 2023
    Dr. Sharon did not demonstrate a lot of empathy for my issues and it felt like he just offered surgery and not a lot of answers. It felt like he was in a rush to leave. I've had different experiences with other ENTs so it felt unfortunate to feel this way especially since I waited so long to see him.
    May 18, 2023
    Doctor was abrasive condescending and talked over me. He listened but at the same time it was a struggle to talk with him.
    May 17, 2023
    The dr never asked if I understood my diagnosis and NEVER not once did he mention any after care
    May 16, 2023
    I did not feel like the care provider cared or tried to help me with my health issue.
    May 09, 2023
    Dr. Jeffrey Sharon was excellent! Exceptional doctor very involved in his speciality. After 15 years of seeing different doctors about my ailment Dr. Sharon was the first to offer a credible diagnosis and treatment options. I am so grateful that he is part of your practice.
    Apr 25, 2023
    Provider was very good
    Apr 23, 2023
    Wasn't aware that a PA was doing the initial consultation
    Apr 14, 2023
    very good
    Apr 11, 2023
    It was awesome
    Mar 17, 2023
    While Dr. Sharon is an excellent doctor the scheduling of appointments and wait times are hideously long
    Feb 20, 2023
    Dr. Sharon was excellent!
    Feb 10, 2023
    Very good experience.
    Feb 08, 2023
    Dr Sharon was awesome. He addressed alll my concerns and went overboard than any other physician in addressing my severe hearing loss by writing the questions on his computer for me to read.
    Jan 28, 2023
    Dr Sharon was fantastic
    Jan 28, 2023
    A poor for the last question due to difficulty getting an appointment and then the wait time.
    Jan 11, 2023
    I'm happy now with my hearing and don't have to wear hearing aids like before. Dr Sharon is a great doctor with great service. Thank you so much to Dr Sharon.
    Jan 11, 2023
    Dr Sharon was professional personable.
    Dec 19, 2022
    The provider was very rude and made the environment hostile. I was pressured to inform him of my therapy session and why I was attending them. After politely giving him a reason for seeing a therapist he was pressuring me to inform him further details by asking me what else a few times. I then informed him I did not want to disclose that kind of information to him. He was in a rush and informed me he had other patients to see. This was unfair as I was his patient and wanted to get all the information I could as well as all my questions needed answers. Most of my appointment's time was taken up re-explaining what I had informed the assistant instead of actually getting information and answers. I asked the provider if the nurse had mentioned anything to him about what brought me in that day and he said no.
    Dec 14, 2022
    Dr. Sharon is simply the best.
    Dec 10, 2022
    Dr. Jeffrey Sharon is patient kind articulate and brilliant!
    Dec 07, 2022
    Fair instructions on powder puff only as to how often but I didn't ask either
    Nov 30, 2022
    Dr Sharon is courteous kind and a good listener.
    Nov 27, 2022
    Dr Sharon is a very good doctor and always takes good care of me.
    Nov 11, 2022
    After reading all of the good reviews and of his expertise I was hoping for a different outcome with my situation. I was advised that this was a situation where there is not a lotOf research/cures for the problem.
    Nov 09, 2022
    Dr. Sharon is great but the wait to get an appointment was ridiculous. UCSF needs to pay their physicians more money so they can attract them to this very expensive market.
    Oct 26, 2022
    I waited two months for this appointment. He had not looked at the imaging yet for all that time. The way I see it I didn't even need to be there though he did find on exam that I've lost some sense of balance on my left side. Could he not have reviewed the image prior to my visit like two months ago and consulted at that time with the UCSF radiologist before I was asked to come in? He told me to check with him in two weeks after his radiologist had had a chance to look at the picture.
    Oct 20, 2022
    Dr. Sharon was personable friendly and made me feel confident and comfortable with my decision to go ahead with a CI implant.
    Oct 19, 2022
    Seemed rushed. Kept looking at the clock.
    Oct 09, 2022
    He simply the best
    Oct 06, 2022
    Dr. Sharon has always been a great listener and has truly helped me get my life back. I feel so fortunate to have him caring for me and helping me with any changes along the way. I am very grateful for him!
    Oct 05, 2022
    Dr Sharon was very nice and very patient. I'm glad that I've decided my surgery on my both ears with Dr Sharon. He is doing a wonderful job. I'm already noticing my hearing is improving a lot on my most recently ear surgery and my previous ear surgery couple years ago. I just want to say thank you so much to Dr Sharon
    Sep 30, 2022
    I would have like more information on why the migraine preventative was selected. No AVS/notes so can't catch up that way. I sent mychart message and no reply yet.
    Sep 21, 2022
    Dr Sharon is a very nice and professional care provider
    Sep 21, 2022
    Every person I dealt with was uniformly great.
    Aug 31, 2022
    Dr. Sharon was very thorough and patient while explaining things and answering questions. He was straightforward with his opinions and recommendations and very kind at the same time. He did not seem rushed and was willing to answer all of our questions.
    Aug 10, 2022
    Dr Sharon is the greatest. He is professional caring courteous friendly and takes very good care of me and my problems. I thank him sincerely.
    Aug 06, 2022
    Felt a little rushed by the doctor -- he's a nice guy but I felt like he came in removed the packing from my ear and was out the door to the next patient. I had to stop him from leaving to ask a clarifying question about my care. Again he was nice professional and answered my question. It's not that I needed a lot more time with him just felt like he was running from one patient to the next with his students.
    Jul 27, 2022
    Excellent experiences
    Apr 20, 2022
    I was very anxious about the ear injection and the doctor was very patient with me. He was right-it wasn't that bad. I appreciated his patience and not pressuring me-I think he explained some of the same things multiple times because I was scared and wasn't following. He was really nice about it.
    Mar 23, 2022
    Dr. Sharon is Great! One of the best doctors I have seen.
    Mar 19, 2022
    Very good.
    Mar 16, 2022
    Mar 12, 2022
    Dr. Sharon is absolutely brilliant. He spent a long time with me asking me many questions and diagnosed the cause of my dizziness which I have been experiencing for more than a year. I am very grateful.
    Mar 04, 2022
    Dr. Sharon has a terrific demeanor is very knowledgable and wonderfully engaged in guiding me through hearing loss and possible surgery.
    Feb 16, 2022
    I have seen MANY doctors for my condition and I will happily drive an hour and wait an hour for Dr. Sharon because he is the absolute best. He Is as caring and thoughtful as he Is Intelligent and skilled - a surprisingly hard combination to find In medical professionals. His attentiveness and deep knowledge and expertise for my condition are truly unmatched and GREATLY appreciated!
    Feb 16, 2022
    I felt confident that Dr Sharon was knowledgeable and competent and he answered all my questions and I didn't feel rushed.
    Feb 09, 2022
    This appointment felt very rushed

    Selected research

    Decorative Caduceus

    Galcanezumab for Vestibular Migraine

    This is a recently developed and validated outcome measure for vestibular migraine from the investigators. It has been shown to be highly reliable and valid, and responsive to treatment changes. At this point, it is the only disea...