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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

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    Knew the important information about your medical history
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    The provider showed respect for what you had to say
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