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Dr. Patrick Ha is chief of the UCSF Division of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology. His expertise in patient care covers the full scope of head and neck surgery, with a focus on thyroid and parathyroid surgery as well as endoscopic approaches to throat cancer surgery.

Ha's research is currently focused on molecular changes that occur in adenoid cystic carcinoma of the salivary gland.

Ha received an undergraduate degree in biology from Harvard University, graduating magna cum laude. He obtained his medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, graduating with membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He then completed his residency training and a postdoctoral fellowship at the otolaryngology department of Johns Hopkins, along with advanced fellowship training in head and neck oncologic surgery.

Ha serves on the editorial board of several medical journals, including Oral Oncology. He is the Irwin Mark Jacobs and Joan Klein Jacobs Distinguished Professor in Head and Neck Cancer.

  • Education

    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1999

  • Residencies

    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Otolaryngology, 2005

  • Board Certifications

    Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology

  • Academic Title


Where I see patients (4)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    377 Ratings
    About our process
    Feb 09, 2023
    Dr. Ha was very cordial informative thorough and reassuring in his assessment evaluation & diagnosis of my condition.
    Feb 07, 2023
    Dr. Ha is exceptional in his care and caring.
    Feb 07, 2023
    This was 6 mo follow-up post treatment. All great news. Dr Ha is great!
    Feb 02, 2023
    Would recommend Dr. Patrick Ha to anyone who has neck problems. Is very patient and friendly towards everyone's needs.
    Jan 17, 2023
    Everything was Great Thanks to everyone Doctor is Wonderful
    Jan 14, 2023
    Loved meeting Dr Ha! I asked a lot of questions and his explanations were full and understandable.
    Jan 12, 2023
    He was calm patient personable and knowledgeable. I came to the appointment with a high degree of stress related to my condition and left the appointment feeling less stress and more confidence about my scenario
    Jan 12, 2023
    Dr Ha is thorough and gentle
    Dec 22, 2022
    Dr. Ha is a very good listener with an excellent bedside manner !!!
    Dec 21, 2022
    I would give Dr Ha a 10 in all categories if possible!
    Dec 13, 2022
    Dr. Ha was excellent.
    Dec 08, 2022
    I have more questions Which came up after the appointment
    Dec 06, 2022
    I couldn't have a better physician in every way
    Dec 06, 2022
    I have recommended Dr. Ha many times and will continue to do so.
    Nov 23, 2022
    You have an amazing facility and I have the highest confidence In Dr Ha for dealing with my diagnosis and and required surgery.
    Nov 22, 2022
    Dr. Ha is so patient and friendly. Would recommend to anyone for their health problems.
    Nov 08, 2022
    In a nutshell Dr. Ha instilled confidence in a humble yet assuring and knowledgeable manner. We discussed the morbidity facts known and potential plans based on information assessed at this time. I am confident that I will receive the care I need from this provider and look forward to coordinating further care with him.
    Nov 08, 2022
    I couldn't be happier with Dr. Ha & his team. They are all first class!
    Nov 06, 2022
    I worked for UCSF for 35 years and I've read the records of patients of my caregiver. I know who he is who his team is and I can't believe my great fortune.
    Nov 01, 2022
    Dr.Patrick Ha is a great doctor very pleased with the services he has provided.
    Oct 27, 2022
    Loved how Dr. Ha and his team were friendly and patient towards my questions and concerns regarding my neck lump surgery.
    Oct 25, 2022
    Very professional clear communication about the prognosis and possible next steps.
    Oct 19, 2022
    The swallow specialist gave good instructions on exercises. Although Dr. Ha was very busy and running late he attended to my concerns. I think perhaps he walks on water.
    Oct 11, 2022
    Amazing thank you all
    Oct 04, 2022
    Appointment was follow-up visit. Quick and easy!
    Sep 30, 2022
    Dr. Patrick Ha is OUTSTANDING in his compassion and empathy. He always give clear explanations of findings and concerns.
    Sep 16, 2022
    No one better or more caring than Dr Patrick Ha.
    Aug 30, 2022
    Dr ha is excellent!
    Aug 18, 2022
    Nurse Practitioner cleaned my wound. She was very kind and attentive.
    Aug 16, 2022
    Dr Ha is an excellent provider very compassionate
    Aug 09, 2022
    You are the best by far. Thank you very much . 4 Hero's Reign. At UCSF
    Jul 27, 2022
    Any health issues in future I'll be coming to ucsf for sure.
    Jul 26, 2022
    Dr. Ha is the best at relating to patients of any doctor I've known.
    Jul 13, 2022
    Dr ha BEST DR EVER!!! I have been in the medical field 35+ years . Dr Ha is an impressive man friendly kind caring thank you
    Jul 09, 2022
    Always very good optomistic & inspiring experience seeing Dr. Ha.
    Jun 11, 2022
    The doctor is amazing
    Jun 07, 2022
    Very nice
    May 28, 2022
    Dr. Ha was very thorough !!!
    May 19, 2022
    Dr Ha is the best. He is obviously the one to see for head and neck cancer treatment. He is also a caring individual. I am sure he is extremely busy but I never felt hurried during the appointment. I felt like I was his only patient!
    May 03, 2022
    Perfect visit
    Mar 31, 2022
    Across the board the after care instructions are spotty. The doctors and other departments do not seem to communicate sufficiently. The end result is that you do not get clear instructions about any of your symptoms and how to manage them. The departments are not coordinated.
    Mar 15, 2022
    Mar 15, 2022
    Again I appreciate Dr Ha but if I just got diagnosed I would not have been happy with 2-1/2 Hours wait.
    Feb 17, 2022
    Dr. Ha is tops. I feel very fortunate to have him treating me.
    Feb 09, 2022
    Exceptional provider. Teats the patient like family. Very clear with all instructions. Excellent.
    Jan 04, 2022
    Everything was great except for the lack of test results necessary to prepare for my meeting with Dr. Ha.
    Nov 28, 2021
    This was a follow up visit. All continues to go well so no changes had to be made
    Nov 21, 2021
    Dr Ha is the best
    Sep 25, 2021
    Dr Ha is fantastic.
    Sep 20, 2021
    Aug 04, 2021
    Best of the best.
    Jul 22, 2021
    Dr. Ha is exceptional! I greatly appreciated his clear communication and concern for my condition.
    Jun 22, 2021
    All very good...
    May 16, 2021
    Dr. Ha always goes above and beyond in caring for me.
    May 04, 2021
    the image scans were someone else's in my file. he was confused. it said her name on the images but my profile. he didnt know I had a tumor at the beginning. he thought I had a cyst in my mouth. then he realized they scanned in the wrong imaging. he did not have the files transferred from PAMF.

    "When I go to work, we all share the same vision, from the patient, to the provider, to every staff member."