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About me

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


Head and Neck Surgery Cancer Clinic

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Melanoma & Skin Cancer Program

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth Street, Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Oral Dysplasia Program

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

My reviews


Overall Experience
290 Reviews
I cannot imagine there is a better head/neck/throat surgeon in the world than Dr Ha. Technically or personally.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
289 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
289 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
279 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
288 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
287 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
286 Reviews

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

Selected research