Abraham Jacob, MD

Associate Professor and Vice Chairman, Otolaryngology
Director, UA Ear Institute
Abraham Jacob, an internationally renowned Otologist/Neurotologist, specializes in the treatment and rehabilitation of complex ear and lateral skull base diseases.Dr. Jacob obtained his medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School, completed internship and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck residency at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and was a fellow in Otology, Neurotology, and Cranial Base Surgery at The Ohio State University.  Prior to his arrival at the University of Arizona, Dr. Jacob was Assistant Professor in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Ohio State, where he had developed a robust clinical practice, established a state-of-the-art temporal bone laboratory for resident education, and obtained nearly $1.5 million in grant funding for clinical and basic science research.  He has published numerous peer-reviewed papers and presented regularly at regional, national, and international meetings.  He is currently Associate Professor with Tenure at UA, Vice Chair of Otolaryngology, and the Director of the UA Ear Institute – the most comprehensive ear program in the Southwest.  Dr. Jacob has a robust clinical practice in chronic ear surgery, implantable hearing devices, operative management of dizziness, and surgery for the resection of lateral skull base tumors such as vestibular schwannomas/meningiomas; he acts as Faculty Mentor to medical students, residents, and junior faculty pursuing research careers at the University of Arizona; and he has established a 1200-sq-ft molecular biology laboratory at the UA Cancer Center. Dr. Jacob is double board-certified in Otolaryngology as well as Otology, Neurotology, and Cranial Base Surgery.  He has been named to Tucson’s Best Doctors, Best Doctors of America, and Castle & Connolly Top Doctors.  Dr. Jacob is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the Politzer Society, the American College of Surgeons, the Triological Society, the American Neurotology Society and the American Otological Society.  He has served on the American Board of Otolaryngology Task Force, is currently on the ACGME Milestones Committees for Otolaryngology and Neurotology, and begins his tenure as an ABOto Oral Board Examiner in 2015.  For a complete listing of Dr. Jacob’s clinical, education, and research activities, please see his curriculum vitae.

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