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About Jeffrey P. Harris, MD, PhD

Dr. Harris is a neuro-otologic surgeon who deals with disorders of the ear, hearing and balance, and tumors that affect the skull base.

Dr. Harris has an active clinical practice and leads a large research team committed to discovering the causes of deafness and other disorders such as acoustic neuromas, skull base surgery, Meniere's disease and autoimmune inner ear disease. He has served on several scientific review boards, including the NIH, the Deafness Research Foundation, the American Otologic Society, the House Ear Institute, the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery.

He co-chaired the Expert Panel on Hearing and Hearing Impairment for the National Institutes of Health, which identified the priorities for federal funding of hearing research over the next decade. Recently, Dr. Harris was awarded a $4 million multi-institutional clinical trial to evaluate immunosuppressive drugs in the treatment of autoimmune disease, including autoimmune deafness.

He is a past president of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, the largest international organization devoted to research in otolaryngology, and the past president of the San Diego Academy of Otolaryngology. He has also served as chief of staff of the UC San Diego Medical Center and chief of staff of the UC San Diego Thornton Pavilion, as well as an elected member of the Board of Governors for the UC San Diego Medical Group.

Dr. Harris has been named an outstanding otolaryngologist in Town & Country magazine and American Health Magazine, and was included in "Best Doctors in America" by Woodward and White and "The Guide to Top Doctors." UC San Diego's Division of Otolaryngology has been listed as one of the best otolaryngology programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

In 2015 he received the American Otological Society Award of Merit. Dr. Harris has been a visiting professor at many prestigious universities and institutions, including Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Michigan, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Washington, the Mayo Clinic, Stanford, the Cleveland Clinic, and many European universities. He has been an invited guest speaker at the Academies of Otolaryngology in Britain, Ireland, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Norway, China, Spain, Brazil, Korea, and Thailand.

He is on the editorial board of many scientific journals, and has published four books and over 200 scientific articles. Dr. Harris has also been appointed editor in chief of the Journal of Audiology and Neurotology.

UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see ENT / Head and Neck and Moores Cancer Center.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

  • University of Zurich

Residency

  • Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Gender

  • Male

Languages

  • French

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Conditions and Treatments

  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Otology
  • Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
  • Sudden Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Reconstruction (Stapedectomy)
  • Complex Ossicular Problems
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Vestibular Schwannoma
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Neurotology
  • Skin Growth Behind the Eardrum (Cholesteatoma)
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted