Abraham Jacob, MD

Director, UA Ear Institute

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery/Division of Otolaryngology

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Dr. Jacob's research interests include the pathobiology of NF2-associated tumors such as vestibular schwannomas and meningiomas as well as the prevention, detection, treatment, and rehabilitation of chemotherapy-induced hearing loss (ototoxicity).  His current laboratory efforts focus on preclinical drug development for these diseases, and as a surgeon-scientist, Dr. Jacob is optimally positioned to translate novel basic science discoveries to the patient's bedside.  His work is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Clinical Information
Clinical Focus: 

Diagnosis and treatment of complex otology, neurotology, and lateral cranial base surgery:

  • Cochlear implants, Baha, and surgically implantable hearing aids
  • Resection of vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuromas) and other NF2-associated tumors
  • Primary and revision middle ear/mastoid surgery
  • Disorders of facial nerve
Clinical Practice Sites: 
The University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
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Research Program: 
1. Therapeutic Development
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Professional Information
Board Certifications: 

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2005

Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery, 2010

Academic Information
Otology, Neurotology, and Cranial Base Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Medical School: 
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI