Abraham Jacob, MD

Director, University of Arizona Ear Institute

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery/Division of Otolaryngology

E-Mail Address: 
Phone Number: 
(520)626-3553
Fax: 
(520)626-1632
Short Bio: 

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
Research Information
Research Program: 
1. Therapeutic Development
Member Status: 
Member
Summary of Research Activity: 

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 funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Selected Publications: 

 

1994 James B. Angell Scholar

 

1994 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

1996 Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society in Medicine

2004 Washington University Otolaryngology Medical Student Teaching Award

2007 Nicholas Torok Award, American Neurotology Society

2007 Columbus Business First’s Forty under 40

2008 The Triological Society Career Development Award

2010 George L. Adams Young Faculty Award Middle Section; Triological Society

2011 Accepted Thesis/Induction to The Triological Society as Active Member

2011 Politzer Prize Recipient: Best Science Submission

 
Professional Information
Board Certifications: 

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2005

Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery, 2010

1997-2006: Missouri State Board of Medical Examiners License #112997

2004-Present: Ohio State Board of Medical Examiners License #35.084212

6/1/2005 – 6/30/2015: Board Certification in Otolaryngology

6/1/2010-6/30/2020: Board Certification in Neurotology & Cranial Base Surgery: NPI #1376592576

2011 - Present: Arizona State Medical License #44630

Professional Affiliations: 

1999-2007: American Medical Association

2004-2007: Ohio State Medical Association

1999-present: American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

1999-2001: Association for Research in Otolaryngology

2006-2011: Associate member, Triological Society

2007-present: American Neurotology Society

2007-present: Politzer Society

2009-present: American College of Surgeons

2011-present: Fellow, Triological Society (Thesis accepted 2011)

Honors: 

1989 National Merit Scholarship Finalist

1989 Rotary Club Scholar

1994 Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

1994 Golden Key National Honor Society

1994 James B. Angell Scholar

1994 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

1996 Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society in Medicine

2004 Washington University Otolaryngology Medical Student Teaching Award

2007 Nicholas Torok Award, American Neurotology Society

2007 Columbus Business First’s Forty under 40

2008 The Triological Society Career Development Award

2010 George L. Adams Young Faculty Award Middle Section; Triological Society

2011 Accepted Thesis/Induction to The Triological Society as Active Member

2011 Politzer Prize Recipient: Best Science Submission

Academic Information
Fellowship: 
Otology, Neurotology, and Cranial Base Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Residency: 
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
Undergraduate School: 
8/90 - 6/94: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI