The University of Arizona
Department of Surgery

Abraham Jacob, MD

Director, University of Arizona Ear Institute
Associate Professor of Surgery

Contact Information

General Surgery: PO Box 245024; Tucson, AZ 85724-5024
Arizona Cancer Center: 1515 N. Campbell Ave.
Office Phone
Office Fax

Practice Locations

Patient Appointments
(520) 694-1000
UMC Multispecialty Surgery Clinic 5th Floor, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85724
Clinic Fax
(520) 694-0114
The University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus


Clinical Specialties

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

  • Cochlear implants, Baha, and surgically implantable hearing aids

  • Resection of vestibular schwannomas (acoustic neuromas) and other NF2-associated tumors 

  • Primary and revision middle ear/mastoid surgery

  • Disorders of the facial nerve

Dr. Jacob's Patient Care Forms

Board Certification
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, 2005
Board Certification
Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery, 2010


MD: 1997, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1997-1998, General Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
1998-2004, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
2004-2006, Otology, Neurotology, and Cranial Base Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio


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.


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