Dr. Jeffrey Harris, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Harris, MD

Neurotology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. Jeffrey Harris, MD is a neurotology specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1974 and specializes in neurotology.Read his story

9350 Campus Point Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers
Ear Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Harris' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Harris "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, Ménière’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 Instititute, the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery. Recently, 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 Hospital, 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."
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1  Specialties

  • Neurotology

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

33  Conditions Treated

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9  Procedures

  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • University Penn Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Mass Ee Infirm Harvard
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • University Zurich Switz
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Harris has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Harris' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Harris to family and friends
8 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Harris' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

He was amazing. He got a difficult thing out of my ear in a second. Thats not what amazed me. Its his positive attitude even when I was blaming his people, how he dealt with me. I am convinced he is an humble man who wants to do the best for his patient.
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