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Aaron Tward, MD, PhD

Title 
Assistant Professor
Degrees 
MD, PhD
Phone 
+1 415 353-2757
Address 
513 Parnassus Ave, Rm 718
UCSF Box 0342
San Francisco, CA 94143
United States
About Me 

Aaron D. Tward M.D., Ph.D., is a board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the ear and skull base.

Dr. Tward has particular clinical interests in cochlear implantation, management of benign and malignant tumors of the skull base including acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma), surgery for chronic otitis media, stapedectomy, superior semi-circular canal dehiscence repair, and endoscopic surgery of the ear and skull base.

Dr. Tward’s research interests include tumor biology, the genetics and genomics of disorders of the head and neck, the development and physiology of the organs of hearing, and clinical outcomes of surgery of the ear and skull base.

Education and Training:
• Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles, B.S. - Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
• Graduate School: University of California, Los Angeles, M.A. - Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Lab of A. Jake Lusis
• Graduate School: University of California, San Francisco, Ph.D. - Biomedical Sciences, Lab of J. Michael Bishop
• Medical School: University of California, San Francisco, M.D.
• Internship: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School - General Surgery

• Residency: Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Harvard Medical School Residency Program in Otolaryngology
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Massachusetts General Hospital
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center
Boston Children’s Hospital

• Clinical Fellowship: Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Massachusetts General Hospital
(Michael J. McKenna and Daniel J. Lee Fellowship directors)

• Post Doctoral: The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Lab of Todd R. Golub

• Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology
• License, Medical Board of California