Charles Limb, MD appointed Medical Director of Cochlear Implantation

Charles Limb, MD appointed Medical Director of Cochlear Implantation at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland

It is with great pleasure that David Durand, MD, Steven Wilson, MD, and I announce that Charles Limb, MD has been appointed Medical Director of Cochlear Implantation at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland.

Charles is currently the Francis A. Sooy Professor and Chief of the Division of Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery at UCSF. Charles is also the Director of the Douglas Grant Cochlear Implant Center at UCSF. With this appointment, the cochlear implant programs throughout UCSF are now unified under Charles’ leadership, building upon the legacy of UCSF as one of the original pioneers in the field of cochlear implantation.

A graduate of Harvard College and Yale School of Medicine, Charles trained at Johns Hopkins in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and completed a fellowship in neurotology there before becoming a full time faculty member in 2003. Charles also completed post-doctoral training at the NIH in functional neuroimaging. Charles is an expert in complex sound perception in cochlear implantation and the neuroscience of music, and has lectured worldwide on this topic. Charles has a TED talk which summarizes his innovative work on music perception in cochlear implant users: Charles Limb, MD TED talk.

With this appointment, Charles will lead the combined team of UCSF audiologists, surgeons, scientists, and clinicians from the bench to the bedside, continuing UCSF’s leadership in the field of cochlear implantation.

Please join me in congratulating Charles on his appointment!

Warmly,

Andrew H. Murr, MD, FACS
Professor and Chairman
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
University of California, San Francisco
School of Medicine