Dr. Charles Limb Honored as NIH Distinguished Clinical Research Scholar and Educator in Residence

December 8, 2021
Charles Limb, MD

Charles Limb, MD, has been selected as the 2022 "National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center Distinguished Clinical Research Scholar and Educator in Residence" (DCRSER). Dr. Limb is a professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF OHNS).

Dr. Limb was selected by the Medical Executive Committee and its chair, Brian Brooks, MD, at the NIH Clinical Center. Recipients of this honor are selected based on a track record of outstanding achievements in their biomedical specialty, their interest and expertise in teaching and their reputation as great role models.

"This is a well-deserved honor for Dr. Limb," said UCSF OHNS Department Chair Andrew Murr, MD. "We are proud and excited for him to represent UCSF OHNS on a national stage."

As the 2022 NIH Clinical Center's DCRSER honoree, Dr. Limb will give a "Great Teachers Lecture," a special component of weekly Clinical Center Grand Rounds. Great Teachers lectures allow speakers an opportunity to inform and inspire principal investigators, staff clinicians and clinical research and research trainees, while addressing topics about which the speaker is passionate. Traditionally, the DCRSER recipient is invited to spend several days at the NIH Clinical Center participating in a variety of activities.

At UCSF OHNS, Dr. Limb is the Francis A. Sooy Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, the division chief of otology, neurotology and skull base surgery, the director of the Douglas Grant Cochlear Implant Center and the medical director of cochlear implantation at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Oakland. He also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Neurosurgery.

From all of us at UCSF OHNS, congratulations, Dr. Limb!