Patrick Ha to be Chief of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery at UCSF

It is an honor to announce that Patrick Ha, MD will be joining the team as the Chief of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery at UCSF.

Patrick attended Harvard College undergraduate and earned his MD degree from Johns Hopkins University. He accomplished his internship, residency, and advanced training in Head and Neck Surgery all at Johns Hopkins. Following training, Patrick has been a clinician scientist on the full time faculty at Johns Hopkins working at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center where he has been a successful clinician scientist. Patrick’s RO1 funding is supporting work in determining the mechanisms behind adenoid cystic carcinoma. He is also involved in other basic science research investigating the mechanisms underlying head and neck cancer.

Patrick has expertise in all aspects of head and neck oncologic surgery including head and neck endocrine surgery, robotic surgery, and ablative surgery. This, combined with his management skills and his collegial nature, will make him a great team member and team leader as we advance the translational capacity of our head and neck oncologic clinical and research enterprise.

Please join me in welcoming Patrick to the team! We expect him to join us this Fall.

I would also like to thank the search committee comprised of Andy Goldberg, Daniel Knott, Sue Yom, Alain Algazi, and Mark Courey. Steve Wang also contributed many hours to the search, as did the entire head and neck oncology team and the staff of the department.


Andrew H. Murr, MD
Professor and Chairman
Roger Boles, MD Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology Education
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
University of California, San Francisco
School of Medicine