Welcome to UCSF: Charles Limb, MD

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Charles Limb, MD will be joining UCSF as the Francis A. Sooy, MD Professor and Chief of Otology/Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery! Charles will also be the Director of the Douglas Grant Cochlear Implant Center and hold a joint appointment in the Department of Neurosurgery.

Charles is a 1992 graduate of Harvard University and earned his MD degree at Yale. He accomplished his surgical internship at Johns Hopkins after which he completed a two year T32 NIH fellowship. His residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery followed by a fellowship in Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery were both at Johns Hopkins. Further training at the NIH was pursued as a postdoctoral research fellow from 2003-2006.

Charles then embarked on an extremely successful clinical and research career on the faculty of Johns Hopkins where he became an Associate Professor with active appointments in the School of Education and the Peabody Conservatory of Music in addition to his appointment within the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Charles has authored more than 60 manuscripts and is an expert in music perception especially as it pertains to cochlear implantation. He has lectured world-wide and has collaborated on numerous NIH supported grants, and on grant based collaborations with foundations and industry. Charles has also had extraordinary contribution to the arts and is on the Board of Directors of the American Auditory Society. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of Trends in Amplification and has served on numerous editorial boards. He has received numerous honors acknowledging his work including invitations to present “The Neuroscience of Jazz” at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City and to be a featured panelist at the Sundance Film Festival.

Nevertheless, Charles is an extremely busy clinician with an active practice in skull base surgery, cochlear implantation, and otology. He is the father of two children and the husband of Susan Lee Limb, MD.

I would like to thank Andrew N. Goldberg, MD and his search committee who accomplished an exhaustive and thorough search for this position resulting in the recruitment of Charles to UCSF.

Please join me in offering congratulations to Charles Limb, MD!!

Thank you,

Andrew H. Murr, MD
Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Roger Boles, MD Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology Education
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery