Charles Limb

MD

Chief of Otology, Neurology and Skull Base Surgery
Otologist, neurotologist and skull base surgeon
Hearing specialist and musician

Dr. Charles Limb is a specialist in ear disorders (otology), including neurological ear disorders (neurotology), as well as skull base surgery. He focuses particularly on treating hearing loss and auditory conditions. His expertise includes all surgeries of the temporal bone. Chief of the UCSF Division of Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery, he is also director of the UCSF Douglas Grant Cochlear Implant Center.

In his research, Limb has investigated the neural basis of musical creativity and has studied music perception in deaf individuals with cochlear implants.

Limb received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his medical degree from Yale School of Medicine. He completed a residency and fellowship in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Center for Hearing and Balance, and a second postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health.

Limb is the UCSF Francis A. Sooy Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Previously, he was associate professor of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery and a faculty member at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University.

  • Education

    Yale School of Medicine, 1996

  • Residencies

    Johns Hopkins Medicine, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 2002

  • Fellowships

    Johns Hopkins Medicine, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 2003

  • Board Certifications

    Neurotology, American Board of Otolaryngology

    Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology

  • Academic Title

    Professor

I became a hearing specialist out of a deep love for musical experiences and a desire to help people suffering from hearing disorders.

Cochlear Implant Center

2380 Sutter St., First Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115

Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Clinic

2380 Sutter St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115

Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery

2380 Sutter St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115

My reviews

4.9

Overall Experience
232 Reviews
I feel extremely lucky to have Dr. Limb as my doctor. From the first day we met and continuously since he has demonstrated concern for my problem which is not very serious considering the issues other patients may have and he has been professional friendly informative insightful and patient. I have a great deal of confidence in him and appreciate that he doesn't seem to view my issue as small or trivial.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
232 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
231 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
220 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
229 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
231 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
229 Reviews

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