Dr. Jackler was raised in Waterville, Maine, attended college and medical school in Boston, and moved west to the University of California, San Francisco for residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. After taking a Neurotology fellowship at the House Ear Clinic (1985), Dr Jackler joined the faculty at UCSF where he remained until 2003 when he become the Sewall Professor and Chair of the Department at OHNS and professor in the departments of Neurosurgery and Surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Dr. Jackler is an otologist-neurotologist who specializes in complex ear diseases. He has a special interest in tumors of the lateral and posterior cranial base and has written numerous analytical papers derived from his microsurgical series. A long standing collaboration with medical artist Chirstine Gralapp has produced over 1500 original illustrations of a wide variety of cranial base and ear microsurgical approaches (http://med.stanford.edu/ohns/atlas_sb/). For over 25 years Dr Jackler has directed a fellowship program in neurotology & skull base surgery which has trained a number of academic leaders in the field.
Dr Jackler has authored over 150 peer reviewed papers, over 35 textbook chapters, numerous editorials, published three books Neurotology (1994, 2004), Atlas of Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery –(1996, 2008), and Tumors of the Ear and Temporal Bone - 2000). Dr. Jackler leads the Stanford Initiative to Cure Hearing Loss whose mission is to create biological cures for major forms of inner ear hearing loss through a research effort that is sustained, large-scale, multidisciplinary, focused, goal–oriented, and transformational (http://hearinglosscure.stanford.edu).
In 2007, Dr. Jackler and his wife Laurie founded the interdisciplinary research group SRITA (Stanford Research Into The Impact of Tobacco Advertising). SRITA conducts research the ways the tobacco industry targets teens, women, and African Americans as well as how recently introduced products such as electronic cigarettes are marketed. While the Jackler collection of over 20,000 original tobacco advertisements now resides in the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Institution, SRITA maintains an annotated online digital collection of over 14,000 tobacco advertisement for use by scholars (tobacco.stanford.edu) and offers a traveling museum exhibit.
- Glomus Jugulare Tumor
- Ear Neoplasms
- Acoustic Neuroma, Cerebellopontine Angle
- Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (Ear, Nose and Throat)
- Facial Nerve Tumor
- Facial Paralysis
- Neurofibromatosis 2
Sewall Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (2003 - Present)
Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education, School of Medicine (2007 - 2011)
Honors & Awards
Distinguished Service Award, American Academiy of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery (1999)
Honorary Member, French Society of ENT (1996)
Honorary Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) (2005)
Honorary Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons (London) (2012)
Residency:Univ of California San Francisco (1984) CA
Internship:Univ of California San Francisco (1980) CA
Board Certification: Neurotology, American Board of Otolaryngology (2004)
Fellowship:House Ear Institute (1985) CA
Board Certification: Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology (1984)
Medical Education:Boston University School of Medicine (1979) MA
MD, Boston Univ School of Medicine, Medicine (1979)
Residency, Univ California, SF, Otolaryngology - Head/Neck Surg (1984)
Fellowship, House Ear Institute, Neurotology (1985)