Jay Rubinstein M.D., Ph.D.

Jay Rubinstein M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology), Surgery

Services

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Languages

English

Locations

Primary Location

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Center at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor, NE 300
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4022|Map It 

Bio

Dr. Rubinstein received ScB/ScM degrees in engineering at Brown University in 1981/83. He received an M.D. and Ph.D. in bioengineering at the University of Washington in 1987/88. He completed postdoctoral research training and residency in otolaryngology in 1994 at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He completed a Neurotology Fellowship at the University of Iowa in 1995 staying as assistant then associate professor of otolaryngology and bioengineering. In 2003/04 he was the Boerhaave Professor at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He is currently a professor of otolaryngology and bioengineering at Virginia Merrill Bloedel and the director of the Bloedel Hearing Research Center at the University of Washington. He is a past-president of the American Auditory Society and president of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology. He is a member of the Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum, as well as, a senior member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He has published over 110 peer reviewed articles in both clinical and basic science journals and has mentored 18 predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees in basic and translational research, as well as, providing clinical training to a large number of otolaryngology residents and fellows. His laboratory studies models of signal processing in and perception with cochlear implants and is collaborating in the development of a vestibular implant. His clinical interests encompass management of tumors of the lateral skull base, as well as, auditory, vestibular and facial nerve disorders.

Patient Care Philosophy

Otology and neurotology have made enormous strides in recent years. We are now able to not just rehabilitate lost hearing and balance function, but in many cases to enhance function that has only partly deteriorated. This increases the complexity of decision making and, hence, the physician's and surgeon's educational role in patient care. Partnering with patients in this process is what makes this field rewarding.

Personal Interests

Music, hiking, skiing, traveling and spending time with family.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Rubinstein's clinical interests encompass the management of tumors of the lateral skull base, as well as, auditory, vestibular and facial nerve discorders. He has special expertise in middle fossa approaches to the temporal bone and hearing preservation in cochlear implant surgery.

Research Interests

Dr. Rubinstein's laboratory studies models of signal processing in and perception with cochlear implants and is collaborating in the development of a vestibular implant. He is also the administrative director of the Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center at UW.

Affiliations

InstitutionCredentialSpecialtyYear
Univ. of Washington, School of MedicineMedical education1988
Univ. of Washington, School of MedicinePh.D1988
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterInternshipSurgery
Massachusetts Eye & Ear InfirmaryFellowship
Massachusetts Eye & Ear InfirmaryResidencyOtolaryngology
Univ. of Iowa, Dept. of OtolaryngologyFellowshipOtology & Neurotology

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD1988
PHD1988

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of OtolaryngologyNeurotology2005
American Board of OtolaryngologyOtolaryngology1995
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