Jay Rubinstein M.D., Ph.D.

 Jay Rubinstein M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology), Surgery


Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery




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 


Jay Rubinstein, M.D., Ph.D. is a surgeon at UW Medicine's Head and Neck Surgery Center.  He is also  director of the UW's Bloedel Hearing Research Center and a UW professor of both Head and Neck Surgery and Bioengineering.

Dr. Rubinstein notes enormous strides in recent years, to not just rehabilitate lost hearing and balance, but often to enhance function that has only partly deteriorated. He finds it deeply rewarding to partner with patients in this process.

Dr. Rubinstein earned his M.D. and Ph.D. at the UW. His clinical interests include tumors of the lateral skull base and nerve disorders. Dr. Rubinstein is past president of the American Auditory Society and president of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology. He has published over 110 peer reviewed articles. His laboratory is collaborating in the development of a vestibular implant.

Personal Interests

In his free time, Dr. Rubinstein enjoys music, hiking, skiing, traveling and spending time with family.


Univ. of Washington, School of MedicineMedical education1988
Univ. of Washington, School of MedicinePh.D1988


Board Certifications

American Board of OtolaryngologyNeurotology2005
American Board of OtolaryngologyOtolaryngology1995
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