Jay Rubinstein M.D., Ph.D. Accepting new patients

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Ear, nose & throat (otolaryngology), General surgery




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 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.
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Center at UWMC

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Center at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor, NE 300 Seattle, WA 98195


Audiology, Cancer care (nasal cavity), Cancer care (salivary gland), Ear, nose & throat (otolaryngology)

Univ. of Washington, School of Medicine

Ph.D, 1988

Univ. of Washington, School of Medicine

Medical education, 1988

Univ. of Iowa, Dept. of Otolaryngology

Fellowship, Otology & Neurotology

Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary

Residency, Otolaryngology

Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Internship, Surgery


Board Certifications
  • Neurotology, 2005, American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Otolaryngology, 1995, American Board of Otolaryngology