Biography for Dr. Jacob Hunter

Jacob Hunter, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Neurotology in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

He earned his medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York, where he then completed a residency in otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgery.

He moved on to a two-year fellowship in neurotology with The Otology Group of Vanderbilt, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences in Nashville. He received the American Neurotology Society Trainee Award in May 2016 before joining UT Southwestern later the same year.

Dr. Hunter has investigated, presented, and published research on clinical topics in his specialty, focusing on, among other things, cholesteatoma surgery, cochlear implantation techniques, outcomes and hearing preservation, endoscopic ear surgery, facial nerve disorders, hearing loss, and skull base tumors. He has also contributed numerous articles and chapters on neurotology topics to medical textbooks and reference works.

Dr. Hunter has been an invited lecturer for conferences, graduate programs, grand rounds, and special courses and lecture series at institutions across the U.S. and abroad. He is an Associate Editor of Otolaryngology Case Reports and an ad hoc reviewer for Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology; JAMA Otolaryngology; Journal of the American Academy of Audiology; Journal of Spine & Neurosurgery; and The Laryngoscope.

Professional Associations & Affiliations

  • American Cochlear Implant Alliance (2017)
  • American Neurotology Society (2017)
  • North American Skull Base Society (2017)

Honors and Awards

  • American Neurotology Society Trainee Award
  • Otolaryngology Case Reports Associate Editor