University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Aaron Tward, MD, PhD

Aaron Tward, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor in Residence, Dept. of Otolaryngology, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Cancer Genetics

Research Summary

Aaron D. Tward M.D., Ph.D., is a board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the ear and skull base.

Dr. Tward has particular clinical interests in cochlear implantation, management of benign and malignant tumors of the skull base including acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma), surgery for chronic otitis media, stapedectomy, superior semi-circular canal dehiscence repair, and endoscopic surgery of the ear and skull base.

Dr. Tward’s research interests include tumor biology, the genetics and genomics of disorders of the head and neck, and clinical outcomes of surgery of the ear and skull base.

Education

UCLA, B.S., 06/99, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
UCLA, M.A., 06/99, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
UCSF School of Medicine, Ph.D., 06/05, Biomedical Sciences
UCSF School of Medicine, M.D., 06/07, Medicine Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School Internship, 06/08, General Surgery


Professional Experience

  • 2012
    Harvard Otolaryngology Residency Program, Harvard Medical School, Resident, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • 2014
    Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Fellow, Neurotology - Skull Base Surgery
  • 2014-present
    Assistant Professor in Residence, Dept. of Otolaryngology, UCSF

Selected Publications