Nicole Jiam, MD

Title(s)Adjunct Instructor FY, Otolaryngology
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    Harvard Medical School/Mass Eye and EarFellowship06/2024Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery
    University of California, San FranciscoResidency06/2022Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
    Johns Hopkins University, School of MedicineMD05/2017Medicine
    Johns Hopkins UniversityBA12/2011Neuroscience
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    Hearing Health Foundation2023Emerging Research Grant
    Doris Duke Foundation2023Physician Scientist Fellowship Award
    UCSF Sooy Resident Research Symposium2021Best Translational Research Award
    University of California, San Francisco2021Catalyst Award
    Blackstone & Techstars2021Blackstone LaunchPad Fellowship Award
    West Coast Consortium for Technology & Innovation2020Catalyzing Pediatric Innovation Semi-Finalist
    Bay Area Resident Research Symposium 2019Best Translational/Basic Science Research Award
    Johns Hopkins inHealth Shark Tank Competition20163rd Place
    Johns Hopkins Business Plan Competition2014Finalist
    Albert Schweitzer Foundation2014Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Award
    Johns Hopkins University2014Social Innovation Lab Award

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    Dr. Nicole Jiam is a neurotology and skull base surgeon-scientist at the University of California - San Francisco (UCSF) and the Mass Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School. She completed her Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery residency at UCSF. She received her M.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and holds a B.A. in Neuroscience with Honors and a minor in Entrepreneurship & Management from Johns Hopkins University.

    Dr. Jiam's research expertise focuses on cochlear implantation, complex sound processing, music perception, and flat-panel CT imaging. She is the past spARO chair of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) and an American Auditory Society committee member. Within the Bay Area, she served as the Vice President of the San Francisco Opera BRAVO! Board of Directors, where she spearheaded educational initiatives on music and science between UCSF and the SFOpera.

    As an entrepreneur and innovator, Dr. Jiam is also the co-founder of IIAM - a digital health startup venture facilitating efficient, secure medical information exchange. She is a co-inventor of a medical device for nasal inflammatory disorders. In her free time, she has served as a board member on several non-profit health & fine arts organizations and worked as a consultant for medical education companies.

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    1. A supervised machine learning model for identifying predictive factors for recommending head and neck cancer surgery. Head Neck. 2024 May; 46(5):1001-1008. Jiam ML, Xin KZ, Ha PK, Jiam NT. PMID: 38344931.
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    2. Facial Nerve Schwannoma Masquerading as Jugular Paraganglioma. Journal of Neurological Surgery Part B Skull Base. 2024 Feb 5; 85:s1-s398. Suresh SK, Jiam JN, Bartholomew BR, Corrales CC. .
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    3. Chapter 5 Acute and chronic management of otologic blast injury. Otologic and Lateral Skull Base Trauma. 2024 Jan 1; 47-60. Jiam JN, Littlefield LP, Lee LD. .
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    4. Hearing and sociality: the implications of hearing loss on social life. Front Neurosci. 2023; 17:1245434. Podury A, Jiam NT, Kim M, Donnenfield JI, Dhand A. PMID: 37854291; PMCID: PMC10579609.
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    5. The Impact of Musical Rehabilitation on Complex Sound Perception in Cochlear Implant Users: A Systematic Review. Otol Neurotol. 2023 Dec 01; 44(10):965-977. Abdulbaki H, Mo J, Limb CJ, Jiam NT. PMID: 37758325.
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    6. Music Perception in Bone-Anchored Hearing Implant Users. Laryngoscope. 2024 Mar; 134(3):1381-1387. Jiam NT, Formeister EJ, Chari DA, David AP, Alsoudi AF, Purnell S, Jiradejvong P, Limb CJ. PMID: 37665102.
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    7. Inner ear therapeutics and the war on hearing loss: systemic barriers to success. Front Neurosci. 2023; 17:1169122. Jiam NT, Rauch SD. PMID: 37425006; PMCID: PMC10323325.
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    8. Lyrical Trends: An Analysis of Music's (Mis) Use of Vertigo. Otol Neurotol. 2023 07 01; 44(6):619-625. Jiam NT, Chern A, Watson J, Naples JG. PMID: 37254262.
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    9. Differences in Hearing, Balance, and Quality-of-Life Outcomes in Petroclival Versus Nonpetroclival Posterior Fossa Meningiomas. Otol Neurotol. 2023 06 01; 44(5):e333-e337. Gillard DM, Jiam NT, Morshed RA, Bhutada AS, Crawford ED, Braunstein SW, Sabes JH, Theodosopoulos PV, Cheung SW. PMID: 37072914.
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    10. Electrical Determinants of Tinnitus Extinction in a Cochlear Implant Patient. Otol Neurotol. 2023 Jan 01; 44(1):e8-e12. Muller L, Gilbert M, Jiam NT, Limb CJ, Tward AD. PMID: 36509436.
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    11. Treated large posterior fossa vestibular schwannoma and meningioma: Hearing outcome and willingness-to-accept brain implant for unilateral deafness. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2022 Dec; 7(6):2057-2063. Jiam NT, Gillard DM, Morshed RA, Bhutada AS, Crawford ED, Braunstein SW, Henderson Sabes J, Theodosopoulos PV, Cheung SW. PMID: 36544942; PMCID: PMC9764787.
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    12. Formal Closure of Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Defects With a "Bow Tie" Tri-Layer Graft. Laryngoscope. 2023 Jul; 133(7):1568-1575. El-Sayed IH, Jiam NT, Theodosopoulos PV, McDermott MW, Gurrola JG, Aghi MK. PMID: 36169353.
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    13. The Impact of Vocal Boost Manipulations on Musical Sound Quality for Cochlear Implant Users. Laryngoscope. 2023 04; 133(4):938-947. Limb CJ, Mo J, Jiradejvong P, Jiam NT. PMID: 35906889.
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    14. Is the clinical head impulse test helpful in cochlear implantation candidacy evaluation?. World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2022 Apr 18. Jiam JN, Cai CY, Wai WK, Polite PC, Kramer KK, Sharon SJ. .
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    15. Is the clinical head impulse test helpful in cochlear implantation candidacy evaluation? World J Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2023 Mar; 9(1):45-52. Jiam NT, Cai Y, Wai KC, Polite C, Kramer K, Sharon JD. PMID: 37006747; PMCID: PMC10050961.
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    16. Anterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Aneurysm Mimicking a Vestibular Schwannoma. Cureus. 2022 Feb; 14(2):e21807. Benjamin T, Jiam NT, Cooke D, Huang MC, Sharon JD. PMID: 35261830; PMCID: PMC8893281.
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    17. Effect of Frequency Response Manipulations on Musical Sound Quality for Cochlear Implant Users. Trends Hear. 2022 Jan-Dec; 26:23312165221120017. Mo J, Jiam NT, Deroche MLD, Jiradejvong P, Limb CJ. PMID: 35983700; PMCID: PMC9393940.
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    18. Nonvestibular Dizziness. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2021 Oct; 54(5):999-1013. Jiam NT, Murphy OC, Gold DR, Isanhart E, Sinn DI, Steenerson KK, Sharon JD. PMID: 34538360.
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    19. Posterior petrous face meningiomas presenting with Ménière's-like syndrome: a case series and review of the literature. J Neurosurg. 2022 Feb 01; 136(2):441-448. Morshed RA, Jiam NT, Wang EJ, Magill ST, Knoll RM, Kozin ED, Theodosopoulos PV, Cheung SW, Sharon JD, McDermott MW. PMID: 34450586.
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    20. Presentation and management of post-operative cerebrospinal fluid leaks after sphenoclival expanded endonasal surgery: A single institution experience. J Clin Neurosci. 2021 Sep; 91:13-19. Jiam NT, David AP, Formeister EJ, Gurrola J, Aghi M, Theodosopoulos P, Villanueva-Meyer J, McDermott MW, El-Sayed IH. PMID: 34373017.
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    21. Computed Tomography-Based Measurements of the Cochlear Duct: Implications for Cochlear Implant Pitch Tuning. Ear Hear. 2021 May/Jun; 42(3):732-743. Jiam NT, Gilbert M, Mo J, Jiradejvong P, Limb CJ. PMID: 33538429.
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    22. Posterior Petrous Face Meningiomas Presenting with Ménière's-Like Syndrome: A Case Series and Review of The Literature. Journal of Neurological Surgery Part B Skull Base. 2021 Feb 1; 82:s1-s206. Morshed MR, Jiam JN, Wang WE, Magill MS, Theodosopoulos TP, Cheung CS, Sharon SJ, McDermott MM. .
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    23. Awake Laser Laryngeal Stenosis Surgery. Laryngoscope. 2021 05; 131(5):E1633-E1637. Jiam NT, Dwyer CD, Rosen CA. PMID: 33264421.
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    24. Preserved Cochlear Implant Function After Multiple Electroconvulsive Therapy Treatments. Laryngoscope. 2021 05; 131(5):E1695-E1698. Jiam NT, Li D, Kramer K, Limb CJ. PMID: 33252138.
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    25. Music perception and training for pediatric cochlear implant users. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2020 Nov; 17(11):1193-1206. Jiam NT, Limb C. PMID: 33090055.
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    26. Evolving Otolaryngology Resident Roles and Concerns at the Peak of the US COVID-19 Pandemic. Head Neck. 2020 12; 42(12):3712-3719. Cai Y, Gulati A, Jiam NT, Wai KC, Shuman EA, Pletcher SD, Durr ML, Chang JL. PMID: 32926482.
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    27. Endoscopic skull base and transoral surgery during COVID-19 pandemic: Minimizing droplet spread with negative-pressure otolaryngology viral isolation drape. Head Neck. 2020 Jul; 42(7):1577-1582. David AP, Jiam NT, Reither JM, Gurrola JG, Aghi MK, El-Sayed IH. PMID: 32358853; PMCID: PMC7267245.
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    28. Otolaryngology Resident Practices and Perceptions in the Initial Phase of the U.S. COVID-19 Pandemic. Laryngoscope. 2020 11; 130(11):2550-2557. Cai Y, Jiam NT, Wai KC, Shuman EA, Roland LT, Chang JL. PMID: 32368800; PMCID: PMC7267342.
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    29. Rhythm processing in cochlear implant-mediated music perception. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2019 10; 1453(1):22-28. Jiam NT, Limb CJ. PMID: 31168793.
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    30. A Randomized Controlled Crossover Study of the Impact of Online Music Training on Pitch and Timbre Perception in Cochlear Implant Users. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2019 06; 20(3):247-262. Jiam NT, Deroche ML, Jiradejvong P, Limb CJ. PMID: 30815761; PMCID: PMC6514036.
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    31. Association Between Flat-Panel Computed Tomographic Imaging-Guided Place-Pitch Mapping and Speech and Pitch Perception in Cochlear Implant Users. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 02 01; 145(2):109-116. Jiam NT, Gilbert M, Cooke D, Jiradejvong P, Barrett K, Caldwell M, Limb CJ. PMID: 30477013; PMCID: PMC6440220.
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    32. Medical Harm: Patient Perceptions and Follow-up Actions. J Patient Saf. 2017 12; 13(4):199-201. Lyu HG, Cooper MA, Mayer-Blackwell B, Jiam N, Hechenbleikner EM, Wick EC, Berenholtz SM, Makary MA. PMID: 25397856.
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    33. What Does Music Sound Like for a Cochlear Implant User? Otol Neurotol. 2017 09; 38(8):e240-e247. Jiam NT, Caldwell MT, Limb CJ. PMID: 28806333.
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    34. Surgical treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis after sinus lift. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2017 Jul 01; 31(4):271-275. Jiam NT, Goldberg AN, Murr AH, Pletcher SD. PMID: 28716179; PMCID: PMC5498319.
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    35. Assessment and improvement of sound quality in cochlear implant users. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2017 06; 2(3):119-124. Caldwell MT, Jiam NT, Limb CJ. PMID: 28894831; PMCID: PMC5527361.
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    36. Voice emotion perception and production in cochlear implant users. Hear Res. 2017 09; 352:30-39. Jiam NT, Caldwell M, Deroche ML, Chatterjee M, Limb CJ. PMID: 28088500; PMCID: PMC5937709.
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    37. Music?. Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. 2017 Jan 1. Jiam JN, Caldwell CM, Limb LC. .
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    38. The impact of round window vs cochleostomy surgical approaches on interscalar excursions in the cochlea: Preliminary results from a flat-panel computed tomography study. World J Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Sep; 2(3):142-147. Jiam NT, Limb CJ. PMID: 29204559; PMCID: PMC5698540.
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    39. The Effect of Round Window vs Cochleostomy Surgical Approaches on Cochlear Implant Electrode Position: A Flat-Panel Computed Tomography Study. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 09 01; 142(9):873-80. Jiam NT, Jiradejvong P, Pearl MS, Limb CJ. PMID: 27355198.
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    40. IIAM (important information about me): a patient portability profile app for adults, children and families with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2017 08; 12(6):599-604. Jiam NT, Hoon AH, Hostetter CF, Khare MM. PMID: 27377240.
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    41. Flat-Panel CT Imaging for Individualized Pitch Mapping in Cochlear Implant Users. Otol Neurotol. 2016 07; 37(6):672-9. Jiam NT, Pearl MS, Carver C, Limb CJ. PMID: 27273394.
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    42. Hearing loss and falls: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Laryngoscope. 2016 11; 126(11):2587-2596. Jiam NT, Li C, Agrawal Y. PMID: 27010669.
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    43. Phantom Stimulation Increases Low-Frequency Cues in CIs. The Hearing Journal. 2016 Jan 1; 69(1):16,18,19. Jiam JN, Limb LC. .
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    44. Surgical malpractice claims in the United States. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2014; 33(4):29-34. Jiam NT, Cooper MA, Lyu HG, Hirose K, Makary MA. PMID: 24756827.
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    45. The role of a nurse at a camp for children affected by a parent’s cancer. CompassPoint. 2013; 23(1):11-14. Jiam HL, Jiam NT.
    46. Aging reduces total neuron number in the dorsal component of the rodent prefrontal cortex. J Comp Neurol. 2012 Apr 15; 520(6):1318-26. Stranahan AM, Jiam NT, Spiegel AM, Gallagher M. PMID: 22020730; PMCID: PMC3931233.
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    47. Interference with reelin signaling in the lateral entorhinal cortex impairs spatial memory. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2011 Sep; 96(2):150-5. Stranahan AM, Salas-Vega S, Jiam NT, Gallagher M. PMID: 21492744; PMCID: PMC3148331.
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    48. Running coordinately upregulates hippocampal BDNF and GAD67 expression in Long-Evans rats. The FASEB Journal. 2011 Apr 1; 25:677.11-677.11. Salas-Vega SS, Stranahan SA, Haberman HR, Jiam JN, Gallagher GM. .
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