Jahrsdoerfer Visiting Professor

Dr. Robert Jahrsdoerfer

Dr. Robert JahrsdoerferThrough the generosity of the Wolff family, Paul and Carol Wolff, who established a lecture series honoring Dr. Robert Jahrsdoerfer, the University of Virginia Department of Otolaryngology has welcomed the best and brightest Otologists/Neurotologists to spend a day with our residents.

The Jahrsdoerfer Visiting Professorship, now in its 13th year, is an opportunity for our residents to learn from the best ear surgeons in the country.  The day includes lectures by the visiting professor, case presentations delivered by the residents for discussion with the guest professor, and a keynote lecture delivered to the Department and Audiology Division.  Residents are excused from all clinical activities, and, in recent years, have drilled temporal bones to learn temporal bone surgical anatomy with our guest.

Residents agree that this is a highlight of the academic year – the opportunity to drill temporal bones in the simulation lab and to “pick the ears and brains” of some of our country’s top otologists.

The Department greatly appreciates the generosity of the Wolff family and the time and expertise of our guest professors.

Upcoming Jahrsdoerfer Visiting Professor
Keynote Lecture - May 20, 2024

Matthew L. Carlson, M.D. - Mayo Clinic






Matthew L. Carlson, M.D. – Mayo Clinic
Professor of Otolaryngology and Neurologic Surgery
Consultant, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Medical Director, Cochlear Implant Program
Program Director, Neurotology and Lateral Skull Base Surgery Fellowship


Planning Committee: George Hashisaki, MD  does not have any personal or professional financial relationships with commercial entities producing healthcare goods and/or services. Bradley Kesser, MD has been a speaker for DePuy Synthes and is a patent holder with Nasco, Inc.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine designates this live activity for one AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine awards one hour of participation (equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.™) to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine maintains a record of participation for six (6) years. Educational transcripts may be obtained at (click on Transcripts and follow the instructions).