Joni K. Doherty, MD, PhD, FACS – Otolaryngologist

Rossmoor, CA— Prominently featured in The Inner Circle, Joni K. Doherty, MD, PhD, FACS is acknowledged as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member for her contributions as a Renowned Otolaryngologist.

Dr. Doherty, a distinguished neurotologist at the University of Southern California (USC) with expertise in the genetics and biology of inner ear disorders, is making significant strides in the field of otolaryngology and neurotology. With a profound commitment to research, education, and surgical excellence, Dr. Doherty has established herself as a leading figure in the medical community. She is the Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery Division Chief and the Neurotology Fellowship Program Director at USC Keck Medical Center.

Dr. Doherty’s primary focus lies in the research of genetics and biology related to inner ear disorders. Her extensive academic journey began with a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA, followed by a Medical Degree and Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Cell Biology from The Oregon Health & Sciences University.

Her commitment to excellence is evident through her board certification in otolaryngology and neurotology. Dr. Doherty is a dedicated member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and the American College of Surgeons, reflecting her active involvement in the medical community.

Throughout her illustrious career, Dr. Doherty has achieved numerous milestones. Notably, she conducted a clinical trial for Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), contributing to advancements in the field of otolaryngology and neurotology. Her expertise extends to authoring textbook chapters and contributing to numerous research publications, solidifying her position as a leading authority in her field.

Beyond her professional achievements, Dr. Doherty enjoys a diverse range of hobbies and sports, including yoga, swimming, snowboarding, and various outdoor activities.

Dr. Doherty acknowledges the influence of her mentors, including the late Dr. Fred Linthicum, Dr. Gail Clinton, Dr. Derald Brackmann, Dr. Marco Giovannini, MD, PhD, Dr. Laurel Fisher, and Dr. John House, who have played pivotal roles in shaping her career.

Her favorite vacation destination is Cabo, where she finds relaxation and rejuvenation amidst natural beauty.

Dr. Doherty attributes her success to the unwavering support and love of her family.

Looking ahead, Dr. Doherty’s future projections involve continued dedication to surgery, education, and research. Her philosophy centers on making a meaningful difference in the fields of research and medicine, with a focus on improving the lives of individuals affected by inner ear disorders.

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