Center for Surgery and Public Health

Jennifer Shin, MD, SM

Jennifer Shin, M.D. S.M. serves as Vice Chair for Academic Affairs for the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Harvard Medical School, as well as Vice Chair for Faculty Development for the Department of Surgery. She has a longstanding interest in evidence-based practice and has served as Chair of the Outcomes Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Leadership Group and Committee for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, as well as Co-chair of the expert panel convened by the Academy to develop their national Clinical Consensus Statement on Pediatric Chronic Rhinosinusitis. She has also served as Assistant Chair of the Clinical Practice Guideline on Otitis Media with Effusion. Her first book, Evidence-Based Otolaryngology (2008), has been among the publisherís most accessed works with over 60,000 accessions. Her second book, Otolaryngology Prep and Practice (2012) prepares specialists for daily practice.

Dr. Shin is a graduate of Harvard Radcliffe College and Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency and fellowship training in the Harvard program, and was a fellow of the National Institute of Health and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She also holds a degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health, where she continues to teach regularly in the post-graduate program. She is dedicated to education and also serves as a senior examiner for the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Her publications have spanned the range of otolaryngology topics, including hearing loss, rhinosinusitis, vascular malformations, thyroid disease, neural monitoring, decision aids, and evidence-based practice.

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