Scharukh Jalisi, MD, MA, FACS, Named Chief of Otolaryngology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Teresa Herbert Phone: 617-667-7305; Email:

OCTOBER 26, 2017

BOSTON – Scharukh Jalisi, MD, MA, FACS, an accomplished surgeon renowned for his expertise in surgical oncology, has been named Chief of Otolaryngology (ENT)/Head and Neck Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Jalisi has advanced techniques that have significantly improved outcomes and quality of life for patients with head and neck tumors.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Jalisi to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and to our leadership team in the Department of Surgery,” said Elliot Chaikof, MD, PhD, Chair of Surgery at BIDMC. “Over the past 150 years, members of our department have made many important contributions in the field of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Jalisi’s vision and leadership will build on this strong heritage to help our faculty to achieve new levels of excellence in our current era.”

Prior to joining BIDMC, Jalisi was Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Center of Excellence at Boston Medical Center, a teaching affiliate of the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), as well as Director of BUSM’s Division of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Skull base Surgery. In this role, Jalisi created a multispecialty head and neck service, forged strategic partnerships across disciplines and greatly expanded inpatient care with a focus on the management of highly complex patients.

“I have dedicated my career to improving patient care and outcomes, to advancing the field of head and neck surgery and to educating the next generation of surgeons,” said Jalisi. “I look forward to leading a multidisciplinary team at BIDMC so that we can continue to deliver world-class care to our patients and advance research and innovation in the field.”

A dedicated and award-winning educator, Jalisi was Associate Professor of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at BUSM. He also served as Director of BUSM’s Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Fellowship. A prolific researcher, Jalisi has authored more than 60 original papers, case reports, and reviews in peer-reviewed journals, as well as book chapters and textbooks. He is the author of three otolaryngology and robotic surgery textbooks. He is a reviewer for several leading journals, including Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, JAMA – Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and Head and Neck. He is a past President of the Massachusetts Society of Otolaryngology and a Fellow in the Triological (American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological) Society, the premier academic society in otolaryngology.

Jalisi earned his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. He completed a fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Skull base Surgery, and Microvascular Surgery at Vanderbilt University. Jalisi is board certified in Otolaryngology and Neuro-Otology.

About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding.

BIDMC is in the community with Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, Anna Jaques Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance, Lawrence General Hospital, MetroWest Medical Center, Signature Healthcare, Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare, Community Care Alliance and Atrius Health. BIDMC is also clinically affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and is a research partner of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and the Jackson Laboratory. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. For more information, visit