Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, McGill University
Chief, Jewish General Hospital, Otology and Neurotology
Specializing in Hearing and Balance Disorders
Jamie M. Rappaport, MD, FRCS(C) is the Head of Otology / Neurotology at the Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital, having joined the staff in 1995. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at McGill University. He is the Director of the Department’s Fellowship Committee, and previously served as Assistant Program Director for the Residency Program.
Dr. Rappaport is an Examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a Course Coordinator for the McGill Otolaryngology Update Course which is held annually at Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. He is also a Consultant Otolaryngologist for the Northern Quebec Module, travelling regularly to provide ENT care to the Ungava Region of Nunavik.
Dr. Rappaport completed his medical degree at McGill University in 1989, did his internship at Mount Sinai Hospital (University of Toronto), and his Otolaryngology Residency training at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr. Rappaport completed an Otology / Neurotology fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, which is associated with Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, USA.
Dr. Rappaport’s clinical and research interests span a variety of hearing and balance disorders, including presbycusis, noise-induced hearing loss, sudden sensorineural hearing loss, otosclerosis/stapedectomy, tympanic membrane perforations, cholesteatoma, middle ear mechanics, ototoxicity, tinnitus, Meniere’s disease, intratympanic therapies, BPPV, hearing loss secondary to meningitis, acoustic neuromas, vestibular rehabilitation, and facial nerve disorders. He provides expertise for CNESST cases involving occupational noise exposure.
Dr. Rappaport has received research funding from the American Hearing Research Foundation, the Deafness Research Foundation, and the National Institute for Hearing Research. He is currently a collaborating member of the McGill Auditory Sciences Laboratory. He has been an Ambassador for The Ride to Conquer Cancer (benefiting the Jewish General Hospital), serving as both Rider & Captain of the Spin Doctors team for the past 11 years, for which he was honoured as a fundraising “Hall-of-Famer” in 2018.
Dr. Rappaport lectures regularly to medical students, residents and physicians. He is a Course Co-organizer for the “Ethics / Communication Skills” Otolaryngology OSCE, which uses Standardized Patients at the McGill Simulation Center. Dr. Rappaport was awarded the “Best Teacher Award” for excellence in teaching in the McGill Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. This award was voted on by the ENT Residents for the 2005-2006 academic year.