Dr. Elina Kari, MD

Neurotology •  Female • Age 44
  
Dr. Kari
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

UCSD Otolaryngology

9350 Campus Point Dr La Jolla, CA 92037

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(858) 657-8590

Dr. Elina Kari, MD is a Neurotology Specialist in La Jolla, CA and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kari has more experience with Otologic Care than other specialists in her area. She graduated from University of Michigan Medical School medical school in 2006. She is affiliated with medical facilities Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego and UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kari to book an appointment.


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Practice Areas

Otologic Care

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 77% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Otitis Media
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kari treats Otitis Media more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Kari treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Outer Ear Infection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kari treats Outer Ear Infection more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Kari treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Perforated Eardrum
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kari treats Perforated Eardrum more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Kari treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

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Dr. Kari's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • ENT Surgery
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Fracture
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hyperacusis
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Wound Repair

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kari

4.6

Based on 31 ratings

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I have so much confidence in Dr. Kari. She is a gifted lady I have had many ENT Doctors take care of my ear problems but when I had my first appointment with her I realized this lady really knows more about ears than all the others. I thanked her for specializing in ear care. I am very disappointed she is no longer available at USC in L.A. God bless you. John Brownell
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John Brownell – Apr 25, 2020
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Let me just say that if it wasn’t for this doctor my son wouldn’t have received his cochlear implant ...he was denied 2x but this doctor was the one that made it possible so if you’re looking for a second opinion this is the doctor...and if I recommend her...hell yes!!! Your child will be in great hands ...
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May 03, 2019
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Would like to schedule - new patient - appointment re: cochlear implants. Can not get past your telephone systems. Do you have email address? My email is tilestonleases@yahoo.com. Your response is appreciated. Thank you, Henry Tileston
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Mar 21, 2019
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I wish I could give this a 1000 more stars!! Dr. Kari and the entire staff at USC "Caruso Family Center for Childhood Communication" is beyond awesome, my baby's Cochlear implant surgery couldn't be in better hands. Thanks Dr. Kari for give Maria a better life.
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Jennie in Los Angeles, CA – May 09, 2017
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I'm very pleased with Dr. Kai and her team. Getting a second optinion was the best choice I made for my ear. She is kind, thorough, personal and knows her stuff. After my fist visit I knew she will get the job done correctly. I would highly recommend Doctor Elina Kari.
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About Me

Each patient presents specific and individual needs and requires an personalized approach. I believe in formulating a management plan with, not just for, each patient. Open communication, trust, and exceptional skill and training are all crucial in a good doctor and patient relationship. I also believe that everyone has the right to respectful, skilled and excellent medical care.

Specialties

  • Neurotology
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

2013
The House Ear Institute
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Emory University School Of Medicine, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Residency Hospital
2007
Emory University
Internship Hospital
2006
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School
1997
University of California, Berkeley
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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  • Does Dr. Kari offer an online patient portal?

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  • Does Dr. Kari have free onsite parking?

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  • Does Dr. Kari offer weekend visits?

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  • Does Dr. Kari offer evening visits?

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Locations

UCSD Otolaryngology

UCSD Otolaryngology9350 Campus Point Dr La Jolla, CA 92037
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Rady's Children's Hospital- Pediatric Otolaryngology3030 Childrens Way Ste 402 San Diego, CA 92123
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Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego

San Diego, CA

UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest

San Diego, CA

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)