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Neurotology | Male

Senta Clinic 3590 Camino Del Rio N # 101 San Diego, CA 92108 Get Directions

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As one of our patients said "I feel BETTER when I come to Senta Clinic"! 

Biography

At the SENTA Clinic, Dr. Michael O'Leary specializes in diseases of the ear and balance. He helped create the new ChEARS Hearing Center that offers hearing healthcare with advanced hearing aids, assistive listening devices and implants. His skull base role is that of neurotologist, focusing on tumors of the lateral skull base such as acoustic neuromas and meningiomas. He is also a nationally-recognized leader in the development of minimally invasive techniques including the endoscopic removal of pituitary tumors. Michael J. O'Leary, MD earned his bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Rochester in 1976 (Cum Laude) followed by his doctorate of medicine from Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC in 1980 (Magna Cum Laude). He underwent subspecialty training in Neurotology/Skull Base Surgery beginning as a Clinical Fellow at the prestigious House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles. This was followed by a year of Microvascular surgery at Washington University in St. Louis, MO with Dr. Richard E. Hayden. He is a founding member of the Senta Clinic in San Diego, specializing in all disorders relating to the ears and skull base. Honors include membership in AOA – the honor medical society, and the AAO/HNS honor award. He is a member of numerous medical associations, and has served as president of the San Diego Society of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, the Society of Military Otolaryngologists, and the House Fellowship Alumni group. Military decorations include the Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal and the Navy Meritorious Service Medal. He is also an Eagle Scout. Doctor O'Leary has authored or presented more than 90 scientific works focused on the ear and skull base, including 10 book chapters. He is a champion of digital advances in medicine and an opinion leader regarding process improvement and practice effectiveness in medicine. SPECIAL EXPERTISE in Neuro-OtologyHearing & Balance DisordersSkull Base Surgery / Surfer's Ear / Cochlear & BAHA Implants / Meniere's Disease / Pituitary Tumorsrt, RI (6/87-8/88) ADVISORY BOARDSCCHAT School for the Hearing-Impaired, Encinitas, CA (6/00-02) American Red Cross Fibrin Sealant Medical Advisory Board (3/00-02) INTERESTSGolf, Bicycling, Windsurfing, and History

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Dr. O'Leary's Performance
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    VERY GOOD
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    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
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in San Diego, CA |
Dr. O'Leary saw me right away. His office was state of the art, he was professional, knowledgeable and friendly. He took his time and cleaned my ears without any pain or discomfort and showed me on a big TV how my surfer's ear was developing. It seemed like he was genuinely interested in helping me prevent any further surfer's ear by recommending $10 ear plugs rather than a $10k surgery. I will be going back to see Dr. O'Leary as long as he has a practice in San Diego.
in San Diego, CA |
This is the greatest ear doctor ever. I was given his name at the ER when I went for a painful ear infection at the age of 35. I never had ear infections until 35, who would have thought. My whole family has seen him since then as well and it has been over 11 years now. As soon as somebody has a problem, they get us right in and the relief from pain you get after he treats your ear is amazing. I wouldn't let any other doctor take care of my kids ears at this point.
Extremely focused on my wellness.
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      Dr. O'Leary says...

      At the SENTA Clinic, Dr. Michael O'Leary specializes in diseases of the ear and balance. He helped create the new ChEARS Hearing Center that offers hearing healthcare with advanced hearing aids, assistive listening devices and implants. His skull base role is that of neurotologist, focusing on tumors of the lateral skull base such as acoustic neuromas and meningiomas. He is also a nationally-recognized leader in the development of minimally invasive techniques including the endoscopic removal of pituitary tumors.

      Michael J. O'Leary, MD earned his bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Rochester in 1976 (Cum Laude) followed by his doctorate of medicine from Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC in 1980 (Magna Cum Laude). He underwent subspecialty training in Neurotology/Skull Base Surgery beginning as a Clinical Fellow at the prestigious House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles. This was followed by a year of Microvascular surgery at Washington University in St. Louis, MO with Dr. Richard E. Hayden. He is a founding member of the Senta Clinic in San Diego, specializing in all disorders relating to the ears and skull base.

      Honors include membership in AOA – the honor medical society, and the AAO/HNS honor award. He is a member of numerous medical associations, and has served as president of the San Diego Society of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, the Society of Military Otolaryngologists, and the House Fellowship Alumni group. Military decorations include the Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal and the Navy Meritorious Service Medal. He is also an Eagle Scout.

      Doctor O'Leary has authored or presented more than 90 scientific works focused on the ear and skull base, including 10 book chapters. He is a champion of digital advances in medicine and an opinion leader regarding process improvement and practice effectiveness in medicine.

      SPECIAL EXPERTISE in Neuro-OtologyHearing & Balance DisordersSkull Base Surgery / Surfer's Ear / Cochlear & BAHA Implants / Meniere's Disease / Pituitary Tumorsrt, RI (6/87-8/88)

      ADVISORY BOARDSCCHAT School for the Hearing-Impaired, Encinitas, CA (6/00-02) American Red Cross Fibrin Sealant Medical Advisory Board (3/00-02)

      INTERESTSGolf, Bicycling, Windsurfing, and History

      Dr. O'Leary's Care Philosophy

      As one of our patients said "I feel BETTER when I come to Senta Clinic"! 

      Dr. O'Leary's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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      •  Specializes in Neurotology
      •  Board certified in Neurotology and Otolaryngology
      •  No malpractice claims found
      •  No sanctions found
      •  No board actions found

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      • Neurotology
      • Otolaryngology

      Conditions Treated

      • Acoustic Neuroma
      • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
      • Allergic Reaction
      • Allergic Rhinitis
      • Ataxia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Basal Cell Carcinoma
      • Bell's Palsy
      • Benign Paroxyzmal Vertigo of Childhood
      • Benign Positional Vertigo
      • Bone Cancer
      • Bone Disorders
      • Brain Disorders
      • Cancer
      • Central Vestibular Vertigo
      • Cholesteatoma
      • Conductive Hearing Loss
      • Congenital Deformity
      • Deafness
      • Dizziness
      • Down Syndrome
      • Ear Ache
      • Ear Disorders
      • Earwax Buildup
      • Enlarged Turbinates
      • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
      • Exostoses
      • External Ear Disorders
      • Head and Neck Cancer
      • Head and Neck Conditions
      • Hyperacusis
      • Labyrinthitis
      • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
      • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
      • Meniere's Disease
      • Middle Ear Disease and Disorders
      • Migrainous Vertigo
      • Osteosarcoma
      • Otitis Media
      • Otorrhea
      • Otosclerosis
      • Otosclerosis, Familial
      • Outer Ear Infection
      • Perforated Eardrum
      • Peritonsillar Abscess
      • Pituitary Tumor
      • Protruding Ears
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
      • Tinnitus
      • Vertigo

      Education

      • Medical School
        Georgetown University School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1980

      • Internship Hospital
        Naval Medical Center San Diego

        Completed in 1981

      • Residency Hospital
        Navy Med Ctr San Diego

        Completed in 1986

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Head & Neck Microvascular Surgery Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine

        Completed in 1991

        Neurotology/Skull Base Surgery House Ear Clinic

        Completed in 1990

      • Undergraduate School
        University Of Rochester

        Graduated in 1976

      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish

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      Specialties

      • Neurotology

      Procedures Performed

      • Acoustic Neuroma Removal (incl. Hearing Preservation Techniques) 
      • Cochlear Implant Adjustment
      • Cochlear Implant Insertion
      • Complex Skull Base Surgery
      • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
      • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
      • ENT Surgery
      • Ear Procedure
      • Ear Reconstruction
      • Ear Surgery
      • Ear Tube Placement
      • Eardrum Repair
      • Earlobe Repair
      • Earwax Removal
      • Endolymphatic Mastoid Shunt
      • Fistula Repair
      • Fistula Testing
      • Inner Ear Repair
      • Mastoidectomy
      • Minimally Invasive Surgery
      • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
      • Skull Base Surgery
      • Stapedectomy