Dr. Michael O'Leary, MD

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Dr. Michael O'Leary, MD
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

Senta Clinic Otology/Skull Base Surgery

3590 Camino Del Rio N # 101

San Diego, CA 92108

Contact Information

(619) 229-4903

Dr. Michael O'Leary, MD

Dr. Michael O'Leary, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

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Dr. O'Leary's Experience

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Dr. O'Leary's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurotology
  • Board certified in Neurotology and Otolaryngology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Neurotology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurotology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
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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

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Procedures

  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Rochester
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Naval Medical Center San Diego
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Navy Med Ctr San Diego
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Head & Neck Microvascular Surgery Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Neurotology/Skull Base Surgery House Ear Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. O'Leary has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. O'Leary's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. O'Leary to family and friends
3.7
based on 19 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. O'Leary's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
San Diego, CA |
Exceptional in every way, my daughter went to several ENT before being properly diagnose by Dr O'Leary. Two surgeries later she lives a normal life. Thank you
If you want to get charged for services you did not receive, use him.
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 accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
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    Basic PPO
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    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
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