Michael O'Leary, MD

Michael O'Leary, MD

Otolaryngology (ENT) San Diego, CA

Chief, Neurotology/Skull Base Surgery, Senta Clinic, San Diego, CA, USA

Office Address

  • 6645 Alvarado Rd
    Suite# 4000
    San Diego, CA 92120
    Phone: (619) 229-4903
    Fax: (619) 229-4947

Michael O'Leary, MD

Otolaryngology (ENT) San Diego, CA

Chief, Neurotology/Skull Base Surgery, Senta Clinic, San Diego, CA, USA

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Otolaryngology (ENT): Neurotology
  • Clinical Interests: Ear; Brain; Otologic Surgical Procedures; Otological Diagnostic Techniques; Postural Balance; Inner Ear; Middle Ear; Ossicular Prosthesis; Middle Ear Ventilation; Otitis Media; Otitis Media with Effusion; Eustachian Tube; Tympanic Membrane Perforation; Cholesteatoma; Exostoses; Vestibular Function Tests; Vestibular Diseases; Acoustic Neuroma; Meningioma; Facial Nerve; Facial Paralysis; Facial Expression; Facial Neoplasms; Hearing Disorders; Hearing Aids; Noise-Induced Hearing Loss; Tinnitus; Sensorineural Hearing Loss; Rehabilitation of Hearing Impaired; Skull Base Neoplasms; Pituitary Neoplasms; Endoscopy; Fibrin Tissue Adhesive; Bone Cements; Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures; Vertigo; Meniere Disease; Otitis; Quality of Health Care; Total Quality Management; Motion Sickness; Mycoses

Education & Training

  • Naval Medical CenterNaval Medical Center
  • Naval Medical CenterNaval Medical Center
  • Georgetown University School of MedicineGeorgetown University School of Medicine
  • University of RochesterUniversity of Rochester

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License1986 - 2015
  • American Board of OtolaryngologyOtolaryngology
  • American Board of OtolaryngologyNeurotology

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • Top Doctors U.S.News & World Report2012
    • Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, 2012
    • Meritorious Service Medal2000

    Publications & Presentations


    Journal Articles

    • Efficacy of the Antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC) in Protecting Ears Exposed to Loud Music.  Kramer SJ, Dreisbach L, Lockwood J, Baldwin K, Kopke R, Scranton S, Oleary M, J Amer Acad Audiology, 1/1/2006
    • A Genetic Polymorphism of the Alpha-2 Adrenergic Receptor Increases Autonomic Responses to Stress.  Finley Jr JC, O’Leary M, Wester D, Mackenzie S, Shepard N, Farrow S, Lockette W, J Appl Physiol, 1/1/2004
    • Radiation exposure of normal temporal bone structures during stereotactically guided gamma knife surgery for vestibular schwannomas.  Linskey ME, Johnstone PA, O’Leary M, Goetsch S, J Neurosurg, 1/1/2003

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Neurotology. Chapter: Reconstruction of Cranial Base Defects. Page 1004 - 1027
      O’Leary MJ, Ghosh S, Hayden RE
      Editors: Jackler RK, Brackmann DE.Elsevier Mosby, Philadelphia, PA
      Edition 2nd,2005
    • Quality and Cost in Neurological Surgery. Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Concepts in Neurosurgery Series Chapter: Real-time Quality Metrics: The Outpatient Clinical Dashboard. Page 211 - 234
      O’Leary MJ
      Editors: Linskey ME.Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD
    • Advances in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Chapter: Stereotactic Advances in Otolaryngology/Skull Base Surgery. Page 127 - 161
      O’Leary MJ
      Editors: Myers EN.Mosby, St. Louis, MO


    • Meningioma Patients Treated with Cyberknife Radiosurgery: A Review of 24 Cases [abstract]. Smith, DE, Ghosh S, O’Leary M, Chu G, The Proceedings of ACRO, 2/14/2013
    • Head Mounted Display (HMD): Surgical Informatics Portal of the Future. O'Leary MJ, North American Skull Base Society 17th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 2/19/2006
    • Holmium Laser Assisted Endoscopic Transphenoidal Pituitary Surgery. O'Leary MJ, World Congress for Endoscopic Surgery of the Brain, Skull Base, and Spine, Pittsburgh. PA, 10/1/2005


    • The Power Mastoidectomy. Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery Grand Rounds, University California at Irvine, Irvine, CA. Otolar - 6/6/2012
    • Otologic Aspects of Down Syndrome. Noah Home Annual In-service, Spring Valley, CA - 9/30/2006
    • Evolution of Skull Base Surgery: A Minimalist Approach. Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery Grand Rounds, University California San Diego, San Diego, CA - 4/28/2006

    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
    • BCBS California PPO
    • CIGNA Open Access
    • First Health PPO
    • Great West PPO
    • Health Net California Large Group PPO
    • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
    • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed POS
    • Multiplan PHCS PPO
    • Multiplan PPO
    • MVP Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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