Dr. Michael J. Oleary , MD



As a neurotologist, Dr. Michael O'Leary specializes in diseases of the ear and balance, treating all aspects of ear problems, both medical and surgical. Among his unique areas of expertise in the ears are correction of surfers ears (exostosis), stapes surgery and repair of chronic mastoidectomy defects. His role on the skull-base team focuses 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. He is a founding member of the Senta Clinic in San Diego and also sees complex referral patients with his subspecialty colleagues at La Jolla Private Practice Associates. He helped create the new Center for Hearing, "ChEARS," offering hearing healthcare with advanced hearing aids, assistive listening devices and BAHA implants. Dr. OLeary received his medical degree magna cum laude from Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC. As part of his 24-year Naval career as an ensign (0-1), he completed his residency at the Naval Hospital San Diego, and was assigned chief of otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at the Naval Hospital in Newport, Rhode Island. He received fellowship training in neurotology/skull-base surgery at the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles, followed by a year of microvascular surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. He also has served as chief of neurotology/skull-base surgery at the San Diego Naval Hospital. Dr. O'Leary is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a clinical assistant professor of surgery with the Uniformed Services University of Health Science. He is a past chairman of the skull-base surgery committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck surgery and has served as consultant to the Surgeon General. He is a founding member of the Senta Clinic, an interdisciplinary team on the Alvarado Hospital campus focusing on skull-base disorders. He is a member of numerous medical associations, and has served as president of the San Diego Society of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, president of the Society of Military Otolaryngologists, and president of the House Fellowship Alumni group. Military decorations include the Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal and the Navy Meritorious Service Medal. Dr. 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. His passions include his family, his patients, his specialty, quality improvement and golfin that order!

Gender: N/A

Years in Practice: 39 Years

Languages Spoken: Spanish and English

Education & Training

Medical School: Georgetown University School Of Medicine

Graduation Date: in 1980

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • Palomar Medical Center Poway
  • Sharp Coronado Hospital & Healthcare Center
  • Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
  • University California San Diego Medical Center
  • Alvarado Hospital LLC
  • Tri-City Medical Center
  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital

Specialties: Otolaryngology

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
  • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Health Net CA CommunityCare Network HMO
  • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
  • Health Net CA HMO SmartCare
  • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
  • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
  • Health Net CA PPO
  • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • Health Net PureCare One EPO Individual & Family Plan
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • Sharp Health Blue Choice
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO
  • UHC SignatureValue Flex1
  • UHC West SignatureValue Advantage HMO Value Network
  • UHC West SignatureValue HMO

Dr. Oleary's Office Information

Fax: (858) 822-9493
Website: sentaclinic.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM

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Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

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