John S. Oghalai, MD

Otolaryngologist, Head and neck surgeon, Pediatric otolaryngologist

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics
Bio:   Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery is a surgical specialty and I consider the care of the patient in front of me to be of paramount importance. My ultimate goal is to improve human health not only by caring for my patients expertly, but also by advancing our scientific knowledge base so that all physicians can treat disease more effectively. I am following a clinician-scientist pathway and have found basic and translational research to be synergistic with my clinical activities. In particular, treating patients helps me to develop a meaningful research agenda. I believe that developing and maintaining a university-based medical practice requires a tertiary level of care based upon providing clinical excellence, incorporating the latest research, and delivering patient-centered service. Personally, I have built up a nationwide referral practice in the subspecialty care of patients with diseases of the ear and skull base. My adult practice focuses on the management of skull base tumors such as acoustic neuroma and meningioma. I work closely with the Departments of Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology, and Neuroradiology as part of the skull base team. My pediatric practice focuses on the evaluation and management of children with hearing loss, in particular, I am the Director of the Stanford Children's Hearing Center and its pediatric cochlear implant team.
4.7 out of 5
97 Patient Ratings
6 Patient Comments

Ear Clinic

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Univ of California San Francisco (2003) CA
  • Residency: Baylor College of Medicine (2001) TX
  • Internship: Baylor College of Medicine (1995) TX
  • Medical Education: University of Wisconsin SOM and Public Health (1994) WI
  • Board Certification: Neurotology, American Board of Otolaryngology (2010)
  • Board Certification: Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology (2002)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Neurotology (2010)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology-HNS (2002)
  • Clinical Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco, Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery (2003)
  • Residency, Baylor College of Medicine, Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surg. (2001)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Auditory Neuroscience (1998)
  • Internship, Baylor College of Medicine, General Surgery (1995)
  • M.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison, Medicine (1994)
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin - Madison, Electrical Engineering (1990)

Honors & Awards

  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha (1994)
  • Administrative Chief Resident, Baylor College of Medicine (2000)
  • Neurotology Trainee Award, American Neurotology Scociety (2002)
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (2007)

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, The Stanford Children's Hearing Center (2010 - Present)

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4.8

Friendliness

4.6

Recommended to others

4.7

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.6

Confidence in your doctor

3.8

Wait times

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Very good experience.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Everyone is doing their job great.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Excellent care but LONG process.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

I have experienced great care and respect from all.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

I was in the best hands for my care and procedure and it was obvious.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Oghalai was awesome!

4.7 out of 5
97 Patient Ratings
6 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Very good experience.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Everyone is doing their job great.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Excellent care but LONG process.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

I have experienced great care and respect from all.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

I was in the best hands for my care and procedure and it was obvious.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Oghalai was awesome!