Meet Dr. Djalilian

Dr. Hamid Djalilian

Skull Base Surgery, Neurotology, Hearing and Balance

Hamid Djalilian, M.D. is board-certified and fellowship trained in Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery. In addition to routine conditions of the ear, Dr. Djalilian’s areas of expertise include complex ear surgery, hearing loss, balance disorders, facial nerve paralysis, and skull base surgery.

He received his medical degree with honors from the University of Minnesota and completed his Otolaryngology residency at the same institution. He completed his fellowship training at the Minnesota Ear, Head & Neck Clinic and the University of Minnesota. Prior to UC Irvine, he was on the faculty at the University of Illinois, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, and UCLA.

He has published numerous articles and lectured widely on these subjects. In addition to a busy clinical practice, Dr. Djalilian conducts research in several areas related to cochlear implants, acoustic neuroma, and chronic ear disease. Dr. Djalilian has developed several innovative devices for the treatment of hearing loss, imbalance, and tinnitus which are undergoing clinical trials.


He has developed new procedures for treating complex ear, facial nerve, and skull base disorders. In addition to patients from all over the California, in the past year, patients from all states in the Western U.S. and the Midwest as well as some states in the East Coast have sought treatment with Dr. Djalilian. Dr. Djalilian also teaches medical students and residents.

Dr. Djalilian is also a pioneer in the treatment of brain sensitivity disorders. These disorders present with a cluster of symptoms, such as tinnitus, headache, fatigue, brain fog, dizziness, vertigo, and chronic pain. Dr. Djalilian developed the highly successful Integrative Neurosensory Rehabilitation (INR) protocol for treating brain sensitivity disorders. The INR protocol is now used by many doctors and medical clinics across the country.

  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurotology
  • Hearing and Balance
  • English

UCI Medical Center – Orange
101 The City Drive South
Pavilion II
Orange, CA 92868

UCI Health – Irvine
250 E. Yale Loop
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92604


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Wonderful and highly intelligent doctor
I'm writing this not as a review but as a small way to appreciate Dr. Djalilian for saving my life. After several ENT visits and 2 times of hospitalization, receiving unnecessary IV and oral antibiotics without improvement, I found Dr. Djalilian who immediately diagnosed me and saved my life.We always aporeciate Football players, Basketball players. Actors, actresses....... but don't aporeciate GENIUS doctors like Dr. Djalilian who worked days and nights to get to this point and save patient's life.I also appreciate his resident Dr. Sina Torabi for taking time, listening to me carefully and gathering all information.Without Dr. Djalilian's smart diagnosis, I would have unnecessary and complex surgeries that would kill me.THANK YOU SO MUCH AGAIN FOR SAVING MY LIFE. I CAN NEVER APPRECIATE YOU ENOUGH. YOU ARE THE BEST AND SMARTEST DOCTOR I'VE EVER SEEN.
Best Doctor for ear surgery especially cochlears.. Worth to travel to get it done..He is very experienced and knowledgeable
Dr. Djalilian saw me a week ago. This was my first appointment with him.He was very thorough and professional, explained every question I had, with follow-up appointment.
I visited the office of dr Djalilian MD for problem relating to my right ear tinnitus,the staff were friendly, the doctor was very nice and he examined me, he seems to be interested in my case and I was prescribed medication ,I found him knowledgeable and has a very good bedside mannersI recommend him to future patients and I am looking forward for his helpI shall keep you informed about my future visits
Dr. Djalilian is a brilliant doctor and surgeon. He puts tubes inside my 4 year old son's ears without any issues at all. He was always patient with us, and answered all of our questions thoughtfully and thoroughly. He offered us better options and outcomes than any other doctor we met before. My son is his patient from 4 years to now. My son likes to visit his office.
Dr. Djalilian's expertise and kindness has always helped me with my on-going condition. I highly recommend Dr Djalilian and his staff and feel fortunate to have such an excellent and caring doctor!
Dr. Djalilian has been taking care of my husband for his inner ear problem. He has been extremely helpful in diagnosing and treating the problem.
Dr. Djalilian is a brilliant doctor and surgeon. He removed my 5 year old son's cholesteatoma without any issues at all. He was always patient with us, and answered all of our questions thoughtfully and thoroughly. He offered us better options and outcomes than any other doctor we met with, and he achieved exactly what he said he would. We are forever grateful for Dr. Djalilian.
Dr. Djalilian did a great job of explaining information and making sure that everything was in working order. UCI Medical Center is a teaching environment for students within the medical field. This does not bother me as a patient. It was one of the Doctors that is learning more about the ENT field that was able to find and remove a piece of cotton that was stuck to my ear drum from using Q-tips. I will take Dr. Djalilian's advise "Nothing smaller than your elbow goes in your ear." Thank you Dr. Djalilian.