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.
He was able to find a solution to an issue that three other specialists in two years couldn't regarding my eardrum. He was patient with my questions and gave me clear answers. He is straight talker so don't expect him to sugarcoat anything. I had a procedure done and felt well cared for during it. Thank you, Dr. Djalilian!
Dr. Djalilian fixed both of my ears with major Exostoses (Surfer's Ear) in one operation. Perfect job using the latest greatest techniques so my healing time was quick and there was little trauma. I was back in the water fast, hearing came back and chronic ear infections are gone. I highly recommend Dr. Djalilian for complicated ear operations, especially Surfer's Ear. Haven't needed to go back in over 3 years but I thought his office staff was great with scheduling, etc.
I’m so thankful for Dr. Djalilian and his great team, the nurse immediately helped me feel at ease because I was a bundle of nerves! Unlike the ENT I saw before Dr. D, everyone took the time to go over all of my symptoms and check my ears before coming in with Dr. D, he speaks with such confidence that you right away feel you are in great hands. He diagnosed me with something COMPLETELY different from my former ENT’s diagnosis, just further shows that we made the right decision to switch to UCI and it’s wonderful team of doctors! Thank you doctor, I can’t wait to start feeling better under your care!
Dr. Hamid Djalilian, MD, UC Irvine Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. I had Surfer’s Ear / Exostosis Surgery performed by Dr Djalilian on both ears 2018/2019. He is an excellent surgeon and I was extremely pleased with the entire experience. Dr Djalilian and his staff are at the top of their game. Don’t be fooled, minor complications due to surgery are relatively common and although more rare, severe complications can result from operations of exostosis of the external auditory canal. Look no further, Dr. Djalilian is one of the best in his field here in Orange County.
I know this isn't the norm, I have not yet seen Dr. Djalilian, however, I've heard so many great things. I'm waiting for my referral to go through so I can see him for vertigo/dizziness. Praying Dr. J can firgure out what is going on since my last ENT said it's chronic and to just live with it. I want a doctor that is willing to accept a challenge and according to these reviews, he is the one for the job! I'm sooo excited to see him!
Simply, #The_Best doctor/surgeon I’ve dealt with period. He genuinely cares about his patients, and the results show it. Been to many ear doctors before him, non were able to help. Very grateful I was able to find Dr Djalilian!