John S. Oghalai, MD

Neurotology, Otolaryngology, Otology
Accepting New Patients


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1450 San Pablo St. HC4 - Suite 5100 Ste 5100, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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9033 Wilshire Blvd Suite 305 Ste 305, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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About John S. Oghalai, MD

John S. Oghalai, MD, has dedicated himself to the dual role of clinician-scientist, both caring for patients and pursuing life-changing research in the lab. A global leader in ear and skull base surgery, he specializes in surgery for acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma) and other skull base tumors. He also cares for patients with chronic ear disease, hearing loss, and Meniere’s disease.

Dr. Oghalai is board certified in otolaryngology and neurotology, the treatment of neurological disorders related to the ear. In 2017, he joined USC, where he leads the USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and is the Leon J. Tiber and David S. Alpert Chair in Medicine.

Within his USC lab and funded by the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Oghalai is determined to uncover the causes of progressive hearing loss and develop novel techniques to treat this problem, before it worsens. He also directs a training program aimed at producing more clinician-scientists.

Dr. Oghalai is an avid runner, hiker and sailor. He grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, then worked for many years in Houston and in Northern California before moving to Los Angeles.

I strive to provide each of my patients with enough time to explain what they are experiencing. I use the vast resources at Keck Medicine of USC to develop an appropriate care plan. Above all, I want my patients to know they are getting the best care possible, whether medical or surgical management.

I love learning about my patients. What do they do? What are they planning on doing? How can I get them past this issue and help them move on with their lives?


  • Neurotology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Otology
Areas of Focus
Ear and Skull Base Surgery
Academic Title
Chair and Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Insurances Accepted

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Benefits among health plans and employers vary. Please contact your health plan to verify benefits and network providers for specific products. It is important to note that not all of our providers participate in all of a health plan's products or networks.

  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered California
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Health Plans of Nevada
  • USC Network
  • First Health
  • NEXT
  • Health Net Covered California
  • Health Net
  • Pacificare
  • Beech Street Corporation /WC
  • Union Roofers Health & Welfare Fund
  • Blue Shield of California
  • GEHA
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Health & Welfare
  • Brand New Day
  • Kern Health Systems
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
  • Interplan
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (UHC)
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Aetna
  • Great-West Healthcare of California, Inc.
  • Medicare
  • Marian Health Services
  • Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer
  • Take Care (GUAM)
  • United Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Blue Shield Covered California
  • Watchtower

Ratings and Reviews

  • Provider Explanations Easy to Understand
  • Provider Gave Easy to Understand Instructions
  • Provider Showed Respect
  • Provider Listened Carefully
  • Provider Knew Medical History
  • Provider Spent Enough Time

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