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Dr. Hamid Djalilian on the BackTable ENT Podcast

Dr. Hamid Djalilian


Dr. Hamid Djalilian is the director of Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery at UC Irvine in California.

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Ep 60 Otologic Manifestations of Migraine with Dr. Hamid Djalilian
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About Dr. Hamid Djalilian

Hamid Djalilian, M.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the field of 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/tinnitus, balance disorders, facial nerve paralysis, and skull base

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. He has published over 300 articles and
lectured more than 200 times at national and international meetings. In addition to a busy clinical practice,
Dr. Djalilian conducts research in several areas related to device and software development for treating
tinnitus, hearing loss, dizziness, ear infections, among others. He has multiple granted and pending
patents on medical devices and the treatment of tinnitus. He was the first to develop a combined internet-
based cognitive behavioral therapy and sound therapy to allow remote treatment of tinnitus
( and is in the process of developing a cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of
vertigo and other migraine-related disorders (
He is a member of multiple committees of national organization and has been a thought leader on the role
of migraine in ear disorders like dizziness, tinnitus, hearing loss, etc. and is the president of the Migraine
in Otolaryngology Society. He is the chief advisor to telemedicine start-ups ( to
medically treat patients with dizziness, tinnitus, central (non-pulmonary) long COVID, post-concussive
syndrome (, and migraine remotely. He has developed novel therapies for Meniere’s
disease, tinnitus, sudden hearing loss, chronic ear fullness, among others.

In addition to novel medical treatments, he has developed new procedures for treating cholesteatomas and
other complex ear disease, facial nerve disorders, and skull base tumors and CSF leaks. Patients from
nearly all states in the U.S. as well as a multitude of other countries (e.g., China, India, Saudi Arabia,
Mexico, Canada, among others) have sought care with him. Dr. Djalilian also mentors medical students,
residents, PhD students, and post-doctoral fellows to train the next generation of physicians and scientists.

Learn more by visiting Dr. Hamid Djalilian's practice:

Podcasts Featuring Dr. Hamid Djalilian

Episode #60


In this episode of BackTable ENT, Dr. Walter Kutz interviews otologist Dr. Hamid Djalilian about the link between the hearing / vestibular disorders and migraines.

Articles Featuring Dr. Hamid Djalilian

A physician conducts an exam to determine the patient’s otologic conditions

Dr. Djalilian discusses his research on the otologic conditions that may actually be caused by migraines. Learn more about Ménière’s disease, sudden sensory hearing loss, persistent postural-perceptual dizziness, and how a migraine treatment regimen for these otologic conditions may provide increased relief to patients.

An otolarygologist explains treatment options for a patient with migrianes.

Learn how nortriptyline and topiramate are used to treat migraines and headaches. With trigger management and proper medications, patients can often find relief.

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