Kenneth Ott, MD, FACS

 Kenneth Ott, MD, FACS
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Ott has practiced neurosurgery for more than thirty years in San Diego, joining NMC following his residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston in 1976. Prior to residency he attended Yale University and U.C. San Francisco School of Medicine.

He has been the Chief of the Divisions of Neurosurgery at Scripps Mercy Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital. He developed the Gamma Knife Radiosurgery program at Scripps Memorial Hospital in 1994 and a movement disorders surgery program in 1999.

Currently he is the Medical Director of the San Diego Gamma Knife Center, the immediate past Chief of Neurosurgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital and the President of the California Association of Neurological Surgeons. He has been in continuous practice at NMC in San Diego since residency, a commitment to San Diego.

Executive Assistant:

Karen Reyna, ext 102
fax: 619 297-4218


San Diego, La Jolla, El Cajon

Tel: 619 297-4481
Fax: 858.810.7303

Areas of Special Interest:

minimally invasive forms of neurosurgery such as outpatient microlumbar discectomy and anterior cervical discectomy; Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, as well as Cyberknife and Brainlab Novalis radiosurgery; Much interest in image-guided and frame-based stereotactic surgery; functional neurosurgery for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders; endoscopic sympathectomy for hyperhydrosis as well as pituitary surgery; brain tumor surgery is a significant portion of his practice.

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