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Phone number & Fax for all locations:
Phone: 619.297.4481 | Fax: 619.291.5536
San Diego Office: 3750 Convoy St., Suite 301, San Diego, CA 9211
La Mesa Office: 5565 Grossmont Center Drive, Building 1, Suite 210, La Mesa, CA 91942

Curriculum Vitae - Ott

B.S. Biochemistry
Yale University, New Haven, CN 1962 – 1966

University of California Medical Center,
San Francisco, CA 1966 – 1970

Externship in Neurology
Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen’s Square,
London, England  Summer 1969

Internship in Surgery, 
Massachusetts General Hospital 1970 – 1971
Boston, MA

Junior Assistant Resident in Surgery,
Massachusetts General Hospital 1971

Junior Assistant Resident in Neurosurgery,
Massachusetts General Hospital 1972 - 1976
Boston City Hospital
Beth Israel Hospital
Boston Children’s Hospital
Peter Bent Brigham Hospital     

Chief Resident in Neurological Surgery,
Massachusetts General Hospital 1976
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Course 1994
Karolinska Institute, Stockholm         

Regents Scholar, University of California- 1967-1970
Roche Award- 1968 
Alpha Omega Alpha- 1969
Upjohn Achievement Award for Outstanding Academic Attainment- 1970                
Merke Award- 1970
American Board of Neurological Surgery 1980

California Medical Association
San Diego County Medical Society 
California Association of Neurosurgeons
San Diego Academy of Neurological Surgeons 
Congress of Neurological Surgeons 
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Assistant in Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital  
1975 - 1976
President, San Diego Academy of Neurological Surgeons  
1980 - 1982
Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of  
California School of Medicine 
Board of Directors, San Diego Foundation for  Medical Care 
President, Yale Club of San Diego 
Chief Division Neurological Surgery Mercy Medical Center, San Diego 
Chief Section Neurological Surgery, Scripps Memorial Hospital 
1986 - 1993          
Board of Advisors, Pasadena Play House 
Executive Director, San Diego Gamma Knife Center 
Advisor Trigeminal Neuralgia Association
Advisor International Radiosurgery Association
Chief, Division Neurological Surgery, Scripps Mercy Hospital 
2003 - 2005 
California Association of Neurological Surgeons Board.  
1981 – 1982, 2005 -2012
Chief, Division of Neurosurgery, Scripps Memorial Hospital. La Jolla, 
2005 -2007
Vice-Chief of Surgery, Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla  
2006- 2008
Chief of Surgery, Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla 
2008 – 2010         
President Neurosurgical Medical Clinic, Inc. 
2008-2010, 1993-1994, 2017-2018
California Association of Neurological Surgeons Board.  
1981 – 1982, 2005 -2012
President, California Association of Neurological Surgeons 
Past President, California Association of Neurological Surgeons 
Consultant ,Board of Directors, California Association of Neurological Surgeons 

Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla                       
9888 Genesee Avenue                                           
La Jolla, CA 92037                                                         

Scripps Mercy Hospital                                
4077 Fifth Avenue                                                
San Diego, CA 92103

Sharp Memorial Hospital                    
7901 Frost Street                                                  
San Diego, CA 92123                                                      

Sharp Grossmont Hospital                           
5555 Grossmont Center Drive                               
La Mesa, CA 91944                                                         

San Diego Gamma Knife Center
9834 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037

Cyberknife of Southern California, at Vista
902 Sycamore Ave # 100
Vista, CA 92081

Cyberknife of Southern California, at San Diego
5395 Ruffin Road
San Diego, CA 92123               



Eldred E, Ott K: Effects on shivering-of cerebellar lesions and stimulation. Fed Proc 1964;23: 567. 

Ishikawa K., Ott K, Stuart DG, Eldred E: Receptor discharges during near sinusoidal stretch. Physiologist 1964;164: 7.  

Ishikawa K, Ott K, Stuart DG, Eldred E: Motoneuron responses to stimulation of thermoregulatory regions of the hypothalamus.  Physiologist 1965;8: 200.

Ott KH: A new method of motorneuron excitability testing. Texas Rep Bio Med 27;1969: 929-930.

Gassel  MM, Ott K: Cutaneous proprioceptive reflexes in humans.  Electroenceph Clin Neurophysiol 1969;27: 716-717.

Gassel MM, Ott K: The relationship of the latencies of the monosynaptic reflex and the direct motor response - an electrophysiological aid in differential diagnosis. Neurol 20;1970: 396.


Stuart DG, Ott K, Eldred E: Effects of cerebellar lesions and stimulation on the shivering tremor.  Am J  Physiol 1965;209: 1261– 266.

Stuart D, Ott K, Ishikawa  K, EIdred E: Muscle receptor responses to sinusoidaI stretch. Exp  Neurol 1965;13: 82-95. 

Stuart DG, Ott K, Ishikawa K, Eldred E: The rhythm of shivering. i : general sensory contributions.  Amer J Phys  Med 1966;45: 61-74.

Stuart DG, Ott K, Ishikawa  K, Eldred E: The rhythm of shivering . ii passive proprioceptive contrubutions. Amer J Phys Med 1966;45: 75-90.

Stuart DG, Ott K, Ishikawa, K, Eldred E: The rhythm of shivering. iii : central contributions.  Amer J Phys Med  1966; 45: 90 –104.

Ishikawa K, Ott K, Porter RW, Stuart  D: Low frequency depression of the h-wave in normal and spinal man.  Exp Neurol 1966;15: 140-156.

Eldred E, Ott K, Ishikawa K, Stuart DG: Prioceptive contributions to the shivering tremor. Nobel Symposium I. Muscular Afferents and Motor Control. Ragnar Granit ed. John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1966.

Ott K, Gassel M M: Methods of tendon jerk reinforcement. The role of muscle activity in refIex excitabiIity. J  Neurol Neurosurg Psychiat 1969;32: 541-547.

Gassel MM, Ott K, A novel and accelerated method of evaluating motoneuron excitability. Trans Amer Neurol Assoc 1969;94: 269-270.

Gassel, MM, Ott K: Local sign and late effects on motorneuron excitability on cutaneous stimulation in man.  
Brain 1970;93: 95-106.

Gassel  MM, Ott K: Motorneuron excitability in man. A novel method of evaluation by modulation of tonic muscle activity. Electroenceph Clin  Neurophysiol  1970;29: 190-195. 

GasseI MM, Ot, K: Patterns of reflex excitabiIity change after widespread cutaneous stimulation in man.  J  Neurol Neurosurg Psychiat 1973;36: 282-287.

Ott,K, Kase CS, Ojemann R.G, Mohr JP: Cerebellar hemorrhage: diagnosis and treatment.  A review of 56 cases. Arch  Neurol  1974;31: 160-167.

Ott K , Tarlov E, Crowell R, Papadakis N :Retained intracranial metallic foreign bodies: a report of two cases .J Neurosurg 1976;44: 80-83.

Sinha, YN, Ott K, Vanderlaam, WP Detection of multiple PRL- and GH-like protein in human pituitary by Western blot analysis. Amer J Med Sci 1987; 30:15-25.

Waltz TA, Dalessio DJ, Ott KH. Copeland B, Abbott G. Trigeminal cistern injections.  Headache 1985; 25:354-357

Waltz TA, Dalession D, Ott KH . Trigeminal cistern glycerol injections for facial pain. In: Pfaffenrath V, Lundberg PO, Sjaastad O, eds. Updating in Headache. Berlin: Springer-Verlag 1985: 35-40.

Ott K: A comparison of craniotomy and gamma knife charges in a community-based gamma knife center. J Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 1996;66 (suppl 1): 357-364.

Goetsch SJ, Hardy T, Hodgens D, Lizarraras A, Ott K, Scharfen C, Tung H. The       Open gamma knife center concept. J Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 1996; 66 (suppl 1): 296-301.     
Chasan CB, Goetsch S, Ott K. Radiosurgery for pineal tumors. Is biopsy indicated? J Stereotact Funct Neurosurg1996;66(suppl1):174-183.Ott K: Letter to the Editor. Surgery or Radiosurgery? J Neurosurg 1997; 86:165-166.

Ott K. An Algorithm for the determination of functional stereotactic targets.J Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 1998; 71:29-35

Johnstone, PAS, Hodgens DW, Ott K , Goetsch SJ, Risk Management in a Community Gamma Knife Unit, Stereotact Funct Neurosurg  2001;76:106-114.

Ott K, Hodgens DW, Goetsch S. Gamma Knife radiosurgery of the trigemnial nerve and sphenopalatine ganglion for cluster headache. McDermott MW (ed): Radiosurgery Basel. Karger. 2010, Vol 7. pp 348-359

Ott K. Book review:  Radiosurgery and Pathological Fundamentals. Progress in Neurological Surgery, Vol 20 edited  by G.T. Szeifert, D. Kondziolka, M. Leviver, and L.D. Lunsford. J Neurosurg in press 2008.

Ott K, Hodgens DW, Goetsch S. Gamma Knife radiosurgery of the trigeminal nerve and sphenopalatine ganglion for cluster headache. McDermott MW (ed): Radiosurgery. Basel, Karger, 2010, vol 7, pp 348–359.

Gonda DD, Kim TE, Goetsch SJ, Kawabe T, Watanabe S, Alksne JF, Hattangadi JA, Nitta M, Ott K, Hodgens DW, Carter BS, Yamamoto M, Chen CC. Prognostic factors for stereotactic radiosurgery-treated patients . Eur J Cancer. 2014 Apr;50(6):1148-58. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2014.01.001. Epub 2014 Feb 12.

Taich, ZJ, Goestch SJ, Monaco E, Carter BS, Ott K, Alksne JF, Chen CC. Stereotactic radiosurgery treatment of trigeminal neuralgia:clinical outcomes and prognostic factors. Worls Neurosurg, in press 2016

Marshall DC, Marcus LP, Kim TE, McCutcheon BA, Goetsch SJ, Kolso T, Alksne JF, Ott K, Carter BS, Hattangai-Gluth JA, Yamamoto M, Chen CC. Management patterns of patients with cerebral metastases who underwent multiple stereotactic radiosurgeries. J Neurooncol. doi  10.1007/s11060-016-2084-2. Epub 2016 Mar 7.


Ott, K.  Lawrence Henry Ott Collection. Babylonian Clay Tablets, Cylinder Seals & Stamps, Scarabs and Amulets. Clearstory Creative Digital Publishers. San Diego 2016

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