Hossein Mahboubi MD | Otolaryngologist | Downey, CA | PIH Health
Hossein Mahboubi

Hossein Mahboubi MD


Neurotology (Ear Surgery) and Otolaryngology
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4.8 / 5 (based on 227 Reviews) View 61 Comments

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Hossein Mahboubi MD is a board-certified otolaryngologist - head and neck surgeon with fellowship training in otology, neurotology and skull base surgery, a sub-specialty focusing on the diseases of the ear and hearing, balance, and facial nerves. Dr. Mahboubi completed his residency in otolaryngology - head and neck surgery at University of California Irvine following a post-doctoral research fellowship at the same institution, which helped develop his passion for treating ear and skull base diseases. He then spent additional two years completing a clinical fellowship in otology and neurotology at House Ear Clinic and University of California Los Angeles where he advanced his skills in cochlear implants, stapedectomy, and complex ear and lateral skull base surgery.

Dr. Mahboubi has published numerous articles in national and international otolaryngology journals on the diseases of the ear, nose, and throat, including hearing loss, cholesteatoma, otosclerosis, exostosis (surfers’ ear), dizziness, Meniere’s disease, vestibular schwannomas (acoustic neuromas), and skull bases diseases. He has authored several book chapters in otolaryngology and neurosurgery textbooks. Dr. Mahboubi has presented his research at national otolaryngology meetings and been a recipient of multiple clinical and research awards. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and American Neurotology Society and a reviewer for top otolaryngology journals.

Dr. Mahboubi and his wife enjoy traveling and going on road trips to various national parks. He is an avid soccer fan and likes to hike in his free time.

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Downey Hospital

PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





  • Neurotology (Ear Surgery)
  • Otolaryngology

Additional Languages

  • Farsi


Medical School

Tehran University of Medical Sciences & Health


University of California Medical Center (Irvine)


House Clinic

Board Certifications

  • Neurotology
  • Otolaryngology


Patient Reviews

September 19, 2022
The office staff was very pleasant and supportive. The doctor was very, very seem to me to be extremely competent, knowledgeable. I felt confident in having him as my physician or this particular issue. He also had a very positive demeanor.
September 09, 2022
The office staff was great. The doctor was great, everything about the office, how everything was handled was amazing. I asked for some water and she went ahead and gave it to me. I was seen in a timely manner, the doctor answered all my questions and concerns. Yeah. So 10 out of 10, rating.
September 06, 2022
This doctor, as well as all of my PIH doctors, are incredible. I hear other people complain about their doctors from other places, and I feel so fortunate to be hitting a home run with all of mine. Thank you, (PHI removed)
August 31, 2022
I have complete confidence with his medical knowledge and experience.
August 30, 2022
Staff assumed you're Hispanic because of your name she jump in face and start her Spanish.. I just said to my self what's wrong with this person
August 23, 2022
The doctor and his staff were extremely patient and understanding . I can't remember the last time a doctor and his nurse were so kind and caring. The doctor explained everything step by step. The office staff worked wonders getting the procedure authorized quickly! Thank you to everyone there.
July 27, 2022
He's a good doctor with innovative ideas to hearing loss.
July 20, 2022
It's so pleasant to deal with an Very professional team.
July 19, 2022
The doctor was very friendly and knowledgable about my problem.
July 15, 2022
Wait time has improved since my last visit. I am hoping it stays this way.
July 13, 2022
I would like to said something about myl osteoporosis provider I was treated very disrespectfully by her. She kept wanting me to take a certain medication where I had to inject myself for my osteoporosis she was very upset and told me that if I didn't take the medication I was going to die .She was very upset I have not gone back. I felt so disappointed
July 12, 2022
I thought the care was very good. Thank you.
July 08, 2022
Very Happy to be there ,had the best care ,thank you all.
June 28, 2022
I'm totally satisfied people working very professional Thank you
June 21, 2022
The doctor, he was awesome, great personality, great bedside manner. He was very, you know, he explained everything. You can tell that he was very knowledgeable. He trained under the, the surgeon that actually did my surgery, so he knew my ear Well, he knew the doctor's notice to where I had to surgery, so he knew as work very well. Anyway, he was awesome. I look forward to working with him for several years. So it's going forward and I would recommend them, highly highly highly highly, thank you.
June 21, 2022
Provider and staff were pleasant, courteous and explained everything well.
June 17, 2022
Thanks for taking care of me and being patient with the patients
May 24, 2022
Very comprehensive, organized, polite and took great care of me.
May 16, 2022
Thank you. That was...very enlightening but it took so long.
May 11, 2022
Dr. Mahboubi listened to me and made me feel heard. He provided me with information, guidance, and possible solutions. I really appreciated this because other doctors hadn't been able to do so. Thankful for Dr. Mahboubi!
May 09, 2022
Dr Mahboubi was extremely patient and professional. He took time to explain everything to me and let me make choices for myself. I would definitely go back to Dr. Mahboubi
May 04, 2022
This provider and office staff acted in a very professional manner. They were very friendly and courteous.
April 26, 2022
My name is (PHI removed) give me a feedback. This just doctor was a specialist. The ring. He won't what you're doing, and I'm looking forward to seeing him and you got something very good. Thank you we're having document a specialist for for the error. Thank you.
April 25, 2022
April 20, 2022
I am very grateful that a doctor actual told me we could address my problem rather than basically saying, "Sorry, there's nothing to be done."
April 13, 2022
Courteous, professional, knowledgeable and kind doctor. Staff is very nice also.
April 12, 2022
An excellent visit. All very friendly, punctual, attentive.
April 12, 2022
The Dr. lacked emotion as he was very straight to the point which is kind of a lack of empathy. I was taken back to the room in a timely manner, but waited 30 minutes for the Dr. to come in the room. Being the long wait for him, he should have not made me felt rushed and comfortable.
April 08, 2022
Nurse was incredibly rude and tried to force me into getting weighed and getting my blood pressure taken. She said it was "protocol." What a stupid thing to say to a patient. If I don't want to get weighed or have you hurt my arm with your machines, I have the right to say no. Seriously. And medi-cal will still pay you.
March 29, 2022
The doctor and his staff was great. He is very attentive, intelligent, friendly, patient, thoughtful and she came, she thinks things through before. Before saying getting any recommendations or kind of giving a diagnosis of any sort, so I'm very happy hour coming over commanding 2 anyway, so, thank you.
March 22, 2022
My appointment was at 10 a.m and I was not seen almost until 11. I would appreciated If the doctor and the staff would be more consistent on the timing, I made an appointment counting and depending on it on the appointment due to the fact that after the appointment. I had other things and other errands that I had to do, but with the delay, it it kind of, you know, didn't work out. Well, for the rest of my day. Everything else was good, and I do greatly appreciate that.
March 22, 2022
The office staff, with the exception of one, were a bit on the rude side.
March 16, 2022
I am very satisfied with the care that everyone at Dr. Mahboubi's office has taken of me from the receptionist, nurses, and Dr. Mahboubi. He has done his best to make sure I'm doing well. Thanks so much.
March 16, 2022
Everyone did a very good job. The doctor is very professional. I am very happy.
March 11, 2022
Great bedside manner. Very pleasant and put my care first and foremost. Thank you
March 08, 2022
Great customer service. Dr. Explain with detail everything and also listen to our concerns.
March 07, 2022
Hossein was very very knowledgeable. I was very impressed with his knowledge and his actions in attitude toward me, and I appreciate that so, thank you very much.
March 07, 2022
The survey says it all.
March 07, 2022
The office was very professional and I would definitely recommend it to everyone. My doctor had a great bedside manner as well as being very knowledgeable.
March 02, 2022
I don't know if I'm going to get better..all the medicine he prescribe I have already taken before..didn't help ..I don't know what to think..I haven't been getting the help I need even before I seen him ..I'm not getting better..worse I'll try taken the medicine again..thank for trying to help...
March 02, 2022
Doctor was really professional and listened to all my concerns. Highly recommended.
February 28, 2022
The doctor was very professional. Very friendly. Very clear. And we will...we highly recommend this doctor. And we were recommended this doctor to family and friends.
February 14, 2022
This was the first time I have seen an ENT. Dr. Mahboubi was great. He carefully listened to me and explained everything he was going to do. He wa friendly and professional.
February 11, 2022
Dr. Mahboubi was very patient and professional. I had a very good experience. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.
February 08, 2022
Dr. Mahboubi was wonderful. He listened to what I had to say. He took care of what I needed to do. I have an appointment to come back next Wednesday, and I'll be glad to be there. Thank you. Bye.
January 25, 2022
The doctor is a very young person but with the ability to resolve an illness for which one is visiting him. He is very courteous, you feel confident and he listens to the patient carefully. very good doctor.
January 18, 2022
Listen to me. Answered my questions. Provided me with written information to help me
January 12, 2022
I really like Dr, Team, and Dr as well, they treat me very professional, friendly, and respectful.
January 11, 2022
The best E-N-T doctor I've ever ever seen.
January 04, 2022
He was very respectful, understanding, and extremely considerate!
January 03, 2022
The doctor was very very good and professional we'd be very aware of what he diagnosed me with when I got the time wrong because I have 2 doctors, I'm dealing with one appointment was at 9 that it was 10:20, I misjudged the time and went to his that the wrong time frame he's able to fit me in an hour later do whatever you could see me and explain test results and he explained them in a way that I understood what was wrong and educated me on the diagnostics so I really recommend them and I thought it was very professional.
January 03, 2022
If you with excellent, excellent. ENT physician, you guys are very lucky to have him,e's an asset to the PIH system, he was extremely through very comprehensive, very compassionate, really engaged, will communicated excellent. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about him, his name is difficult for me to repeat but I know that it's the person that you contacted me about to give the review so again outstanding
December 20, 2021
Oh, hi. This, I'm giving a review for ENT office. The doctor is excellent, no doubt. He's a very helpful person. The staff needs to improve a lot. They have a bad manners and the one of them was not cooperating, so make a....you need to make an improvement on all PIH staff, not only one, all the staff is lousy and they are not helpful on the phone, not personally. The doctors are good, but the staff is horrible, so let's see how long you guys can stick with it. Bye.
December 15, 2021
(INAUDIBLE) with talking to me, but it was my first visit. So, you know, the answers that I gave you - it's not really (INAUDIBLE) it's my first time. So, he's okay, you know, taking some medicine he gave me but my [PHI removed] than what it was. So, I don't know. Waiting for a phone call for them to schedule a test. We'll see what happens.
November 30, 2021
Thanks for the help and amazing staff!
November 16, 2021
Dr Mahboubi is an outstanding provider. He earned my trust immediately because he is very knowledge and has a wonderful disposition.
October 27, 2021
Doctor was very pleasant , patient and informative. I was somewhat concerned with my symptoms but he helped me put my fears to rest based on his exam and explanation about my condition.
October 20, 2021
October 19, 2021
I wish all Dr. visits would go this well.
October 12, 2021
The doctor is very professional
October 08, 2021
Overall great service
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