The Department of Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery (Ear, Nose, and Throat) at OHSU is committed to deliver the best possible care to all of our patients, and to expand our knowledge through research and education. As a service to our patients, we offer a full range of medical care options, state-of-the-art technologies and expert doctors and staff.  As part of our commitment to the best care possible, we provide education to medical students, residents and fellows (doctors in training), and practicing physicians, and offer educational information and seminars to our patients as well.

Our specialists and physicians treat a wide variety of ear, nose, and throat-related disorders, such as hoarseness, hearing loss, sore throats, snoring and sinus problems, and cancer of the head and neck region. 

By combining compassionate care with specialized treatment options and the most current education and technology, we create a caring and healing environment for both children and adults.

Alfred Nuttall, PhD Appointed First Jack Vernon Endowed Professorship


Congratulations to Dr Nuttall for being appointed the first OHSU Jack Vernon Endowed Professorship in Hearing Research!  This title carries with it the recognition of leadership and achievement in hearing research.  Dr Nuttall has been the Director of the Oregon Hearing Research Center since 1996 and has helped to grow the center to international prominence.

Peter G. Barr-Gillespie, Ph.D., appointed associate vice president for basic research

Peter Barr-Gillespie, professor of Otolaryngology in the School of Medicine and senior scientist at the Vollum Institute, has been appointed associate vice president for basic research, a position that advises the senior vice president for research and serves as a liaison to the OHSU research community. Dr. Barr-Gillespie will also serve on the new Research Strategic Advisory Council and chair the OHSU Research Oversight Committee (formerly the OHSU Research Council).

Otolaryngology Grand Rounds Schedule

Full Detailed Schedule

Monday, October 20, 2014

7:00-8:00am - Faculty Lecture
Derek Lam, MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Otolaryngology
Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
Pediatric Airway Reconstruction

8:00-9:00am - Faculty Lecture
Dennis Trune, PhD, MBA
Oregon Hearing Research Center
Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
Steroids for Hearing Loss: Forget Everything You've Been Taught

News and events

Oregon Academy of Otolaryngology Fall Meeting
Date:  Friday, November 7, 2014
Location:  Sentinel Hotel (formerly the Governor Hotel)
Portland, Oregon
To see full schedule or to register online for the upcoming Fall OAO Meeting visit the Oregon Academy of Otolaryngology website


U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals 2014-15 ranks OHSU Ear, Nose & Throat at #22!  Great job!


Andrew Palmer, from our NW Clinic for Voice & Swallowing, was awarded the IAL Clinical Excellence Award for outstanding commitment advancing the clinical mission of the IAL Way to go Andrew!  Proud week for our program.

At the School of Medicine Graduation held at the Schnitzer Concert Hall, two individuals in our Department were recognized during the ceremony.
Pierre Apostolides, PhD was awarded the 2014 John A. Resko PhD Dissertation Award for his thesis titled "Cellular and Network Mechanisms for Generating Inhibition in the Mouse Dorsal Cochlear Nucleus."  Dr. Apostolides (Trussell Lab) recently started a postdoctoral fellowship at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm.   Read more
Dr. Zhi-Gen Jiang, PhD was appointed Research Professor Emeritus, Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.
Congratulations to both for their contributions to our program and the Institution.