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OHSU Department of Otolaryngology 2014
Department of Otolaryngology 2014

Thomas Albert, MD, DMD - Head and Neck Cancer

Thomas Albert, MD, DMD

Dr. Albert's special areas of interest are in orthognathic surgery, reconstructive surgery and cleft surgery. He received his medical degree in 1977 from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and received his medical degree in dentistry from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1971. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He received special certification in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1979. Dr. Albert is an OHSU Professor Emeritus of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, having taught in that department from 1977 until he joined the OHSU Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery in the division of Head and Neck Surgery in 2002.


Peter Andersen, MD - Director, Head and neck Cancer

Peter Andersen, MD - Head & Neck Cancer

Dr. Andersen received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri in 1988. He did his residency at Oregon Health Sciences University from 1988-93 and then completed a fellowship in head and neck surgery/oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City from 1993-95, during which time he received a $10,000 award from the American Cancer Society Clinical Fellowship and a Basic Science Award from the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital Resident Research Day. In 1995 he became Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at OHSU. He is currently a Professor.

Currently, Dr. Andersen is involved in research on the Differential Expression of Genes in Head and Neck Squamous Carcinoma with a grant from the American Cancer Society, Oregon Division, as well as his surgical and clinical practice at Oregon Health & Science University in Head and Neck Cancer and Surgery.

 


Kandice Bowman, MS, CPNP - Pediatric Ear, Nose, & Throat

Kandice Bowman, NP - Pediatric Ear Nose and Throat Nurse Practitioner

 Kandice Bowman, MS, CPNP earned her RN, MS, and PNP degrees from Oregon Health & Science University. She is certified by the Pediatrics Nursing Certification Board, and is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, the Nurse Practitioners of Oregon, and the Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses. She came back to OHSU in 2009 to work with the Pediatric Otolaryngology division as an Instructor.  Ms. Bowman specializes in caring for children with ear, nose or throat problems. She has advanced training in pediatrics that allows her to provide specialized care for children and their families. She enjoys working with the kids and providing the individualized care that families and children need. She sees patients at the Physicians Pavilion and at Doernbecher Children's Hospital, and also works as a very important part of the collaborative Pediatric ENT team.In her spare time, Ms. Bowman enjoys spending time with her husband and children, reading, meeting with friends, walking and traveling. Her new hobby is learning the game of golf.


Daniel Brickman, MD - Head and Neck Cancer

Daniel Brickman, MD

Dr. Brickman is originally from Miami, Florida and completed an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida and his medical degree at the University of Miami. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology at Oregon Health and Science University, where he then completed his training as the Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery Fellow. He has recently joined the faculty as an assistant professor.

Dr. Brickman specializes in the treatment of tumors of the head and neck. This includes squamous cell carcinoma as well as thyroid and parathyroid disease, skull base tumors, and salivary malignancies. He has specialized training in minimally invasive approaches including transoral robotic surgery (TORS).

 

Daniel Clayburgh, MD, PhD - Head and Neck Cancer

Daniel Clayburgh, MD

Dr. Daniel Clayburgh grew up in North Dakota and attended a Williams College in Massachusetts, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry. He then attended University of Chicago, where he received his medical degree and also completed a Ph.D. in the Department of Pathology.  Following medical school he completed his residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Oregon Health and Science University, followed by a fellowship in Advanced Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh.  He is board certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Clayburgh works at both OHSU and the Portland VA Medical Center and specializes in the treatment of head and neck cancer, including squamous cell carcinoma, skin cancer, thyroid and parathyroid disease, and salivary gland malignancy.  He has advanced training in minimally invasive approaches to the head and neck, including transoral robotic surgery.  His research interests include cancer stem cells, the development of new therapies and surgical technology for head and neck cancer, and improvements in perioperative management of head and neck cancer patients.

 


James I. Cohen, MD, PhD - Thyroid and Parathyroid - VAMC

James I. Cohen, MD - Thyroid and Parathyroid, PVAMC

James (Jamie) I. Cohen, MD, PhD is a Professor in the OHSU Otolaryngology Department. and is the Chief of the Otolaryngology Service at the Portland VAMC.He works in the Portland Veterans Administration Medical Center as part of the head and neck surgery Otolaryngology team.  At the VA, Dr Cohen works with OHSU residents and medical students from Otolaryngology and other OHSU departments (i.e. Internal Medicine) in this very diverse clinic.

Dr Cohen earned his medical degree at the University of Manitoba  in 1978. In 1984, he completed his  Ph.D. in Otolaryngology and Residency in Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Minnesota in 1984. Following residency, Dr Cohen completed fellowship training in  Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at the MD Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute Houston Texas Dr Cohen is Board Certified by the American Board of  Otolaryngology.

 


Ted Cook, MD - Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Ted Cook, MD - Facial Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Cook, a native Oregonian, graduated from Willamette University. He received his M.D. degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He interned at the Stanford Hospital in San Francisco, and then spent four years in the U.S. Navy as a flight surgeon. After the Navy, he completed a residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Baylor, and did fellowship training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Tampa, Florida and Boston, Massachusetts.

He practiced in Spokane, Washington, as a faculty member of the University of Washington Medical School from 1973 until 1982. In 1982 he joined the faculty at OHSU and has been here in the division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery ever since. His practice, limited to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, involves all aspects of repair of congenital, traumatic and cancer defects of the face.

Past President of both the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies, he is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker and writer on all aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery of the face. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.


Monica Deshpande, FNP - Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat

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Monica Deshpande, FNP, joined the department of Otolaryngology in 2011 returning to the Pacific Northwest from Nashville, TN where she spent the previous 15 years.   She enjoys seeing general pediatric otolaryngology patients as well as being part of a multi-disciplinary team that specializes in the care of pediatric hemangiomas and vascular disorders.  Monica delivers an integrated approach in health care by involving the families and members of the pediatric specialty team.  She earned her BS and Masters of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University where she spent over 10 years providing health-care to children. Certified by the ANCC, a member of the Nurse Practitioners of Oregon and the Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Nurses, she has also served as guest faculty at Vanderbilt University and OHSU School of Nursing mentoring students, seeing patients, and giving lectures.In her spare time, Monica enjoys the many outdoor activities that Portland has to offer, running, kayaking, hiking, and biking.


Paul W. Flint, MD - NW Center for Voice and Swallowing, Chair of Department

Paul W. Flint, MD - NW Center for Voice and Swallowing, Head & Neck, Department Chair

Paul W. Flint, MD received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and completed his post-doctoral training at the University of Washington.  He joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 1991, where he has served as Residency Training Program Director, co-Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgical Training Center, Director of the Laryngeal and Voice Disorders Center and Director of the Division of Speech-Language Pathology.


Dr. Flint received The Richard S. Ross Clinician Scientist Award at Johns Hopkins in 1992; and, in 2005 he was installed as the first Charles W. Cummings Professor. Dr. Flint was appointed Professor and Chair, Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery at OHSU in 2009.  He is a founding member of the Society for Airway Management, and an active member in the Triological Society and the American Academy of Otolaryngology.  He is the Senior Editor of the sixth edition of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, considered to be the definitive textbook for the specialty. 

Dr. Flint’s research interests include neuroanatomic and physiologic changes occurring with laryngeal injury, the use of prosthetic materials for laryngeal implantation in patients with laryngeal paralysis, gene therapy to enhance nerve regeneration in the paralyzed larynx, and the application of micro-robotics for laryngeal surgery. His clinical interests include the treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the airway, development of procedures to improve voice and breathing, and movement disorders affecting the head and neck including dystonia and Parkinson’s disease. In addition to being the Chair of the Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery Department, Dr. Flint is an active doctor in our NW Center for Voice and Swallowing clinic at OHSU, and a recognized expert in airway management, and voice and swallowing disorders. He is also Co-Chair of the Quality and Safety Executive Council and Chair Elect of the Professional Board at OHSU.


Donna Graville, PhD, CCC-SP - NW Center for Voice and Swallowing

Donna Graville, PhD, CCC-SP

 

Dr. Graville is an Associate Professor and the Director of the OHSU-Northwest Center for Voice and Swallowing.  She earned her Master’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences at Portland State University and completed her Fellowship at the Portland V.A. Medical Center.  Dr. Graville developed her expertise in voice restoration and dysphagia at OHSU’s Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Center.  Her desire to develop a comprehensive voice and swallowing center led her to pursue a Ph.D. in Communication Disorders and Sciences at the University of Oregon. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at both University of Oregon and Portland State University.

Dr. Graville’s current clinical interests include voice restoration after laryngectomy and swallowing restoration after treatment for head and neck cancer.  Research interests include voice and swallowing treatment outcomes after head and neck cancer.


Michael Kim, MD - Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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Dr. Michael Kim is a proud native of the Pacific Northwest. He grew up in Bellevue, Washington and earned his Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University. He completed his medical education at the University of Washington and subsequently moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he did his internship in Surgery and residency in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins University. Further subspecialty training in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and Oculoplastic Surgery was completed at OHSU.

Dr. Kim then joined the faculty of Mayo Clinic Arizona's department of Otolaryngology. After two years of practice in the desert, Dr. Kim returned to the Northwest where he joined the Division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at OHSU in 2011. 

Dr. Kim's practice is highly specialized, focusing exclusively on plastic surgery of the face, head, and neck. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His areas of expertise include nasal surgery, facial reconstruction following skin cancer surgery, facial rejuvenation, oculoplastic surgery, and minimally invasive aesthetic procedures. 

In his free time, Dr. Kim enjoys spending time with his family, golf, attending sporting events, and eating.


Ericka King, MD - Pediatric Ear nose and Throat

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Dr. Ericka King was born in Oregon and raised in Washington, on both sides of the Cascade mountain range. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of Washington in 1993, and then worked for several years before going on to medical school in Seattle. She graduated with honors from the University of Washington in 2005, and then departed for the Midwest for postgraduate training. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, and her Pediatric Otolaryngology fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  While in Michigan, she spent a year researching the genetic basis of hearing loss while in the laboratory of Dr. Marci Lesperance. Dr. King is now thrilled to be returning home to the Pacific Northwest to join the faculty at OHSU.As part of the Pediatric ENT Department at Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Dr. King is committed to Family Centered Care. This idea recognizes the importance of the family in the well-being and care of a child. Parents are given complete information to allow them to make an informed decision that is compatible with the beliefs of their family. While Dr. King enjoys the full spectrum of Pediatric ENT, her particular clinical interests include children with genetic hearing loss, chronic ear disease and cochlear implantation, as well as airway and voice disorders. Dr. King is also keenly interested in medical student and resident education, and will serve as the Associate Residency Program Director.


Elizabeth Knapp, MS, PA-C - Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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Elizabeth Knapp, MS, PA-C has recently joined the department of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery and is a NCCPA board certified physician assistant and a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.  Elizabeth is originally from the Midwest and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan and completed her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Rosalind Franklin University in Chicago in 2010. Elizabeth spent the last two years working in plastic & reconstructive surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.  She has been involved in training medical students, physician assistant students and has conducted research in plastic and reconstructive surgery.  

In her free time she enjoys cooking, hiking, skiing and attending sporting events.

 


Derek Lam, MD - Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat

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Dr. Derek Lam was born in London, Ontario, Canada but moved to Mercer Island, Washington at the age of 11. He went to Cornell University in Ithaca, NY where he earned a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Chemistry before returning to Seattle to attend medical school at the University of Washington. He stayed at UW for residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery during which time he became interested in clinical epidemiology and outcomes research and completed his Masters of Public Health. He then completed a two year pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. In addition to general pediatric otolaryngology, his clinical interests include the treatment of pediatric aerodigestive disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, subglottic and tracheal stenosis, laryngomalacia, laryngopharyngeal reflux, pediatric voice disorders, and velopharyngeal insufficiency. His research interests include the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea.

Outside of work Dr. Lam enjoys skiing, snowboarding, surfing, soccer, softball, and ice hockey.


Sarah Liebler, MS, PA-C - Otology, Neurotology, Cochlear Implant  Program

Sarah Liebler, PA-C

Sarah Liebler, PA-C, is originally from the Midwest and received her Bachelor of Science degree at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She subsequently completed her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon in 2004. Sarah is a NCCPA board certified physician assistant and an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Sarah returned to OHSU in 2012 to join the Neurotology / Skull Base Surgery  team as an instructor. She works closely with Dr Frank Warren and Dr Anh Nguyen-Huynh and enjoys seeing patients with a wide variety of ear and hearing concerns. She also sees patients as part of the OHSU Cochlear Implant program.

Prior to joining the Otolaryngology/ Head & Neck surgery department, Sarah spent seven years practicing with a private ENT group in Portland. She serves as an instructor and mentor for physician assistant students and is actively involved with the Oregon Health & Science Physician Assistant Program.


Carol MacArthur, MD - Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat

Carol MacArthur, MD - Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat

Dr. MacArthur joined the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at OHSU in 2002. She came from Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) and the University of California, Irvine in Orange, California where she was in practice for 11 years. She received her medical degree at UCLA. She completed her training in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, Davis. Dr. MacArthur also completed a Pediatric Otolaryngology fellowship at Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital, in Boston, Massachusetts before beginning her practice in 1991. Dr. MacArthur is currently on staff at Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Oregon Health & Science University, St. Vincent’s Hospital and Emmanuel Legacy Hospital in Portland, Oregon.

Since 2005, Dr. MacArthur has been funded through the NIH as a Co-Investigator with Dennis Trune, PhD to study the inner ear impact of chronic middle ear inflammation (mouse model), steroid responsive mechanisms in the ear (mouse model), and the genetic susceptibility to otitis media – candidate genes. She also received a $20,000 grant from the National Organization for Hearing Research (NOHR) in 2011 to study the genetic variation in the immune system to otitis media. She collaborates with an international group interested in the genetics of chronic otitis media including research teams from the UK, Finland, Pittsburgh and Australia on this effort.

In addition, she has a strong clinical interest in the treatment of hemangiomas and vascular birthmarks. She co-founded the Hemangioma and Vascular Birthmarks team at OHSU along with Alfons Krol, MD (Pediatric Dermatology) in 2003. This team provides multidisciplinary care to children and adults with complex hemangiomas and vascular birthmarks, offering the most up-to-date treatment options, both medical and surgical and via interventional radiology. She has active clinic studies in pediatric dysphagia secondary to type I laryngeal clefts and outcomes for PE tube placement in the Down syndrome population. She is an active mentor to students and residents and has recently been appointed as a College of Medicine Portfolio Coach with a 0.1 FTE position to closely mentor 5 medical students. She has 40 peer-reviewed publications, is active in editorial review activities for several medical journals and granting agencies. She serves on numerous institutional committees to support the OHSU institution in Professionalism, Safe Opioid Use, Faculty Council and as Co-Chair of the Committee on Committees. She also serves on the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Long Range Planning Committee and Task Forces on Fellowship, Vascular Birthmarks, Research, Voice and Recurrent Respiratory Papillomas.


Henry Milczuk, MD - Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat

Henry Milczuk, MD - Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat

Henry A. Milczuk, M.D. joined the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at OHSU in 1994. He graduated from the University of Michigan and received his MD degree from the University of California, Davis. He completed his training in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington. In 1993, he completed a fellowship in Pediatric Facial Plastic Surgery at Arkansas Children's Hospital. Currently he is on staff at Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Shriner's Hospital for Children, Providence St. Vincent, and Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital.

As part of Pediatric ENT and the Pediatrics Department at Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Dr. Milczuk and the rest of the Otolaryngology Department, is committed to Family Centered Care. This idea recognizes the  importance of the family in the well-being and care of a child. Parents are given complete information to allow them to make an informed decision that is compatible with the beliefs of their family.


Anh Nguyen-Huynh, MD, PhD - Otology, Vestibular Program

Anh Nguyen-Huynh, MD - Otology, Vestibular program

Anh T. Nguyen-Huynh, MD PhD, is an Assistant Professor in OHSU Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. He graduated from Harvard College with a concentration in Biochemistry, and received both MD and PhD degrees in Molecular Genetics from Harvard Medical School. After completing his residency in Otolaryngology at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, he undertook fellowship training in Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery at Stanford University. Dr. Anh, as many of his patients like to call him, is board certified in Otolaryngology and Neurotology.

Dr. Anh's clinical interests cover all disorders of the ear including infection, hearing loss, vertigo, facial palsy, and tumors of temporal bone and cerebellopontine angle. He is also a researcher passionate about both basic and translational science. His research interests include studying the molecular genetics of Meniere Disease, finding better treatment for sudden hearing loss, and improving balance function in patients after surgery for acoustic neuroma. Dr Anh runs the Vestibular clinic at OHSU, and sees patients in the Otology practice as well.


Lina Reiss, PhD

Lina Reiss, PhD

Lina Reiss, PhD joined the department in January 2010 as a researcher in the Cochlear Implant Program and Oregon Hearing Research Center. She completed a B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University in 1997 and went on to earn a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2005. Dr Reiss completed a Postdoctoral fellowship in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Iowa ( 2005-2009). She joined the OHSU Otolaryngology Department as an Assistant Professor in Otolaryngology and Biomedical Engineering, working as a researcher in outcomes in patients with cochlear implants. She is widely published, and is a member of the Association for research in Otolaryngology (ARO), the Society for Neuroscience, and the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf.


Mark Richardson, MD - Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat

Mark Richardson, MD - Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat

Now Dean of the School of Medicine, Dr. Richardson joined OHSU in July 2001 as Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. He came from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was the Bordley Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins in 1995, Dr. Richardson spent 15 years on the faculty at the University of Washington in Seattle. He received faculty teaching awards at both institutions.

Dr Richardson's Clinical interests include children with airway disorders, chronic sinonasal infection and ear disease, sleep apnea, SIDS, head and neck surgery, laryngeal reconstruction, and neck masses. As part of the Pediatric ENT division and the Pediatrics Department at OHSU, Dr. Richardson and the rest of the Otolaryngology Department, is committed to Family Centered Care. This idea recognizes the  importance of the family in the well-being and care of a child. Parents are given complete information to allow them to make an informed decision that is compatible with the beliefs of their family.


Nathan Sautter, MD - Oregon Sinus Center

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Dr. Sautter graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed his Otolaryngology training at Cleveland Clinic. He joined the Oregon Sinus Center after his training, and sees patients at the OHSU Center for Health & Healing. His clinical interests include all aspects of Rhinology and endoscopic sinus surgery, including revision sinus surgery, CSF leaks and sinonasal neoplasms. His research interests include genetic mechanisms of sinusitis, quality of life outcomes in sinus surgery, and inverted papilloma


Joshua Schindler, MD - Director, NW Center for Voice & Swallowing

Joshua Schindler, MD - Director, NW Center for Voice and Swallowing

Dr. Schindler is an Associate Professor and the Medical Director of the OHSU-Northwest Center for Voice and Swallowing. He graduated from Stanford in 1993 with bachelor's degrees in both Classics and Biology. In 1998, he received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Society. After completing his residency in Otolaryngology at Johns Hopkins Medical Center, he undertook fellowship training in Head and Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins and Laryngology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is board certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Schindler's current clinical interests include voice disorders in both professional and non-professional voice users, swallowing disorders, breathing and upper airway disorders, and cancer of the upper aerodigestive tract. His research interests include molecular diagnosis and management of early vocal fold cancers, treatment of spasmodic dysphonia and other neurologic voice disorders, and hoarseness in association with laryngopharyngeal reflux.


Maisie Shindo, MD - Director, Thyroid and Parathyroid Program

Maisie Shindo, MD - Director of Thyroid and Parathyroid Program

Dr. Shindo received her M.D. from The University of Southern California in 1984.  She completed her residency training in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at The University of Southern California Los Angeles County Medical Center, and earned her Board Certification in 1989.  Subsequently, she pursued fellowship training in Head and Neck Oncology at Northwestern University Hospital as well as a fellowship in Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery at Ohio State University.  In 1991 she joined the faculty of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at The University of Southern California, where she gained national recognition for her work in micro-vascular head and neck reconstruction.  Dr. Shindo joined our department in 2008 as Professor and as the Director of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Program, providing a full range of consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic service dedicated to patients with thyroid and parathyroid disorders.

Dr. Shindo has special expertise in the multidisciplinary management of complex thyroid and parathyroid disease.  She has performed pioneering work applying new strategies, including minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, performed under local anesthesia and minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy, an adaptation of the established laparoscopic procedure which provides patients the benefits of a much smaller incision, and better cosmetic results.  Dr. Shindo’s microsurgical techniques, for which she completed advanced training, coupled with her precise operative skills offers the most sophisticated care available to our patients.

Dr. Shindo is an active teacher and lecturer, nationally and internationally, and a recognized expert in her field.


Timothy Smith, MD - Director, Oregon Sinus Center

Timothy Smith, MD - Director, Oregon Sinus Center

Dr. Smith received his M.D. degree from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. He subsequently completed an Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, followed by a Master of Public Health Degree at the same university. He completed a fellowship in Rhinology and Sinus Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Smith is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

He served on the faculty at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee prior to becoming Chief of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is the current Director of the Oregon Sinus Center at OHSU where he serves as Professor and Chief of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery.

His practice at the Oregon Sinus Center is focused on rhinology and sinus surgery. He is actively involved in clinical research and holds a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study outcomes of treatment of sinus disorders.


Tom Wang, MD - Director, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Tom Wang, MD - Director of Facial Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Wang received his M.D. degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. He subsequently completed an Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery residency at Northwestern University, followed by a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at OHSU. Dr. Wang is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. Dr. Wang is the incoming President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, recognizing his contributions and commitment to the specialty.

He served as the Chief of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for six years before joining the faculty at OHSU.

His practice is limited to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face. He is actively involved in the teaching of medical students and residents and participates in research on Facial Plastic Surgery-related problems. His responsibilities include being the Director of the Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery division at OHSU.


Mark K. Wax, MD - Head & Neck Cancer - Residency Program Director

Mark K. Wax, MD - Head & Neck Cancer, Microvascular Surgery, Residency Program Director

"I believe that the next frontier in head and neck cancer will be made in the rehabilitative field. Patients undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer suffer problems in speech and eating. Microvascular reconstruction allows us to replace the tissue removed during the surgical procedure with similar tissue during the reconstructive aspect. Using our expertise, and new technology, we hope to help our head and neck oncology patients to achieve better rehabilitation than what was possible in the past. Along with our speech language therapists, we continue to monitor our patients' progress and modify our reconstructive strategies to maximize our patients' outcomes."

Dr. Wax`s clinical interest is the reconstruction and rehabilitation of head and neck patients who have had surgical procedures for head and neck cancers. He also specializes in treating snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Wax is the Director of the Residency Program for Otolaryngology and is the Director of the Microvascular Fellowship program at Oregon Health & Science University.


Lindsay E. Wyant, MS, PA-C - Oregon Sinus Center

Lindsay E. Wyant, MS, PA-C - Oregon Sinus Center

Lindsay E. Wyant, MS, PA-C is a Physician's Assistant in the Oregon Sinus Center. She received her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA and went on to complete a Masters in Physician Assistant studies at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR. She is nationally certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants.

She practiced with a private otolaryngology / head and neck surgery group in Portland before joining the Oregon Sinus Center team in 2007. She has been treating rhinology and sinus related issues since 2004.

She serves as an instructor and mentor for physician assistant students and is actively involved in the Oregon Health & Science University Physician Assistant Program.