Thomas Albert, MD, DMD - Head and Neck Cancer
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
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.
Kali Arthurs, MS, PA-C - Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Kali A Arthurs, MS, PA-C is a Physician's Assistant in the Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery department. She received her Bachelor of Science degree at Washington State University in Pullman, WA and went on to complete a Masters in Physician Assistant studies at the University of Washington in Spokane and Seattle, WA. She is nationally certified by the NCCPA and an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
She joined the OHSU Facial Plastic team on August 1, 2015. She works closely with Dr. Michael Kim, Dr. Tom Wang and Dr. Myriam Loyo.
Prior to joining the Otolaryngology Facial Plastic team she practiced with a private Dermatology group in Los Gatos, CA and worked in Emergency Medicine. She was trained on aesthetic procedures (injectable fillers and botox) and laser facial resurfacing (BBL laser) while working in Dermatology. She spent the last 2 years working in Family Practice before moving to Portland with her family.
Romilla Bijlani MPAS, PA-C - Head and Neck Cancer
Romilla Bijlani, PA-C joined the Otolaryngolog-Head and Neck Cancer division in January 2015. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Oregon Society of Physician Assistants, and Society of Physician Assistants in ORL-HNS.
She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Willamette University, Oregon and went on to complete a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at Pacific University in 2013.
She serves as an instructor and mentor for physician assistant students and is actively involved in the Physician Assistant Programs in Oregon. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, and traveling.
Kandice Bowman, MS, CPNP - Pediatric Ear, Nose, & Throat
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
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, FACS - Head and Neck Cancer
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 (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 ofOtolaryngology.
Ted Cook, MD - Facial Plastic & 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
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.
Kara Detwiller, MD - Oregon Sinus Center
Dr. Kara Detwiller is originally from New England and received a Bachelor's degree in Chinese Studies and Economics with honors at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. After working in the information technology field for several years, she decided to pursue a career in medicine. She graduated with honors from Dartmouth Medical School. She completed her Otolaryngology residency at OHSU and fellowship training in Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago. She is board certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Detwiller works both at OHSU and the Portland VA Medical Center. Her clinical practice is focused on nasal and sinus disorders with a particular interest in chronic sinusitis, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, and allergy.
Paul W Flint, MD - NW Center for Voice and Swallowing, Chair of Department
Paul W. Flint, MD received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and completed his residency training at the University of Washington. He joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 1991, where he has served as Residency Training Program Director.
In 2009, Dr. Flint was appointed Professor and Chair, Otolaryngology –Head &Neck Surgery at Oregon Health &Science University. He is a founding member of the Society for Airway Management, and an active member of The Triological Society, The American Laryngological Society, The American Academy of Otolaryngology, and The American College of Surgeons. He is the Senior Editor of the sixth edition of Cummings –Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, considered to be the definitive textbook for the specialty.
Dr. Flint's clinical interests include the treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the airway, development of procedures to improve voice, swallowing, and breathing;and, treatment of movement disorders affecting the head and neck including dystonia and Parkinson disease.
Donna Graville, PhD, CCC-SP - NW Center for Voice and Swallowing
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.
Sachin Gupta, MD - Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery
Dr. Sachin Gupta joined the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 2017. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Virginia, then his M.D. degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. After completing his residency in Otolaryngology at the New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Gupta completed a fellowship in Neurotology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Prior to joining our department, he was an attending surgeon in Otology/Neurotology at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Gupta's clinical interests include the treatment of adults and children with hearing loss, chronic otitis media, cholesteatoma, vestibular disorders, and benign and malignant tumors of the ear and lateral skull base. He has special interests in endoscopic ear surgery, cochlear implantation, and skull base surgery. He is board certified in Otolaryngology, with additional subspecialty certification in Neurotology. In his free time, he enjoys basketball, hiking, and classical piano.
Timothy E Hullar, MD - Director, Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery
Alexander Kain, PhD
Michael Kim, MD - Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
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 out.
Ericka King, MD - Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat
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.
Derek Lam, MD, MPH - Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat
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.
Ryan J Li, MD - Head and Neck Cancer
"I serve head and neck cancer patients alongside a team of specialists that comprehensively treat this disease. Together we walk patients and their families through this challenging process. I devote my time to provide patients information about their condition and the treatment plan."
Sarah Liebler, MS, PA-C - Otology, Neurotology, Cochlear Implant Program
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 Timothy Hullar 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.
Myriam Loyo Li, MD - Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
- Reconstructive Surgery of the Face
- Facial Paralysis Treatment
- Facial Cosmetic Surgery
- Facial Rejuvenation
- Injectables, Fillers, and Laser
- Facial feminization surgery (FFS)
Dr. Myriam Loyo Li is a facial plastic surgeon with advanced training in facial reconstruction and cosmetic surgery. She received her surgical training from Johns Hopkins Hospital and further specialization in facial plastics at OHSU. She offers cutting-edge procedures ranging from minimally- invasive procedures (such as Botox, fillers or laser) to more traditional surgery (such as facelift, rhinoplasty, or eyelid surgery). Dr. Loyo Li also has a unique expertise in the treatment of facial paralysis.
Dr. Loyo Li believes communication is key in a doctor-patient relationship. In her own words: "I will customize each treatment to reflect your unique needs and specific facial traits, skin condition, aesthetic concerns, and lifestyle. My goal is to work with you to enhance your natural beauty and reduce unfavorable traits or signs of aging so that you can achieve beautiful and completely natural results."Dr. Myriam Loyo Li is originally from the Pacific Coast of Mexico. She joins OHSU with her husband, Ryan Li, a head and neck and microvascular surgeon. They enjoy the beautiful outdoors of Oregon and cooking together, as well as participating in surgical mission trips to Latin America and Africa.
Carol MacArthur, MD - Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat
Dr. MacArthur has a strong clinical interest in the treatment of hemangiomas and vascular birthmarks. She co-founded the Hemangioma and Vascular Birthmarks team at OHSU 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 is an active mentor to students and residents. She is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology here at OHSU and is starting a fellowship program to train future leaders in this field. She has over 40 peer-reviewed publications, is active in editorial review activities for several medical journals and granting agencies. She serves on numerous committees to support the OHSU institution in Professionalism, Faculty Council and as Co-Chair of the Committee on Committees. She also serves on the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Task Forces on Fellowship, Vascular Birthmarks, Research, Voice, and Recurrent Respiratory Papillomas.
In addition, from 2005-2014, Dr. MacArthur was 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 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. She has recently received a grant from the "Action on Hearing Loss" Foundation in 2015 to continue the genetic investigation of chronic otitis media.
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.
Lourdes Quintanilla-Dieck, MD - Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat
Yael Raz, MD - Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery
Dr. Raz completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard University and her medical training at UCLA School of Medicine. She completed a residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery as well as a fellowship in Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has been extensively involved in basic science and clinic research during her training and early career at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Raz relocated to Portland over the summer of 2016 to join the Otology Division. Dr. Raz's clinical interest focuses on surgical rehabilitation of hearing. Her research interests involve a collaborative approach to the development of novel pharmaceutical interventions for tinnitus and elucidating the nature of age-related hearing loss. In her free time, Dr. Raz looks forward to exploring the gardens, food scene and nature trails of the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two kids and one giant dog.
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.
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
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 L. Smith, MD, MPH, FACS is currently Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Oregon Health &Science University in Portland, Oregon where he also serves as Director of the Oregon Sinus Center, Chief of Rhinology and Sinus-Skull Base Surgery, and Director of Clinical Research. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.S. in biology prior to completing his M.D. degree at the same University. He completed his residency at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Fellowship in Rhinology and Sinus Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He earned his Master of Public Health degree in Health Policy, Finance and Administration at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health.
Dr. Smith is a recognized expert in nasal/sinus/skull base disorders and his clinical practice is focused on nasal, sinus, and skull base disease and surgery including management of tumors of the sinuses and skull base and complex sinus disease. He is actively involved in research and has held several research grants including serving as the Principal Investigator of the first multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary study of outcomes of sinus surgery funded by the National Institutes of Health in the United States. Dr. Smith has given over 350 lectures nationally and internationally, has been the course director for many national/international Continuing Medical Education Programs, and serves as director of the Fellowship in Rhinology and Sinus/Skull Base Surgery at Oregon Health &Science University.
Dr. Smith is board certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Triological Society and the American Rhinologic Society, in addition to membership in several other specialty societies. Dr. Smith has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles, invited articles, book chapters, and other scientific publications. He has received four teaching awards from the residents of two departments of otolaryngology and has been honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Dr. Maurice Cottle Honor Award for distinguished research from the American Rhinologic Society. In addition, he is the first American Rhinologist/Sinus Surgeon to be elected to the Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum, a distinguished international society of only 50 US members.
Dr. Smith is a Past President of the American Rhinologic Society, the largest subspecialty organization of practicing nasal/sinus surgeons in the USA, and was elected to both the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Board of Directors for the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has served as an Associate Editor of the International Forum of Allergy &Rhinology and JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and has served on the editorial boards of several other journals.
Tom Wang, MD - Director, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Tom Wang is the director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at OHSU. Dr. Wang has been a full-time member of the facial plastic surgery division since 1993 and has performed over 10,000 procedures. Dr. Wang is widely published in the medical literature and is internationally recognized as an innovative teacher and leader on the latest techniques in facial plastic surgery.
Dr. Wang is past President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This high honor represents recognition by his peers of Dr. Wang's contributions to advancing the specialty of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery for surgeons and patients.
Dr. Wang's practice is limited exclusively to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face. His area of expertise include rhinoplasty (cosmetic and functional nasal surgery), rhytidectomy (face and necklift, browlift), blepharoplasty (eyelid tuck, ptosis repair), otoplasty (correcting protruding ears, earlobe repair), reconstruction of facial defects following skin cancer removal (Mohs), scar revision, benign and malignant facial skin lesion removal, cleft lip and palate repair, microtia repair (correct malformed ears) and minimally invasive aesthetic procedures (injectable fillers, neurotoxins, skin resurfacing). Over the past 30 years, Dr. Wang has volunteered and led humanitarian trips to many parts of the globe, treating children with cleft lip and other facial problems. This represents an ongoing commitment by Dr. Wang to help serve those in need.
In his free time Dr. Wang enjoys spending time with his family, landscape photography, traveling, skiing, and chamber music.
Mark K Wax, MD - Head and Neck Cancer, 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 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.
Kate Zochowski, PA-C - NW Center for Voice and Swallowing
Kate was born and raised in Oregon, spending most of her years near Eugene before migrating north to Portland for graduate school. In her spare time she enjoys running, exploring the many restaurants and events Portland has to offer and spending time with family and friends. She is very excited about joining the Otolaryngology department at OHSU.