Oregon Sinus Center Team

Timothy Smith, MD, MPH, FACS - Director

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. If you are interested in Dr. Smith's academic biography, please click here.

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 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. He serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Rhinology, the Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, and the American Journal of Otolaryngology.

Dr. Smith has been invited to speak nationally and internationally about nasal and sinus disorders and surgery and has numerous publications in medical journals and textbooks.

Clinical Practice

Dr. Smith’s clinical practice is limited to rhinology/nasal and sinus disorders and surgery and includes:

  • Multi-disciplinary Nasal Obstruction Clinic
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Computer Guided Sinus Surgery (CAT Scan/Computer-assisted)
  • Polyps and Recurrent Polyps
  • Sinusitis and Recurrent Sinusitis
  • Revision (Re-do) Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Fungal Sinusitis
  • Nasal and Sinus Tumors
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Endoscopic Orbital Surgery
  • Laser Surgery

Nathan B. Sautter, M.D.


Dr. Sautter completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and graduated summa cum laude. He went on to graduate from the University of Michigan Medical School  (cum laude) and completed his Otolaryngology residency training at the Cleveland Clinic Head & Neck Institute. He arrived in Portland in 2007 for his fellowship in Rhinology with Dr Timothy Smith, and is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Dr. Sautter is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Clinical Interests

His clinical interests include all aspects of Rhinology (nose and sinus) 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. Dr. Sautter sees patients at the Center for Health & Healing at the Portland South Waterfront district.

Lindsay E. Wyant, MS, PA-C

Lindsay Wyant, MS, PA-C

Lindsay Wyant received her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington and went on to complete a Masters in Physician Assistant studies at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. 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 as an Instructor. She serves as an instructor and mentor for physician assistant students and is actively involved Oregon Health & Science Physician Assistant Program. She has been treating rhinology and sinus related issues since 2004, and enjoys being a part of the Oregon Sinus Center.

Toby Steele, MD - Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Fellow

Toby Steele, MD

Dr. Steele grew up in Northern Nevada and completed his Undergraduate degree in Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He went on to medical school at the University of Colorado and completed his medical degree is 2009. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California Davis. In his spare time, Dr. Steele enjoys music, the outdoors, golf, and soccer.

How to Make an Appointment

Please contact our office regarding scheduling appointments. Prior to scheduling an appointment, our providers often need to review chart notes related to the reason you want to be seen in order to coordinate any additional tests they may need in order to make the most of your visit.  In some cases, we will require a referral from your primary care physician.  We would be happy to discuss this with you to ensure we have all we need to expedite the scheduling process.  Please contact us by phone or email to begin the process. 

Phone: Oregon Sinus Center  503 494-7413

If you have medical records you would like to fax, please fax those records to 503 346-6826.