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.

Departmental Updates: Covid-19

In an effort to remain in compliance with OHSU recommendations and precautions, the Audiology walk-in/ drop off hearing aid clinic and the Beaverton Walk-In Lab are temporarily closed. Patients who need labs drawn should call ahead to the CHH2 lab at the south waterfront. 

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Many appointments are canceled. See MyChart or call your clinic for information.

Welcome Dr. Gerecci!

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The department of Otolaryngology would like to welcome our newest physician and faculty member, Dr. Deniz Gerecci. 

Dr. Deniz Gerecci, MD was born and raised in Houston, Texas where she completed her undergraduate studies and medical school. She moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2013 for her surgical residency training at OHSU. She then completed an advanced fellowship in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive surgery in Indianapolis, IN. She is excited to return to Portland and join the Division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at OHSU as an assistant professor.  

She specializes in facial cosmetic and reconstructive procedures including: facelift, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, brow lift surgery, facial implants, skin resurfacing, ear lobe repair, lip augmentation, skin lesion removal and repair, scar revision, and fat transfer. She is also highly trained and experienced in cosmetic facial injectables including neuromodulators and dermal fillers. 

She believes in taking time to listen to patients and understand their aesthetic goals and concerns. After performing a comprehensive facial analysis, she likes to work with patients one-on-one to come up with an individualized treatment plan that fits their needs.  Her emphasis is on patient education and understanding. Her goals are to create a more refreshed, rested, and natural appearance.She believes that underlying every person's desire to look better, is the desire to feel better. She is excited to help patients along their journey of looking and feeling better.

Otolaryngology Grand Rounds Schedule

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Update: 3/13/2020

Due to OHSU’s response to COVID19, Otolaryngology grand rounds will be suspended for the next 30 days.
The full detailed schedule will be updated to reflect this change and any continued delays.
Please check back for updates.

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News and Events

Grinning Big: Facial Reanimation Return the Gift of a Smile

Dr. Myriam Loyo's patient discusses her surgery and regaining her smile after facial paralysis.

Post-op Opioids Used far more in U.S Than Hong Kong

Dr. Ryan Li discusses his recent research with Reuters

Shelly Boelter Yellow Rose

Shelly Boelter, AuD, F-AAA, Audiologist at our OHSU SoundSource location received a Golden Rose Award!

Hatfield Research Center

Oregon Hearing Research Center, a part of OHSU's Department of Otolaryngology, was recently featured in the Oregon Business Journal. The Center is the second-largest hearing research institute in the United States and focuses on the mechanisms and treatments for hearing loss involving the inner ear.
The Center's path-breaking work helps our clinicians to stay at the absolute forefront of our field, and the challenges faced by our patients motivates the Center's scientists to identify and solve the most critical problems facing people with hearing loss.

OHSU SoundSource won the "Best Hearing Care Provider" in the Willamette Week's 2018 Best of Portland Reader's Poll. Congratulations! 

Lina Reiss, PhD is receiving the Excellence in Education Award at the 2018 OHSU Honors and Awards Ceremony on June 2nd.  This award recognizes exceptional graduate faculty for their contributions in organization leadership, advancement of education, and contributions as an educator and mentor. Congratulations Dr. Reiss!!