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.

Center for Health and Healing 2 is complete!

Both the Beaverton Clinic and CHH2 are open!

August 13th, 2019 

Center for Health and Healing 2

OHSU has expanded on the South Waterfront with two new buildings: Center for Health & Healing Building 2 and the Gary and Christine Rood Family Pavilion. CHH Building 2  is a 15-story health care facility offering advanced treatments in a setting designed for a patient’s convenience, comfort and quick recovery. 

The first seven floors of the Center for Health & Healing Building 2, or CHH2, are dedicated to high-acuity ambulatory care, highly complex outpatient surgery and invasive procedures, and an innovative Outpatient Care Unit where adults can stay and recover for up to 48 hours.

Head, Neck, and Thyroid are now located on the 9th floor of CHH2. 

Beaverton Clinic

Just off 158th and Walker in Beaverton, OHSU has opened a convenient community location. From primary care services to specialty care clinics – as well as diagnostic imaging and a pharmacy – the facility is designed to meet most of your healthcare needs. A variety of Otolaryngology services are available at this location including audiology and thyroid/parathyroid services.To schedule at this location call 800-245-6478

Fall Voice 2018 Conference Success!

Fall 2018 Voice Conference

What a great conference. Fall Voice Seattle 2018 was a resounding success. Our Speech Language Pathologists presented 10 podium presentations out of 80 and 13 poster presentations –one of which won an award –Way to go Aaron! They also presented 1 pop up session  and 3 moderated sessions. When the Northwest Clinic for Voice and Swallowing goes to Fall Voice we really take it over!! Well done everyone –it was a great weekend and everyone worked so hard. No small thank you to Andrew and Rachel who held down the fort while everyone was away. Thank you so much! Isn't this a great picture?

Otolaryngology Grand Rounds Schedule

Full Detailed Schedule

Monday, October 14th, 2019
7:00 – 7:20am
Sialoendoscopy and Management of Obstructive Salivary Disease
Alexander Zhu
Medical Student
Brown University

7:20 – 7:40am
A Growing Role for Transoral Robotic Surgery in Head and Neck Cancer
Scott Fassas
Medical Student
George Washington SOM

7:40 – 8:00am
Expanding Indications of Cochlear Implants
Nathan Lu
Medical Student
Case Western Reserve

8:00 – 8:15am
Postnatal Rescue of the Hair Bundle and Mechanotransduction
Gabby Lilly, M.D.
Resident Physician
Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Oregon Health and Science University

8:15 – 9:00am
Care Management Department Services
Paul Vergeer, BSN, RN, ACM
Nurse Manager

Utilization Management
Oregon health and Science University

Jennifer Ross, BS, CPHM
Healthcare Program Manager
Care Management
Oregon Health and Science University

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!!