Thyroid and Parathyroid Center

Dr. Dana Madison examines a thyroid cancer patient
Thyroid Diagram

Surgical Director:  Maisie Shindo, MD, FACS
Medical Director:  Dana Madison, MD, PhD

The OHSU Thyroid and Parathyroid Center is designed to provide comprehensive, coordinated and streamlined care for patients with thyroid and parathyroid diseases.  We provide multidisciplinary expertise that is unique in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.  Our surgeons and endocrinologists are highly skilled, internationally recognized, and work very closely together to provide collaborative medical and surgical care.

Conditions We Treat

  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Goiters
  • Hyperthyroidism (Graves' disease, toxic goiter)
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Parathyroid tumors
  • Osteoporosis and osteopenia
  • Hereditary endocrine diseases (Multiple endocrine neoplasia)
  • Genomic testing using molecular markers for personalized medicine

Treatment Options Offered

We are experts in the treatment and diagnosis of thyroid and parathyroid disease. We utilize state of the art technology to offer the best outcomes for our patients.

  • Focused parathyroidectomy
  • Radiofrequency ablation of thyroid nodules 
  • Radioactive iodine ablation for benign thyroid and malignant thyroid disease
  • Regional surgical referral center for advanced thyroid cancer treatment
  • Targeted therapies for thyroid cancer (tyrosine kinase inhibitors and external beam radiation therapy)

Oregon Health & Sciences University:Thyroid and Parathyroid Center

Video: Published on March 30, 2015 - The OHSU Thyroid and Parathyroid Center team of surgical specialists are bringing new ideas and innovations in endocrine surgery to the Pacific Northwest.

Get to Know Our Team

Read more about our surgeons, endocrinologists and care team.

Our Surgeons

Our Endocrine Surgeon

Our Endocrinologists

Our Oncologist

Care Coordinators


Natalie Smith, LPN


Cedina Johnson - Clinic Scheduler

Stephanie Bunke - Surgery Scheduler

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.  The Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery Center is a referral based clinic and 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: Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery Center  503 494-2544

Fax Referrals to 503-346-6826 
Attn: Dr. Shindo or Dr. Madison