Kara Y. Detwiller, M.D.

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery, School of Medicine


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.   


  • M.D., 2009, Dartmouth Medical School
  • Residency:

    • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Fellowship:

    • Rhinology and Skullbase Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

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