Headshot photo of Maisie L. Shindo, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Maisie L. Shindo, M.D., F.A.C.S.

  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine
  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery, School of Medicine
  • Director, Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Center, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine


Dr. Shindo joined the department in 2008. She serves as director of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Program, consulting with patients and providing a full range of diagnosis and treatment services to patients with thyroid and parathyroid disorders.

Dr. Shindo has special expertise in the treating complicated thyroid and parathyroid conditions, bringing together the expertise of doctors from several specialties when necessary. She has performed pioneering work with new treatments, including minimally invasive surgery in the thyroid area done under local anesthesia and minimally invasive thyroid surgery with video technology. This surgery is an updated version of the usual laparoscopic procedure that gives patients the benefits of a much smaller incision and smaller scar after surgery.

Education and training

  • Residency

    • Otolaryngology - head and neck surgery, University of Southern California Medical Center, 1989
  • Fellowship

    • Head and neck oncologic surgery, Northwestern University Hospital, 1991
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Otolaryngology, 1989

Memberships and associations:

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - head and neck surgery


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