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

  • (503) 494-2544
    • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck 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.

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  • 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

Publications

  • "American Thyroid Association Statement on Postoperative Hypoparathyroidism : Diagnosis, Prevention, and Management in Adults." Thyroid In: , Vol. 28, No. 7, 01.07.2018, p. 830-841.
  • "Thyroidectomy in patients who have undergone gastric bypass surgery." Head and Neck In: , 01.01.2018.
  • "Surgical considerations for papillary thyroid microcarcinomas." Journal of Surgical Oncology In: , 2017.
  • "Focused lateral approach for targeted parathyroidectomy." Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery  In: , Vol. 27, No. 3, 01.09.2016, p. 157-161.
  • "New recommendations for extent of thyroidectomy and active surveillance for the treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer." JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery In: , Vol. 142, No. 7, 01.07.2016, p. 625-626.
  • "The changing landscape of primary, secondary, and tertiary hyperparathyroidism : Highlights from the American College of Surgeons Panel, "what's new for the surgeon caring for patients with hyperparathyroidism"." Journal of the American College of Surgeons In: , Vol. 222, No. 6, 01.06.2016, p. 1240-1250.
  • "Expanding the net : The re-evaluation of the multidimensional nomogram calculating the upper limit of normal PTH (maxPTH) in the setting of secondary hyperparathyroidism and the development of the MultIdimensional Predictive hyperparaTHyroid model (Mi-PTH)." Surgery (United States)  In: , Vol. 159, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 226-239.
  • "Management of invasive well-differentiated thyroid cancer : An American head and neck society consensus statement." Head and Neck  In: , Vol. 36, No. 10, 2014, p. 1379-1390.
  • "American thyroid association statement on outpatient thyroidectomy." Thyroid In: , Vol. 23, No. 10, 01.10.2013, p. 1193-1202.
  • "The Parathyroid Glands in Thyroid Surgery."   Thyroid Surgery: Preventing and Managing Complications. John Wiley and Sons, 2012. p. 137-143.
  • "Management of Well-Differentiated Thyroid Cancer." Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America  In: , Vol. 45, No. 5, 10.2012, p. 1163-1179.
  • "Role of chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis in central node metastasis of papillary thyroid carcinoma." Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States) In: , Vol. 147, No. 3, 09.2012, p. 444-449.
  • "The role of molecular markers and tumor histological type in central lymph node metastasis of papillary thyroid carcinoma." Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery  In: , Vol. 138, No. 1, 01.2012, p. 44-49.
  • "Central nodal metastases in papillary thyroid carcinoma based on tumor histologic type and focality." Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery In: , Vol. 136, No. 7, 07.2010, p. 692-696.
  • "Total thyroidectomy with and without selective central compartment dissection : A comparison of complication rates." Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery  In: , Vol. 136, No. 6, 06.2010, p. 584-587.
  • "Surgery for hyperthyroidism." ORL  In: , Vol. 70, No. 5, 10.2008, p. 298-304.
  • "Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy using local anesthesia with intravenous sedation and targeted approaches." Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery  In: , Vol. 138, No. 3, 03.2008, p. 381-387.
  • "Minimal access parathyroidectomy using the focused lateral approach : Technique, indication, and results." Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery In: , Vol. 133, No. 12, 12.2007, p. 1227-1234.
  • "Incidence of vocal cord paralysis with and without recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring during thyroidectomy." Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery In: , Vol. 133, No. 5, 05.2007, p. 481-485.
  • "The importance of central compartment elective lymph node excision in the staging and treatment of papillary thyroid cancer." Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery  In: , Vol. 132, No. 6, 2006, p. 650-654.
  • "Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma." Head and Neck  In: , Vol. 27, No. 12, 12.2005, p. 1102-1107.
  • "Surgical anatomy of the recurrent laryngeal nerve revisited." Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery In: , Vol. 133, No. 4, 10.2005, p. 514-519.
  • "Intraoperative rapid parathyroid hormone monitoring in parathyroid surgery." Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America  In: , Vol. 37, No. 4, 08.2004, p. 779-787.
  • "Orbital Osteoma with Gaze-Evoked Amaurosis." Archives of Ophthalmology  In: , Vol. 122, No. 5, 05.2004, p. 788-789.
  • "Facial reanimation with microneurovascular free flaps." Facial Plastic Surgery In: , Vol. 16, No. 4, 2001, p. 357-359.
  • "Facial reanimation with microneurovascular free flaps." Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery  In: , Vol. 11, No. 2, 06.2000, p. 147-149.
  • "The fibula osteocutaneous flap in head and neck reconstruction : A critical evaluation of donor site morbidity." Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery  In: , Vol. 126, No. 12, 2000, p. 1467-1472.
  • "Management of facial nerve paralysis." Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America In: , Vol. 32, No. 5, 1999, p. 945-964.
  • "Image-guided surgery of the skull base using a novel miniature position sensor." Skull Base Surgery In: , Vol. 9, No. 2, 1999, p. 101-107.
  • "Image-guided surgery of the skull base using a novel miniature position/orientation sensor." Skull Base Surgery  In: , Vol. 8, No. SUPPL. 1, 1998, p. 35.

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