Paul W. Flint, M.D.

  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine
  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Laryngology, School of Medicine
  • Chair, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine


Paul W. Flint, M.D., is a surgeon who provides care for:

In 2009, Dr. Flint was appointed professor and chair, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (Ear, Nose, and Throat), at Oregon Health & Science University.

Dr. Flint’s research interests include:

  • Changes with injuries to the larynx (voice box)
  • Using prosthetic materials for implants in patients with paralyzed vocal cords
  • Using micro-robotics for larynx surgery

He is a founding member of the Society for Airway Management and an active member of:

  • The Triological Society
  • The American Laryngological Association — past president and council member
  • The Society of University Otolaryngologists — past council member
  • The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • The American College of Surgeons

He is the senior editor of the eighth edition of Cummings Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, considered the defining textbook for the specialty. 

Dr. Flint received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Washington, where he was an associate professor for two years.  He was on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University for 18 years, serving as residency training program director and the  inaugural Charles W. Cummings Professor of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery. 

Education and training

    • M.D., 1983, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Residency

    • University of Washington
  • Fellowship

    • Guy's Hospital, London, 1989
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Otolaryngology 1989

Memberships and associations:

  • Society of University Otolaryngologists


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