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Timothy L. Smith M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.

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    • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery School of Medicine
    • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery School of Medicine
    • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Otology/Neurotology/Skull Base Surgery School of Medicine

Timothy L. Smith, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S. is Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon where he also serves as Director of the Oregon Sinus Center, Chief of Rhinology and Sinus-Skull Base Surgery, and Director of Clinical Research. Dr. Smith is actively involved in clinical practice and research and serves as the Principal Investigator of the first multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary study of outcomes of sinus surgery funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Smith has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and other scientific publications and has mentored numerous faculty, fellows, residents, and post-graduate students who have substantially advanced the field of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Dr. Smith is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Triological Society and the American Rhinologic Society. He has been honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Dr. Maurice Cottle Honor Award for distinguished research from the American Rhinologic Society. He is the first American Rhinologist/Sinus Surgeon to be elected to the Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum (CORLAS).

Dr. Smith is a Past President of the American Rhinologic Society and has been elected to the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and to the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief Elect of the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology and has served as an Associate Editor of JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and has served on the editorial boards of several other journals.

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Areas of interest

  • Outcomes Research
  • Quality of Life in Sinus Disease and Management
  • Clinical Trials Research

Education

  • M.D., University of Cincinnati 1991
  • Internship:

    • Surgery; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Residency:

    • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Fellowship:

    • Rhinology and Sinus Surgery
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Otolaryngology, 1997

Memberships and associations

  • Director, American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Board of Directors, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow, Triological Society
  • Fellow, American Rhinologic Society
  • Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum (CORLAS)
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Publications

  • Smith TL, Mace J, Rudmik L, Alt J, Hwang P, Schlosser R, Soler Z. Comparing Surgeon Outcomes in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. Laryngoscope 2017; 127(1): 14-21.

  • Luke Rudmik, MD; Zachary M Soler, MD, MSc; Claire Hopkins, MD, FRCS(ORLHNS); Rodney J Schlosser, MD; Anju Peters, MD; Andrew A White, MD; Richard R Orlandi, MD; Wytske J Fokkens, MD; Richard Douglas, MD; Timothy L Smith, MD, MPH. Defining Appropriateness Criteria for Endoscopic Sinus Surgery During Management of Uncomplicated Adult Chronic Rhinosinusitis: A RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Study. Joint Publication in RHINOLOGY and Intl. Forum Allergy & Rhinology 2016;54(2):117-28.

  • Rudmik L, Soler Z, Mace J, Schlosser R, Smith TL. Using Preoperative SNOT-22 Score to Inform Patient Decision for Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. Intl. Forum Allergy & Rhinology 2015;125(7):1517-22.

  • Rudmik L, Mace J, Soler Z, Schlosser R, and Smith TL. Economic Evaluation of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery versus Medical Therapy for Refractory Chronic Rhinosinusitis Laryngoscope 2015; 125(1): 25-32.

  • Deconde A, Bodner T, Mace J, Smith TL. Investigation for response shift in quality of life after endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2014; 140(8): 712-719

  • Orland R, Smith TL, et al. Update on Evidence-Based Reviews with Recommendations in Adult Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Intl. Forum Allergy & Rhinology 2014;4 Suppl 1:S1-S15.

  • Soler Z, Mace J, Hwang P, Smith TL. Patient-centered decision making in the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis. Laryngoscope 2013; 123(10):2341-2346.

  • Smith TL, Kern R, Palmer J, Schlosser R, Chandra R, Chiu AG, Conley D, Mace JC, Fu R, Stankiewicz J. Medical therapy versus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis: A prospective, multi-institutional study with one year follow-up. International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology 2013;Jan;3(1):4-9.

  • Soler Z and Smith TL. Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Checklist. Laryngoscope 2012; 122(1): 137-139.

  • Smith TL, Kern R, Palmer J, Schlosser R, Chandra R, Chiu AG, Conley D, Mace JC, Fu R, Stankiewicz J. Medical therapy versus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis: a prospective multi-institutional study. International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology 2011;1(4):235-241.

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