Joshua S. Schindler M.D.

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Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (667 Ratings, 204 Comments)


  • Cancer
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)

Special focus on

  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Voice and Speech Disorders


  • M.D., University of California San Francisco, San Francisco California 1998
  • Residency:

    • General surgery internship, Johns Hopkins, 1998-1999
  • Fellowship:

    • Head and neck surgery, Johns Hopkins, 2003-2004
  • Certifications:

    • Otolaryngology/head and neck surgery


Dr. Schindler's current clinical interests include voice disorders in both professional and non-professional voice users, swallowing disorders, breathing and upper airway disorders, and cancer of the upper aerodigestive tract. His research interests include molecular diagnosis and management of early vocal fold cancers, treatment of spasmodic dysphonia and other neurologic voice disorders, and hoarseness in association with laryngopharyngeal reflux.


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha member

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (667 Ratings, 204 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Apr 23, 2019

    Extremely personable, good listener, sense of humor, seems to be the best Dr.for my health issue, really knows about my rare throat condition.

  • Apr 21, 2019

    He is the best, always so helpful and attentive. Always a positive experience.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    He’s wonderful!

  • Apr 18, 2019


  • Apr 18, 2019

    Yes, my experience in the clinic has been excellent. I think it's very efficient and very polite and friendly and Dr. Schindler is someone that I would recommend highly to anyone. He's been very kind. Thank you.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    I've seen Dr. Schindler for the past 6-7 years post a very complicated surgery he performed on me and he has been nothing short of amazing. He's always been personable, informative and has always made me feel like I can come to him for counsel and insight on my issue. My only issue is I wish he was a general practitioner so I could benefit from such an amazing physician in a broader capacity. Dr. Schindler is awesome and I credit him with helping me obtain a much better quality of life than I would have had otherwise.

  • Apr 16, 2019

    Dr. Shindler is known to be the top expert in at least Oregon for my condition, and I so appreciate him. He does a great job of taking his time with me and answering all my questions. I never feel rushed. I have complete confidence in him.

  • Apr 16, 2019

    I've been seeing Dr. Schindler for approximately 12 years, and he's always been very professional and helpful. The same goes for the staff in his office.

  • Apr 16, 2019

    Efficient, obviously an outstanding physician, marvelous way of dealing with people, answers all of my questions, and hopefully his vast expertise will enable me to exist on this planet a while longer.

  • Apr 13, 2019

    Excellent and caring individuals at OHSU. I look forward to my visits, and I can't say that about many medical appointments.

  • Apr 11, 2019


  • Apr 11, 2019

    Dr Schindler Helped me resolve my 9 year cough issue. He is smart. He is my Hero.

  • Apr 10, 2019

    Dr. Schindler explained the procedure, possible outcomes, etc.

  • Apr 08, 2019


  • Apr 07, 2019

    Dr. Schindler is awesome

  • Apr 06, 2019

    This provider asked questions, listened to the answers, and followed up with more questions. This provider did not tell me to continue drugs or treatments that did not work. This provider was thinking while he was talking to me. This provider thought about my needs after I left his office, and that is different. Most providers act like your life goes on hold the second you walk out of their office and do not consider how the patient survives day to day.

  • Apr 05, 2019

    Always friendly faces and they take excellent care of me when I’m there

  • Mar 22, 2019

    Always a smile for the beginning of the visit. Dr. Schindler is straightforwardly and kind. He has a constant word of encouragement as he performs any procedure. At the end of the visit, he recaps what he’s done and what we will accomplish together. Born to heal and help people. I appreciate Dr. Furman’s referral to Dr. Schindler.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    This an amazing dr.he takes the time to listen and we have never had such a caring dr.before

  • Mar 19, 2019

    You turn it down. Dr. Schindler was prompt fully prepared compassionate informative and congenial we would go back to him again, and we would advise anybody we know to go to him. He's an excellent doctor and has excellent follow up follow up. We appreciate it very much. Thank you.

  • Mar 19, 2019

    He has provided good healing service, and answers all questions with good reliable information, and tell it like it is.

  • Mar 18, 2019

    Is such a pleasure to visit OHSU, wonderful, healthy and happy staff.Great job!!!!!!!

  • Mar 18, 2019

    Dr. Schindler was very cooperative, he answered questions, he was kind, he was nice, and he was very informative.

  • Mar 17, 2019

    Hi, this is (INAUDIBLE). I'm still gonna horse from the operation, but I figured that the doctor was really great and his crew and everybody up there at OHSU was great to me. I think you very much. Bye.

  • Mar 16, 2019

    He was friendly, gave me great things to work on, good follow up and was a pleasure to work with.

  • Mar 12, 2019

    Prompt, efficient, thorough and open to questions.

  • Mar 11, 2019

    As usual professional and friendly. Very good service

  • Mar 09, 2019

    Excellent service and very helpful. Has excellent way of making one feel at ease with a very good bedside manner.

  • Mar 07, 2019

    Dr. Schindler is very... professional, very knowledgeable, and I have the utmost in him as a fellow physician, but a different specialty. I don't have any problems with him and I think... he's excellent and I'm glad I was referred to him. Thank you.

  • Mar 06, 2019

    Yeah at the time I told him I was very satisfied with the way Dr. Schindler treated me in is serviced in the way of staff was. And I told him that before I left that day. And I'm hoping he sends me a report so I can put it in my files on our visit in case I have to come back. But he said I could. But it was very pleasing. I was very satisfied. I was quite surprised. Samba everybody I talked to that I've Just my real good friend just a few, I've told him about that, too, and thank you very much.

  • Mar 05, 2019

    There was a mix-up in his schedule and the time we were scheduledfor an appointment, he was not scheduled to be in the office.However....when he found out we had driven two plus hours to get there to see him, he changed his schedule and came into the office.He has always (about ten years now)been more than professional, informative, thorough, and concerned about my well-being. I/we cannot say enough about our confidence in him, and our thankfulness for his expertise and knowledge.

  • Mar 05, 2019

    Dr. is very friendly and welcoming. Seems to really care about the patient. Explains things until he is sure that patient truly understands what is happening.

  • Mar 04, 2019

    Dr. Schindler really cared about my outcome and took the time to figure out what was going on rather than make assumptions from the test results. I very much appreciated his expertise and willingness to take mu case.

  • Mar 04, 2019

    They were friendly and prompt. They made sure that I was comfortable, and eased my fears.

  • Mar 04, 2019

    Dr. Schindler is always personally interested in me as his patient, and as a person! Dr. Schindler effectively and positively communicated my health situation. He and his staff are positive and allow me as the patient to have confidence!

  • Mar 03, 2019

    Extremely kind, knowledgeable, and proficient.

  • Mar 02, 2019

    Dr.Schindler and his team have always given me exceptional care and wonderful bed side manner. I couldn't ask for better doctors and nurses.

  • Feb 26, 2019

    As always he was very courteous and not only on time but early. Explained everything very well.

  • Feb 24, 2019

    Dr Schindler, [Name] [Name] and their entire staff provide exceptional care and I would not choose to see any other ENT in the US.

  • Feb 21, 2019

    Dr Schindler is always friendly, listens to your concerns and explains things as needed

  • Feb 19, 2019

    We have had the best 'cancer Dr.' at OHSU, Dr. Shindler has taken the best care of [Name] throughout his entire ordeal! we are thankful!

  • Feb 18, 2019

    Dr Schindler was simply amazing. I was in need of laser treatment for a throat condition that if left untreated would require more extensive surgery in the OR. Once I contacted Dr Schindler he had his scheduling team call me and I was able to receive the following day. I appreciate the doctors bedside manner and would not hesitate to recommend him. In addition, his support team was friendly and made me feel at ease in a potentially nerve racking situation.

  • Feb 18, 2019

    I think he is caring and knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anybody, and I just think he's one of the best doctors I've ever been to. Thank you.

  • Feb 04, 2019

    Dr Shindler and his fellow explained everything fully and the outcome from the testing in words I understood. I felt completely comfortable. His fellow from the very beginning came in with a very up mood and manner which put me completely at ease.

  • Feb 04, 2019

    Dr Schindler takes time to listen to my concerns. He explained all the options thoroughly.

  • Feb 04, 2019

    Yes, Dr. Schindler was the best he found out what was wrong with me in one visit. Thank you.

  • Feb 03, 2019

    All experiences are very positive.

  • Feb 02, 2019

    This is my second visit with Dr. Schindler and his staff. I was treated courteously as soon as I walked up to the check in counter all through the exam. The two young women that gave me the tests seemed very competent, understanding,and knowledgeable. My second meeting with the doctor was much like my first. I feel he is incredibly focused on diagnosing my problems by reading referral documents and to then give me the very best treatment options. I look forward to returning for treatment.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    I've seen Dr. Schindler before and find him efficient, informative and thorough.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    Impressed with everyone encountered. All very professional and helpful.

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