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 (629 Ratings, 214 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 (629 Ratings, 214 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

  • Jul 19, 2019


  • Jul 16, 2019

    This visit was a follow-up exam once again since the original surgeries in 2015. Every thing about the exam went smoothly and cordially as always. Dr. Schindler and the OHSU team(s) saved my life. I will be grateful for the rest of my existence.

  • Jul 16, 2019

    Professional, informative, clear and concise, excellent rapport with patients. Makes one feel at ease.

  • Jul 13, 2019

    Dr. Schindler was excellent! He and his staff made me feel extremely cared for! They were kind and respectful. If surgery could ever be classified as enjoyable, this one was!

  • Jul 04, 2019

    Dr. Schlinder and OHSU are the beat.

  • Jun 25, 2019

    Dr Schindler is great!

  • Jun 18, 2019


  • May 22, 2019

    Joshua Schindler is an awesome provider and I would absolutely everyone to go to him. He is excellent at what he does. His personality, everything, his bedside manner, everything about him's wonderful so, I am extremely happy with him as my provider. Thank you so much. Bye. Bye.

  • May 10, 2019


  • May 09, 2019

    I think he is up to date on proper treatment plans for the disease he is working with. He talks to you in simple language that you can understand, and explains what he is doing, and why he is doing it.

  • May 09, 2019

    The care was very professional and had a more traditional feel that made it maybe a more full experience. Thank you.

  • May 06, 2019

    My experience with Dr. Schindler has been, as it has always been, excellent, on time, very courteous, and very knowledgeable about what he's doing.

  • May 06, 2019

    He was extremely helpful. I felt that I was actually listen to and I was not ignored.

  • May 04, 2019

    Dr Schindler is the consummate professional and has a friendly demeanor. Very comfortable with him and his advice.????????????????

  • May 04, 2019

    Everyone was amazingly help and professional. Look forward to continued follow ups

  • Apr 30, 2019

    Very good doctor. Knowledgeable and caring. Takes time to answer your questions.

  • 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.

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