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

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Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (528 Ratings, 221 Comments)


  • Cancer
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)

Special focus on

  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • 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


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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  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - head and neck surgery

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (528 Ratings, 221 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

  • Dec 31, 2019

    Very efficient, answered all my questions, called back and talked to me on the phone about health concerns.

  • Dec 23, 2019

    Very experienced and still make you feel important and understood

  • Dec 22, 2019

    I'll I'll always look forward to my visits with Dr. Shindo. She is very approachable. I feel comfortable asking her questions, and I always receive very pertinent information from her regarding my my condition or my problem. I would very highly recommend her for anyone that needs a doctor that is compassionate, and very well educated in her field. Thank you.

  • Dec 21, 2019

    Dr. Shindo team worked together and was up front with my diagnosis. I felt in good hands the way I was treated in all appointments and operation performed with all Team members Thank you very much.[Name] [Name]

  • Dec 21, 2019

    I only saw her once and what I saw of her that one meeting, I was very impressed with her. I don't know how much better should could be because I've never experienced her before. So I'm going to stick with her and trust what she's doing

  • Dec 20, 2019

    Dr Shindo is an excellent doctor, but I would rather she had performed the procedure than the intern. I came to OHSU because it has a very high reputation, but I don’t really want interns performing my procedure and subsequent surgery.

  • Dec 16, 2019

    Felt very confident in her abilities and expertise.

  • Dec 16, 2019

    Dr. Shindo was professional and extremely competent. She kept me informed of what was involved with the biopsy procedure and discussed what she saw on the ultrasound images.

  • Dec 16, 2019

    Dr. Shindo was very straight forward in what we were doing. She was also teaching her students that day and was very thorough in both of them discussing and including me in the conversation, and when they did not find what they were looking for, they somehow managed to find something else, but at least they did find it and now it can be dealt with. And they have set a plan on how to proceed.

  • Dec 13, 2019

    Everyone were so helpful and friendly. Being sick is hard and they were so compassionate

  • Dec 07, 2019

    I was very satisfied with all the staff and both drs. Explanations were understood and I appreciated their listening ears on all my health issues

  • Dec 06, 2019

    Everyone was personable and professional and done in a timely manner

  • Dec 05, 2019

    Dr. Shindo was amazing! Her expertise and knowledge provided the best outcome possible in my surgery. I am so grateful to Dr. Shindo for the time and care she spent on me.

  • Dec 04, 2019

    very good. very helpful to all

  • Nov 22, 2019

    I was confident I would be well cared for.

  • Nov 18, 2019

    Efficient and informative, was able to schedule appointment for surgery very quickly.

  • Nov 17, 2019

    Very professional, knowledgeable, and personable.

  • Nov 17, 2019

    Dr. Shindo is, is extremely easy to talk to and I was able to get questions answered and she is very informative. I just really enjoy visiting with her when I have an appointment with her. It's really important to me that I have her spend enough time so that I don't feel rushed and she was excellent in that regard. Thank you.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    All my visits are always nice ! Even after we move to new mexico i plan on keeping my current Drs for my cancer issues

  • Nov 08, 2019

    Dr. Shindo's entire staff was warm and welcoming. Mike (PA) was easy to work with and helped me relax in the exam room. Dr.Shindo was just overall outstanding.

  • Nov 08, 2019

    Dr. Shindo is very knowledgeable and collaborative. She didn’t push for surgery as the only treatment option. Instead she seemed to take all factors into consideration and considers both surgery and more conservative treatment option. I appreciated she asked my understanding of my problem first. It also helped that she provided detailed explanation of why she recommended surgery over other option. She definitely helped me to make a more informed decision. I felt respected during the consult meeting. I feel I can trust Dr. Shindo as my provider.

  • Nov 08, 2019

    Dr. Shindo is excellent and the process was very efficient. The support staff needs to be mindful in keeping drapes and doors closed to reduce the risk of HIPPA violations.

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  • Nov 05, 2019

    She is warm considerate, articulate, and explains very well. Everything answers. All my questions is consider it, and treats me as a human, and not as a patient not as a number, and she knows her stuff, and she made me feel secure about what I needed to be having done.

  • Nov 02, 2019

    Dr. Shindo was fantastic. She is extremely knowledgeable. Her bedside manner is excellent. I learned so much about my condition in a half an hour. She diagnosed my condition and identified all of the risks with my procedure and made me feel completely informed and comfortable.

  • Nov 01, 2019

    The provider was excellent covered the problem, had vast knowledge of my problem and was easy to work with.

  • Oct 28, 2019

    The doctor that I saw it was also the doctor for my sister. She had a wonderful experience with her. So I felt very fortunate to also give her to do my follow up in surgery come spring.

  • Oct 25, 2019

    I have never received such wonderful, respectful care in my whole life. Thank you so much.

  • Oct 19, 2019

    Great doctor. Took her time to explain everything to me.

  • Oct 18, 2019

    Excellent we feel very fortunate to have dr.Shindo

  • Oct 15, 2019

    waited 40 minutes past scheduled time to be seen.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Dr. Shindo is very professional, knowledgable, friendly and caring. She instills great confidence.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Great surgery team. Could have had more warnings of side effects before being sent home.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    I happily find Dr Shindo to be a thorough, very communicative physician. She explains why any tests are ordered and what these particular studies could demonstrate. I am very grateful to have been referred to Dr Shindo.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    I appreciated very much that I did not feel rushed during the exam and consultation. Dr. Shindo clearly knew what she was doing. The result is that I feel confident and relaxed about the upcoming surgery.

  • Oct 06, 2019

    She was very professional, had wonderful bed side manners, made me feel very comfortable, explained everything in detail. I have nothing but good things to say about her and I would recommend her to anybody. So one of my best experiences and I've had a lot happen in my life. So she's definitely a ten.

  • Oct 05, 2019

    Dr. Shindo was amazing! She was so knowledgeable.

  • Oct 02, 2019

    I’m So Pleased And Grateful for The Finest Health service. Really A Great Experience!!

  • Oct 02, 2019

    She is always very thorough with her explanations and care. I value her professionalism and her care.

  • Sep 29, 2019

    I really liked Dr. Shindo. She was kind and very intelligent and knew what she was talking about, and I'm happy that she took on my case. Thanks.

  • Sep 29, 2019

    She was very caring and very attentive. She really seem to want to know what was going on and not just for purposes of scamming my money or my insurance companies money, whatever. So she, she seems to really care therefore she has my vote. Bye.

  • Sep 28, 2019

    Dr. Shindo and associates were very nice, efficient and put me at ease.

  • Sep 27, 2019

    Dr Shindo and her student took the time to listen and informed to about my scenario in terms I could understand.

  • Sep 27, 2019

    Dr. Shindo has been very attentive has answered questions has been clear about the procedures and what needs to follow after each procedure have very much appreciated her care over two different time periods. Thank you.

  • Sep 25, 2019

    I drove 3and a half hours and was promised that i would be getting the biopsy only to show up and them do more test that I wasn’t previously told about which turned out to be more medical bills i cannot afford. So I am still playing the waiting game

  • Sep 23, 2019

    Dr Shindu is a wonderful doctor. This was my first meeting with her, and she really took al the time needed find and diagnose my problem. Dr shindu is friendly, willing to answer all questions and explain all matters. A good experience. Thank you!

  • Sep 23, 2019

    Dr Shindo and Dr. Jamison - Jacobson I believe - were very professional, they did a very good job of what they did, they were very thorough and explained everything to me very well, and really it was a very nice visit under the circumstances. Bye.

  • Sep 21, 2019

    Dr. Shindo is the most caring and thorough doctor I have ever had. She has noticed in every meeting we have had things in my chart that other OHSU doctors had not addressed.

  • Sep 21, 2019

    Dr. Shindo was very knowledgeable, informative and kind. I’m happy to have her as my doctor.

  • Sep 18, 2019

    She was friendly, experienced, careful, thorough, and professional. She expressed care and concern for my comfort