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 (517 Ratings, 208 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 (517 Ratings, 208 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

  • Nov 17, 2019

    Very professional, knowledgeable, and personable.

  • Nov 07, 2019


  • 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 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

  • Sep 16, 2019

    always on hold on the phone, as I'm righting this I'm still on hold. No help from staff, doctor was informative, knowledgeable and helpful but!!!

  • Sep 13, 2019

    She was excellent in communicating what was needed. She was empathetic to my needs.

  • Sep 10, 2019

    It was wonderful. In Alaska, I was dealing with doctors not really familiar with Hyperparathyroidism, it was a struggle. It was so nice and relieving to see someone so knowledgeable and a professional. Dr Shindo has my complete trust and confidence.

  • Sep 08, 2019

    I feel like she was very professional and was able to answer any concerns that I had and made me comfortable during the procedure.

  • Sep 05, 2019

    Dr. Shindo conducted a long, complicated surgery, and all went well.I was well taken care of by the staff.

  • Sep 04, 2019

    Shes oke of the first Drs to take time and listen to my health issues and offer a solution. She was caring, extremely supportive and patient with my fears and anxiety.

  • Sep 03, 2019

    Very knowledgable. To the point. Good explanations. Instills confidence as a patient.

  • Sep 01, 2019

    I really I have confidence in Dr. Shindo, and she was very informative, and I was very grateful for her input. Thank you.

  • Aug 31, 2019

    Everyone was so helpful. Directions and information everywhere. Competent employees. Clean and inviting atmosphere. A gratifying experience indeed.

  • Aug 31, 2019

    Everything was explained to me and was very prompt about calling right away for the surgery time.

  • Aug 30, 2019

    I had a great visit. Both doctors listened and were very thorough with my care.

  • Aug 30, 2019

    Excellent, she had reviewed all my records and gave me a plan to go forward that was well thought out

  • Aug 29, 2019

    Dr. Shindo is truly amazing! Rae (our nurse) was patient and kind and also confident in her job. Lawrence (for anesthesia was so sweet and had a great smile. The team really quelled any fears I had. Now to get better!

  • Aug 29, 2019

    Dr. Shindo and all her staff are amazing! I felt very well cared for, supported and had the best possible experience

  • Aug 25, 2019

    She was very knowledgeable and skilled.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    She gave me a feeling of confidence and unafraid of the surgery, and the results afterward. Thorough and answers any questions or concerns.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    Dr Shindo had reviewed the records my referring physician provided, therefore had a good feel for the history of the medical condition for which I was seeing her. She introduced herself immediately upon entering the room. As the appointment progressed and options discussed, she carefully explained her thinking as to why particular tests/ lab work were indicated. Benefits and risks of a possible surgical procedure were reviewed. Before she left the room, she clearly outlined the next steps to be taken.

  • Aug 22, 2019


  • Aug 15, 2019

    Dr. Shindo is extremely professional and a talented surgeon. I feel very comfortable in her care. OHSU exceeds expectations.

  • Aug 14, 2019

    Dr Shindo is very caring and trustworthy.

  • Aug 14, 2019

    Dr. Shindo is a top notch surgeon. I would very highly recommend her.

  • Aug 13, 2019

    She was very professional, knowledgeable, and extremely skilled.

  • Aug 11, 2019

    Excellent surgeon, thorough, and communicates well.

  • Aug 10, 2019

    She was excellent, and very thorough, and I really liked her.

  • Aug 05, 2019

    My experience was great. She was fantastic. If I had to have surgery again, she would be the one that I would have to do it. She had great doctor bedside manner. Everything was great. I just love her.

  • Aug 04, 2019

    Dr. Shindo was extremely friendly, she's very knowledgeable. I am here visiting from Springfield Missouri and she's a lovely lady and the hospital was very lovely but my family is all back in Missouri so when you asked about my family, they live back there except for one daughter who I am here visiting for the summer. I would definitely infact I have an appointment with Dr. Shindo Tuesday for two more tests. And I think after that observation will be for deciding further *

  • Aug 02, 2019

    Maisie Shindo is extremely knowledgeable. She was very thorough. She provided adequate excellent care and follow up and kept us well informed. We're very happy with Dr. Shindo.