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 (483 Ratings, 168 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 (483 Ratings, 168 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jul 29, 2019

    Went very well

  • Jul 28, 2019

    Excellent! Dr Shindo was very kind and patient.