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

4.9 out of 5 (319 Ratings, 90 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

4.9 out of 5 (319 Ratings, 90 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 09, 2018

    Dr. Shindo is an exceptional person...wonderful doctor, caring, smart, friendly, confident.

  • Dec 09, 2018

    She was vey thorough.

  • Nov 30, 2018

    Staff and doctors efficient & friendly instilling confidence in care.

  • Nov 27, 2018

    Dr. Shindo did a fabulous job with my surgery, her staff was incredible from check in to check out, I had no issues with any of the staff at OHSU. Dr. Shindo was very thorough. She made me feel very comfortable about my procedure. She explained things very clearly and I was really impressed with her care. I had had conditions for 30 years and no other doctors were willing to deal with it, but she was, so I was very pleased with her.

  • Nov 21, 2018


  • Nov 13, 2018

    I felt comfortable and confident that Dr. Shindo is well qualified. She fully explained my condition based on my history and what she saw in the sonogram she conducted, as well as what to expect.

  • Nov 11, 2018

    She was very efficient and answered all of my questions.

  • Nov 10, 2018

    Always a good experience with Dr Shindoe!

  • Nov 10, 2018

    She took ample time to review scan results, confer with resident thoracic surgeon, discussed potential complications and submitted recommendations to referring physician

  • Nov 10, 2018

    Dr. Shindo is an excellent surgeon, and I would highly recommend her to anyone.

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