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Mathew Geltzeiler, M.D.

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  • Otolaryngologist
  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery, School of Medicine


  • Otolaryngology (ENT)

Special focus

  • Minimally Invasive Skull Base Surgery
  • Nasal and Sinus Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery

Locations and contact

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About me

Mathew Geltzeiler, M.D., is the Division Chief for Rhinology/Skull Base surgery, and the Director of Sinonasal Oncology and Skull Base Surgery. He is a surgeon who specializes in:

His research interests include:

  • Patient outcomes from the treatment of cancers of the nose and sinuses.
  • The effect of skull base surgery on quality of life and the ability to taste and smell.

Dr. Geltzeiler performs surgical procedures including:

  • Endoscopic skull base surgery: This uses a tool called an endoscope for minimally invasive surgery, with smaller cuts and shorter recovery time.
  • Traditional (open) skull base surgery: This may include cuts in the face and skull.
  • Endoscopic orbital surgery: This relieves symptoms from excess pressure on the eye.
  • Revision endoscopic sinus surgery: This is done when a past sinus surgery didn’t relieve symptoms or a patient still has problems.

He also provides care for:

  • Tumors in the nose and sinuses.
  • Polyps (tissue growths).
  • Sinusitis and fungal sinusitis.

Dr. Geltzeiler studied neuroscience at Brown University and medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, where he graduated summa cum laude.

He completed his residency training in otolaryngology - head & neck surgery at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Geltzeiler then spent two years at the University of Pittsburgh, where he completed two fellowships in head and neck oncologic surgery and advanced skull base surgery.

Languages spoken

  • English

Education and training

  • Degrees

    • B.S., 2005, Brown University
    • M.D., 2010, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Internship

    • Otolaryngology Internship, OHSU - 2010 - 2011
  • Residency

    • Otolaryngology Residency, OHSU - 2011 - 2015
  • Fellowship

    • Advanced Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh - 2015
    • Advanced Skull Base Oncologic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh - 2016 - 2017
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Memberships and associations:

  • American Academy of Otolaryngolgy - Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Rhinologic Society
  • American Head and Neck Society
  • North American Skill Base Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
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Ratings and reviews

Overall: 4.8 out of 5 (346 Ratings, 126 Reviews)

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