Olga Senashova M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery School of Medicine

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4.9 out of 5 (480 Ratings, 215 Comments)


Dr. Senashova completed her undergraduate studies at Portland State University and her medical training at OHSU School of Medicine. She completed Internal Medicine residency at Providence St. Vincent Hospital in Portland and then returned to OHSU to complete a fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.

She was involved in several basic science research projects earlier in her career and during fellowship. After her fellowship, Dr. Senashova has spent 5 years in private clinical practice in Portland and now she has returned to OHSU to join the Otolaryngology team to narrow her focus and pursue her interest in thyroid cancer diagnosis, surveillance and treatment.  

Her interests outside of medicine include traveling with her family, skiing, and camping all of which make Portland is a great place to be!

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Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (480 Ratings, 215 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 12, 2019

    She is a wonderful MD.I am very happy with her care.

  • Nov 11, 2019

    the options available

  • Nov 08, 2019


  • Nov 07, 2019

    1st time, don't have lots of data to give 10

  • Nov 07, 2019

    She was clear with the information and positive.

  • Nov 06, 2019

    Very thorough and pleasant

  • Nov 01, 2019

    She's basically my favorite provider of had at OHSU if the rest of my providers where is good as her I would probably be very happy recommend OHSU.

  • Oct 31, 2019

    Olga put me at ease by explaining the procedure to me and taking care that I was comfortable at all times.

  • Oct 29, 2019

    She took time to go over ultrasound reports and my history, and explained her rationale for biopsy and followup. She is a terrific clinician and physician.

  • Oct 26, 2019

    Great experience all around considering the discomfort from my biopsy.

  • Oct 24, 2019

    The Provider is perfect. Explained everything before start her work.

  • Oct 23, 2019

    Dr Senoshova and support staff were kind, patient, and knowledgeable.

  • Oct 22, 2019

    Professional and friendly

  • Oct 20, 2019

    It was excellent. She’s caring, and knowledgeable. I like her positive attitude in dealing with patients.

  • Oct 19, 2019

    Dr Senashova and Dr Shindo are wonderful. They are caring and excellent at what they do. I am grateful for their care.

  • Oct 17, 2019

    She was very helpful and explained everything. I left my feeling confident about my visit. Thank you.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    She is very soothing. Puts your mind at ease without making false promises.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Amazing, explained all options. She listened to all my concerns.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    I felt the information provided to me was direct,and provider was sincere in providing great care during my procedure

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Excellent service, really nice nurse too. Listened and explained info needed.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    It went well, the doctor was very caring and explained everything thoroughly as it was happening.

  • Oct 08, 2019

    Thoughtful, through and communicates well.

  • Oct 07, 2019

    I really enjoyed my visit with the doctor. She is very professional and very caring and I trust her totally with my health.

  • Oct 04, 2019

    Very pleasant, prompt & knowledgeable.

  • Oct 01, 2019

    Great at explaining the procedure. Always reassuring me I’m doing ok and the process is going well.

  • Oct 01, 2019

    Dr. Senashova was wonderful. I really appreciated her help and looking forward to working with her going forward.

  • Sep 29, 2019

    So very knowledgeable and I could tell she genuinely cared that I received the best care

  • Sep 28, 2019

    Great doctor- always enjoy seeing her when I have my appointments.

  • Sep 27, 2019

    Very freindly and professional

  • Sep 27, 2019

    Olga is fantastic! Compassionate, funny, and eager to provide quality care, and conscious of the patient's time and expenses. Absolutely a joy to work with. I'm almost disappointed that I won't need to see her over a year...almost. :)

  • Sep 27, 2019

    Very caring! Dr Senashova explained the procedure thoroughly before she began. During the procedure, she talked me through it as she worked and let me know how much longer the needle would be removed between every aspiration. She calmed my fears and informed me about the time frame for results of the biopsy and my risk factor. She was wonderful!

  • Sep 24, 2019

    She is a great listener, very calming and reassuring demeanor. Very knowledgeable and honest, easy to talk to.

  • Sep 24, 2019

    Dr. Senashova was prepared, thorough, compassionate, and competent.

  • Sep 21, 2019

    I really appreciated the amount of time that she spent on the exam. Very thorough! I also appreciated the fact that she explained my condition, and explained what my course of treatment would be. All of my questions were completely answered.

  • Sep 21, 2019

    Olga was very kind and gentle.

  • Sep 19, 2019

    Dr. Senashova was dismissive of my concerns, overstated the likelihood of side effects from a procedure I have been attempting to pursue, refused to listen to my experiences and symptoms, and attempted to blame my symptoms on a possible iron overload because my hematocrit is 1% above the standard range."If I do this procedure you'll be my patient for a really long time and you'll be upset that you had your thyroid removed" congrats I won't be your patient anymore.

  • Sep 19, 2019

    Very informative and helpful! She took the time to explain and answer questions, as well as show my imaging results and explain what things were.

  • Sep 19, 2019

    I, very very much liked Olga. She listened to me, she seemed to really interested in how I was feeling my experiences and we just talked about just sort of, you know things in general and and I found her to be very very warm, very very caring and yet very very professional. So I just, I thought that she was just great.

  • Sep 16, 2019

    Great! She was professional, knowledgeable, and very clear and thorough with her process and her explanations. Took her time.

  • Sep 15, 2019

    Olga was very comfortable and knowledgeable. She explained things completely and answered all my questions. She was caring in the way she did the biopsy, making sure I understood what was going on.Liza, her assistant, was also very conscientious. At the end of the procedure I wanted to just rest and take a short nap -- Liza figured out a way for me to do this (in a different room) and it really made my day more pleasant after the stress of the procedure. Thanks to both of them.

  • Sep 15, 2019

    She is the most understanding doctor I have ever been to. She explains things so I can understand them. I would recommend her to anybody.

  • Sep 13, 2019

    Very informative and knowledgeable. Answered all my questions and provided me with steps moving forward.

  • Sep 11, 2019


  • Sep 09, 2019

    She’s great. She explained everything to me, gave me time for questions.

  • Sep 08, 2019

    I am very happy with this provider, she was, she took all her time with me she gave me all the tests I needed, she was very through, she explained my conditions so I understood them very well, I felt part of the decision making, I find it easy to make appointments with her. I feel very confident in her decision making and my pathway forward with my treatment.

  • Sep 08, 2019

    Yes, I loved....the hospital, it was great. The doctors were great, the....the nurse, everyone at the desk. Just everybody was very helpful and very nice and they made me feel very comfortable.

  • Sep 07, 2019

    I had a thyroid biopsy, and the doctor and nurse were very professional and very nice, I felt so comfortable and the doctor explained everything through the procedure, I would recommend her to everyone, thank you doctor for such a good experience.

  • Sep 04, 2019

    Dr. Senashova is a great doctor. One that everyone wishes they had as their primary doctor. A wonderful bedside manner, explains everything to you, and communicates everything you ask and need to know. I would highly recommend her.

  • Sep 04, 2019

    Yesterday was my first experience being seen at your clinic and it was like a breath of fresh air. I came in with a list that I had compiled, ready to plead my case, but it was not needed. My well being seemed to be of the utmost importance to Dr. Senashova. This had not been my experience with other providers. It was a refreshing experience and I now understand why OHSU comes so highly recommended. Thank you.

  • Sep 03, 2019

    I was seen in the timely fashion after my ultrasound, and all my labs were taken care of, and the doctor was very prompt in seeing me. I didn't spend very much time at all in the office.

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