Paul W. Flint M.D.

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Faculty profile
  • Professor & Chair

Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (437 Ratings, 155 Comments)


  • Cancer
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)

Special focus on

  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Voice and Speech Disorders


  • M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas 1983
  • Residency:

    • University of Washington
  • Fellowship:

    • Guy's Hospital, London, 1989
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Otolaryngology 1989


Paul W. Flint, MD received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and completed his residency training at the University of Washington. He joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 1991, where he has served as Residency Training Program Director. 

In 2009, Dr. Flint was appointed Professor and Chair, Otolaryngology –Head &Neck Surgery at Oregon Health &Science University. He is a founding member of the Society for Airway Management, and an active member of The Triological Society, The American Laryngological Society, The American Academy of Otolaryngology, and The American College of Surgeons. He is the Senior Editor of the sixth edition of Cummings –Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, considered to be the definitive textbook for the specialty. 

Dr. Flint's clinical interests include the treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the airway, development of procedures to improve voice, swallowing, and breathing;and, treatment of movement disorders affecting the head and neck including dystonia and Parkinson disease.

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  • English

Memberships and associations

  • Society of University Otolaryngologists

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (437 Ratings, 155 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 16, 2019

    Excellent and informative

  • Nov 06, 2019

    Excellent overall. However, the 12:50 pm appt was somewhat late.

  • Nov 04, 2019

    After explaining my options for treating my condition, the doctor injected collagen into my paralyzed left vocal chord and I was able to speak again immediately. What a thrill!

  • Oct 27, 2019

    Dr. Flint is very helpful, very efficient and very good. (INAUDIBLE). Highly recommend and thank you.

  • Oct 25, 2019

    He is very careful and efficient.

  • Oct 23, 2019

    Friendly surgeon with very good results from surgery. Gives information in an easy to understand manner.

  • Oct 18, 2019

    Really like Dr Paul Flint!

  • Oct 18, 2019

    Professional and knowledgeable as always!

  • Oct 04, 2019

    Dr. Flint is amazing. He listens to our concerns and does what he believes is best for the patient.

  • Oct 04, 2019

    It was very impressed with Dr. Flint's behavior and knowledge. Thank you.

  • Oct 04, 2019

    It was a good time, I'm waiting for results from what we did there thank you.

  • Sep 29, 2019

    Dr. Flint is a great doctor. Appreciate his professional attitude and kindness to me as ahis patient

  • Sep 29, 2019

    Dr. Flint was a kind, experienced, and pretty much saved my life. I'm very impressed with his abilities and his way of being a competent physician.

  • Sep 28, 2019

    Very personable and highly competent. Thank you!

  • Sep 26, 2019

    We received excellent care from all the medical staff.

  • Sep 25, 2019

    The doctor has very much experience and I we are very proud of him. Excellent doctor Okay. We are very satisfied. Okay. I will recommend for somebody else have same situation like we had us. Okay. Thank you. Hello. Hello. Hello.

  • Sep 22, 2019

    Dr. Flint is very professional and explains all treatments and procedures with understanding and optimism.

  • Sep 06, 2019

    Dr Flint was very competent, friendly and answered all questions. He was clearly involved in diagnosing [Name] situation.

  • Aug 29, 2019

    Very good and kind.

  • Aug 29, 2019

    Happy with OHSU. On time and answered questions. Also, let know of my primary of my visit.

  • Aug 25, 2019

    He seemed to be be very caring and very intelligent. Highly recommend him.

  • Aug 24, 2019

    All of my providers was very skilled in his procedures, very personable., very caring and kind. I appreciated his knowledge. I also appreciated his being canny about what procedure he was doing. He explained it. He showed pictures on the monitors and explained it to me, and made sure if I had any questions he answered them and I felt very comfortable and that I was in very good hands.

  • Aug 21, 2019

    Dr visit was great as usual. A little frustrated about the wait time. Never had an issue before. But this time I was taken back at 9:15 for what was an 8:50 appt and did not see Dr until ~9:35, about 45 mins from my scheduled appt time. Frustrating as I drove down from Seattle for what was a 10 minute appt.

  • Aug 21, 2019

    Dr. Flint is unpretentious and kind. He listens to concerns and strives to address these issues in his care treatment at each appointment.

  • Aug 02, 2019

    My experience was very good. The doctor and staff are very organized and knowledgeable and the doctor got straight to the point and he's looking for results and I feel he's going to help me with my vocal problems. I appreciated their efficiency and knowledge. Thank you.

  • Jul 31, 2019

    Dr Flint explained the procedures available to us in easy to understand terms.

  • Jul 28, 2019

    The experience was very professional and it went very well and I feel extremely positive about my treatment with Dr. Flint.

  • Jul 24, 2019

    I have a lot of faith in Dr Flint and the people he has working with him.They seem to be well qualified to do there jobs. Thank You

  • Jul 23, 2019

    Explained things well and answered my questions completely. Was very thorough and courteous and took a clear interest in my situation.

  • Jul 14, 2019

    He was a very good listener, and he took the time with me to answer my questions and I feel very very very much assured that he was explaining each thing he was doing for me.

  • Jul 13, 2019

    Doctor was very good in explaining the procedure I was getting. Really appreciated the information.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    Very good, short and to the point, answer all questions I had, firm and to the point

  • Jul 10, 2019

    Received a warmly and friendly welcome. Immediately felt at ease my calmness of provider. Felt respected in the way information that was explained on text results and and solving the medical issue.Appreciated the going over the x-rays and procedure needed.Thank you so much for making my appointment a positive one.

  • Jun 30, 2019

    Dr Flint is a very good doctor.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    I've worked with... Dr. Flint has been my doctor for about 20 years and we decided that we would surgically repair my vocal cords and I'm very pleased with the results.

  • Jun 27, 2019

    Very good doctor and wonderful staff. Very pleasant and reassuring.

  • Jun 27, 2019

    Dr.Flint was kind and knowledgeable.

  • Jun 21, 2019

    It was ok. facility was very nice; nurses and doctors were great.

  • Jun 16, 2019

    DR Flint was very helpful about explaining what the procedure for the bi-opsey to see what is going to happen next.

  • Jun 15, 2019

    I?m very impressed with Dr Flint. He was professional yet still ?down to earth?. He made talking to him easy and not intimidating. If I ever need to see a doctor again for swallowing issues, Dr Flint will be my 1st choice! Thank you Dr Flint for helping me enjoy eating again!!

  • Jun 14, 2019

    Dr. flint was very kind, gentle and quick.

  • Jun 12, 2019

    It was all good.

  • Jun 07, 2019

    I had a phenomenal experience the Dr Flint. He basically save my life. I would recommend him. I will continue to go see him with my continuing issues. And I'm just extremely pleased.

  • May 29, 2019

    Extremely positive!

  • May 27, 2019

    Very good can’t be better

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  • May 25, 2019

    Very helpful as we didn't know options or what to expect.

  • May 24, 2019

    He was very nice and did a good job.

  • May 22, 2019

    Very pleasant and courteous.

  • May 17, 2019

    We are very happy. We get very good health care and help from Dr. Clint, Dr. Flint, sorry and we are very, very happy and we recommend for anybody with....have this situation. We are very happy for helping us.