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

4.7 out of 5 (315 Ratings, 105 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

4.7 out of 5 (315 Ratings, 105 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

  • 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 21, 2019

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

  • May 27, 2019

    Very good can’t be better

  • May 24, 2019

    He was very nice and did a good job.

  • May 13, 2019

    I didn't see Dr. Flint until I was rolled into surgery. Dr. Flint was the first person I saw and he was very friendly and reassuring.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    Dr. Flint listens to my questions and answers them thoroughly. He is very helpful.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    Dr flint ENT is an excellent dr!! Has a great sense of humor & thoroughly explains ALL of my Q and concerns

  • Apr 18, 2019

    He is amazing

  • Apr 17, 2019

    Excellent and all support staff.

  • Apr 13, 2019

    Hi, Dr. Flint was amazing. He had a sense of humor, he was very caring, very knowledgeable and just someone that you could feel comfortable asking questions.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    He explained things well, answered my questions, and was honest about my options, which I really appreciated. Also was very knowledgeable and was able to diagnose my condition.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Dr. Flint is pleasant and takes time to explain. However, he seems to "wander" in his explanations.

  • Apr 10, 2019

    Dr. Paul Flint has been of great value to me as he assisted me through my surgeries and post-op care.

  • Apr 04, 2019

    We had a great visit.

  • Mar 27, 2019

    I think he is extremely skilled at giving Botox injections. I was disappointed that he hadn't looked at my chart before coming in or remembered the adverse effects I'd had after my last injection though.

  • Mar 27, 2019

    Very straight forward. He reviewed all the documents from earlier in the day, and explained what he would do to surgically help me. Lots of time for discussion, & he was familiar with my disease (very unusual disease). I trust his knowledge and hands.

  • Mar 24, 2019

    Excellent experience. Gentle, patient, answered questions well.

  • Mar 20, 2019


  • Mar 15, 2019

    quick ans all questions

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Time spent with Dr Flint is pleasant.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    The office was great, the staff that I worked with were absolutely fantastic. Dr. Flint came in at the end took all the information and it was an excellent appointment.

  • Mar 13, 2019

    Dr. Flint is a great listener and his staff is friendly as well. I feel very confident that my care through Dr. Flint is the best available and I would highly recommend him to family and friends.

  • Mar 13, 2019

    very good bed side manner.

  • Mar 10, 2019

    I have been treated for Laryngeal dystonia for 20 years in 6 states and I have never been treated with such respect and desire to help me find a way to live with this depressing disorder with a positive outcome. I am blown away with every aspect of my visit and your clinic.

  • Mar 09, 2019

    Dr Flint and his staff are the most knowledgeable and accommodating medical team I’ve had the privilege of fixing my paraylized vocal cord problem.

  • Mar 08, 2019

    I have had Spasmodic Disphonia since 1999 and have always been treated at OHSU. They are patient and understanding.

  • Feb 28, 2019

    After having been to a number of other doctors and dentist, Dr Flint diagnosed my problem at my first visit. I was very much impressed by that. I only wish that there was more he could do for me.

  • Feb 27, 2019

    Professional, quality care and service.

  • Feb 25, 2019

    Hi, I would like to tell you about Dr. Flint. In my opinion, he is the best doctor you could ever have. I haven't seen him a lot of times. But when he did my tracheotomy, he was perfect and my follow up sessions with him were perfect and I would go back to him in a heartbeat.

  • Feb 20, 2019

    I really like Dr Flint. I wouldn’t let just anyone give me shots in the neck!!

  • Feb 16, 2019

    I was so impressed with everyone from Laura at reception to my speech pathologist. The entire process was very positive.

  • Feb 04, 2019

    By his dress, mannerisms, he comes across as an 'individual', not with that 'doctor' attitude. He was professional, explained everything well. I felt comfortable and confident with him.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    Dr. Flint is a good listener and excellent Doctor Answered all my questions without hesitation.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    Yes, hi this is [Name]. This is my appraisal of Dr. Flint and her, and his... staff. They're very professional very assuring. I feel very comfortable of him keeping... track of my, my problem and... I would recommend them to anybody. I think they would be very fortunate to have Dr. Flint... working on them. So, thank you, and... yes, that's it. Bye.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    I thought that Dr. Flint was very professional, and he made sure that I understood the process and everything going on, and I also felt confident in his knowledge and ability to resolve my problem, and he was very friendly, and that was nice.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    My visit was good. Dr. Flint answered all of myquestions and told me what to expect. He did a procedurewhile there but gave me no explanation as why he did it orwhat he was looking for. Look forward to working with Dr. Flint.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    We are very satisfied and everything was okay. Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello.

  • Jan 26, 2019

    Always very good expirence.

  • Jan 25, 2019

    The doctor and his staff were very nice and cordial and they answered all of my questions and provided us information that I didn't think to ask and the experience was first rate.

  • Jan 24, 2019

    Dr.Flint is very efficient in giving Botox shots, I am satisfied with his treatment and how he judges how much to inject. We live in Medford, Or. and now in our 80's, so do not like the commute to Portland , so put off the injection as long as I can.

  • Jan 24, 2019

    Hello, it would work fine. Everything went good. They were very clear that the video. Things they had in my throat helped a great deal with my attitude. And that's it.

  • Jan 18, 2019

    I felt that this doctor was kindly interested accurate and took great things right down to the truth of it where I didn't know what to expect. I would see this provider again.

  • Jan 17, 2019

    Dr. Flint did not ask many questions, and went right to the focus of the problem by scoping my throat. He was able to show us through pictures what was going on. Interaction was comfortable and focused.

  • Jan 13, 2019

    Excellent communication and response from Dr Flint and Med crew. Thank You

  • Jan 05, 2019

    I have been a patient of Dr. Flint for some time, and consistently receive prompt and courteous attention from check in, medical assistants and am especially grateful for Dr. Flint's expertise in this. It has been an enormous help to me.

  • Dec 16, 2018

    The staff along with Dr Flint are always quite polite, helpful and pleasant.Check in to check out is done in a timely manner (no longwait period in this office.)A very professional office.

  • Dec 16, 2018

    Dr Flint has been able to help my voice problem whereas I haven't been able to get help from other doctors. He could work on being more personable though. He is pretty businesslike. Also, this visit I didnt get to see him until an hour after my appointment time and there was no apology or concern for my having to wait.

  • Dec 15, 2018

    Highly personalized care and very friendly, courteous staff. Excellent facility ( though difficult to get to). Appointment was met right on time and proceeded professionally. One of the best medical encounters I have ever had.

  • Dec 15, 2018

    I've been going to see Dr. Flint for about 5 years now, and he does a very good job. Thank you.