Timothy E. Hullar M.D.

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Faculty profile
  • Director of the Cochlear Implant Program

Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (546 Ratings, 181 Comments)


  • Otolaryngology (ENT)

Special focus on

  • Balance/Vestibular Disorders
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Hearing Loss Prevention
  • Otology, Neurotology, Skull Base Surgery
  • Tinnitus


  • B.S., Stanford University, Palo Alto California 1990
  • M.D., Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Massachusetts 1996
  • Residency:

    • Johns Hopkins
  • Fellowship:

    • Johns Hopkins
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Otolaryngology


Dr. Hullar joined the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery in 2015 as director of otology, neurotology, and skull base surgery and director of the Cochlear Implant Program. After graduating from Stanford University, he taught high school at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He received a Fulbright scholarship to study at the Max-Planck-Institut in Cologne, Germany before his medical studies at Harvard Medical School.

His clinical interests include the treatment of adults and children with hearing loss, tinnitus and imbalance, chronic ear disease, and benign and malignant tumors of the ear and lateral skull base. He is board certified in otolaryngology with additional certification in neurotology. He runs an active research laboratory focusing on cochlear implantation and imbalance. In his free time he enjoys sailing, canoeing, diving, and kayaking.

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  • English
  • German

Memberships and associations

  • Bárány Society

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (546 Ratings, 181 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 17, 2019

    It was very informative and the advice I received was very helpful.

  • Nov 16, 2019

    Quick, accurate and friendly. Doesn't hesitate to answer questions.

  • Nov 16, 2019

    They were all great

  • Nov 14, 2019

    Excellent care and thorough evaluation

  • Nov 02, 2019

    Very helpful and efficient. Obviously hugely knowledgeable and willing to answer all my questions.

  • Oct 19, 2019

    As always, top notch care, I would be hard pressed to go anywhere else.

  • Oct 17, 2019

    Dr. Hullar and his team were very professional and provided excellent care of me.

  • Oct 17, 2019

    Everything was first class, truly an exceptional normally fairly unpleasant experience, I would do it again tomorrow it was that good.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    He's an excellent doctor.

  • Oct 07, 2019

    He is very good, He spent time to answer and explain all my questions very well, very clearly.

  • Oct 06, 2019

    very pleasant and informative.

  • Oct 04, 2019

    Very informative, and explained everything really well. Felt very comfortable with him.

  • Oct 01, 2019

    Very knowledgeable and helpful.

  • Sep 27, 2019

    I checked in at 1115 and by almost 1600 I still hadn’t had my surgery or taken back for it. My anxiety was to much m, I was thirsty. The nurses were very pleasant

  • Sep 23, 2019

    I had a excellent experience at OSU. Everything went well, even the fact that... I was late for the surgery, everything was fine, wonderful. Dr. Hullar is amazing. Thank you.

  • Sep 23, 2019

    He was able to spend as much time as needed and gave us all the time. We needed to ask questions and so forth and he we we felt like he was very thorough. So we're happy with him.

  • Sep 21, 2019

    My experience at Dr Hullers clinic was very positive. He is a very good listener and got to the issue very quickly. It was a refresh.experiense. I will tell all my family and friends

  • Sep 21, 2019

    Dr. Huller listens and communicates well. I trust his judgement and believe he is highly skilled.

  • Sep 21, 2019

    Good visit all questions answered

  • Sep 17, 2019

    He's thorough, personable, professional and realistic.

  • Sep 17, 2019

    really good

  • Sep 10, 2019

    It was great

  • Sep 09, 2019

    We were really blessed to come up to Dr. Huller and Dr. Klein just Top Notch. We would come again. It was the best care, and as always when we come to OHSU, it's the best that you can get. We're very grateful. This Hospital in teaching facility is here in Oregon. And even though we need to drive about 3 1/2 hours to get to you it is well worth the trip. Thank you you get better if there's a score better than a 10 you get it, and everything. Thank you.

  • Sep 07, 2019

    Dr. Hullar is always professional yet takes a moment to recognize me as a person as well as a patient

  • Sep 06, 2019

    Contrary to what most doctors seem to do, Dr Hullar has been on time for my appointments. He’s personable, thorough, and competent. He shares his knowledge with students who train with him, but it doesn’t get in the way of providing care for me. I live a bit outside of Portland, but for Dr Hullar I drive in.

  • Aug 31, 2019

    Great bedside manners he explains the procedures

  • Aug 30, 2019

    I felt all my questions and concerns were answered.

  • Aug 29, 2019

    Dr. Hullar seems like a good man. I went in his office. There was a visiting the room there. He cut the stitch, he took the stitches out. He said thank you very much, I said thank you very much. He left, I left. Thank you very much.

  • Aug 27, 2019

    He was very professional and felt I do have problems in both ears. Suggested a CT scan on both ears in a year....maybe because I just had surgery at OHSU for another issue ....and felt it could wait until then. He even took the time to look at my husbands ears when he had no appointment. I have met with him several times now and feel he is very personable and easy to talk to.

  • Aug 26, 2019

    Dr. Hullar was very pleasant. He was nice and I like him.

  • Aug 24, 2019

    Dr. Hullar was extremely compassionate. He listened to my problems. He took concerns and he actually made a decision to try something which my other two ENT's that I've talked to have just basically said, don't know can't help you. I'm so grateful to have found him and I am so blessed that he's going to at least try to help me with my problem and I'm hoping that he can figure out a solution to my ear problems right now. So look forward to working with him,great doctor sounds very personable, and so happy to have the chance to meet with him. Thank you.

  • Aug 22, 2019

    In general, the experience was OK. I received the treatment I needed, but the attending Provider (Hular) could have been more warm and personable. I was treated as the 10:15a case, rather than as a human with a story. Hular and his resident and students rushed me through. There was a sense of 'go go go, gotta move on".

  • Aug 21, 2019

    Dr Hullar was informed about my case, optimistic about solutions, and open to questions.

  • Aug 21, 2019

    Very knowledgeable

  • Aug 17, 2019

    Dr. Hullar was peremptory, dismissive, and unhelpful.

  • Aug 05, 2019

    Dr. Hullar I was very friendly and professional, got straight to the point open and I understood on extremely impressed with him. Even more impressed that after I left he took the time to go back through my chart and found something that stood out and advise me how to get that fixed and incredible doctor and I would recommend him. I would highly recommend them to anybody.

  • Aug 01, 2019

    Aside from rather long waits, everyone was very helpful & concerned.

  • Jul 27, 2019

    Timothy Hullar is the only doctor that I really trust looking at my ears. He has done two surgeries for me, and he is just awesome. Yes. He is a very good doctor.

  • Jul 22, 2019

    Oh, I'm very happy with all the service I've had up at OHSU. Thank you. I didn't pay attention enough.

  • Jul 22, 2019

    I was pleased that he was training new residents or whatever they were new ear, nose and throat physicians. So thank you Dr. Hullar and thank you for the new doctors for learning and helping us be healthy.

  • Jul 20, 2019

    I would say that my only complaint was that he seemed way too busy with his interns. We had to sit there and wait quite a bit. He didn't review my medical stuff cuz he's busy with his interns and you know, this was ... I got some good information from him, but he was in and out of the room a lot and I dealt with the interns more than him. The ... what part I did have of him I was impressed but you know I didn't have time for follow questions or you know other things were a lot of distractions because there were, you know, 3 to 4 other people in the room at times but one main intern, he was pretty cool.

  • Jul 16, 2019

    Excellent care.

  • Jul 16, 2019

    I wish my PCP was as kind as this doctor, a rare find.

  • Jul 15, 2019

    He is a great surgeon, but has limited interaction and communication skills. Is not great at sharing information or communicating with me. Often talks to interns in front of me about my medial issues that he hasn't talked to me about.

  • Jul 15, 2019

    I enjoyed my visit. Everyone was very polite and my provider was extremely knowledgeable and thorough. It with his examination and his explanations of my new diagnosis. Thank you.

  • Jul 13, 2019

    accessible to questions. thorough with answers. I didn't feel rushed.

  • Jul 11, 2019

    Dr Hullar is a very competent physician and an incredibly patient and caring provider.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Dr. Hullar is a very excellent doctor. I liked him really well.

  • Jun 27, 2019

    He was absolutely amazing very confident and knew how to make us feel comfortable. He always explains everything very well.

  • Jun 26, 2019

    He is very thorough and takes the time to explain his plan of care and thoughts about future care.