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 (535 Ratings, 158 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 (535 Ratings, 158 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

  • 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 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.