Timothy L. SmithM.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.

  • Vice Chair of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Chief Director of Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery
  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery, School of Medicine
  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine
  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Otology/Neurotology/Skull Base Surgery, School of Medicine

Expertise

  • Allergy and immunology
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)

Special focus on

  • Minimally Invasive Skull Base Surgery
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Revision Surgery

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Biography

Timothy L. Smith, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S. is Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon where he also serves as Director of the Oregon Sinus Center, Chief of Rhinology and Sinus-Skull Base Surgery, and Director of Clinical Research. Dr. Smith is actively involved in clinical practice and research and serves as the Principal Investigator of the first multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary study of outcomes of sinus surgery funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Smith has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and other scientific publications and has mentored numerous faculty, fellows, residents, and post-graduate students who have substantially advanced the field of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Dr. Smith is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Triological Society and the American Rhinologic Society. He has been honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Dr. Maurice Cottle Honor Award for distinguished research from the American Rhinologic Society. He is the first American Rhinologist/Sinus Surgeon to be elected to the Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum (CORLAS).

Dr. Smith is a Past President of the American Rhinologic Society and has been elected to the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and to the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief Elect of the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology and has served as an Associate Editor of JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and has served on the editorial boards of several other journals.

Dr. Smith’s clinical practice is limited to rhinology/nasal and sinus disorders and surgery and includes:

Multi-disciplinary Nasal Obstruction Clinic

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Computer Guided Sinus Surgery (CAT Scan/Computer-assisted)

Polyps and Recurrent Polyps

Sinusitis and Recurrent Sinusitis

Revision (Re-do) Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Fungal Sinusitis

Laser Surgery

Education

  • M.D., 1991, University of Cincinnati
  • Internship:

    • Surgery; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Residency:

    • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Fellowship:

    • Rhinology and Sinus Surgery
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Otolaryngology, 1997

Memberships and associations

  • Director, American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Board of Directors, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow, Triological Society
  • Fellow, American Rhinologic Society
  • Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum (CORLAS)
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

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4.8 out of 5 (551 Ratings, 214 Comments)

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