The Department of Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery (Ear, Nose, and Throat) at OHSU is committed to deliver the best possible care to all of our patients, and to expand our knowledge through research and education. As a service to our patients, we offer a full range of medical care options, state-of-the-art technologies and expert doctors and staff.  As part of our commitment to the best care possible, we provide education to medical students, residents and fellows (doctors in training), and practicing physicians, and offer educational information and seminars to our patients as well.

Our specialists and physicians treat a wide variety of ear, nose, and throat-related disorders, such as hoarseness, hearing loss, sore throats, snoring and sinus problems, and cancer of the head and neck region. 

By combining compassionate care with specialized treatment options and the most current education and technology, we create a caring and healing environment for both children and adults.

Alfred Nuttall, PhD Appointed First Jack Vernon Endowed Professorship


Congratulations to Dr Nuttall for being appointed the first OHSU Jack Vernon Endowed Professorship in Hearing Research!  This title carries with it the recognition of leadership and achievement in hearing research.  Dr Nuttall has been the Director of the Oregon Hearing Research Center since 1996 and has helped to grow the center to international prominence.

Peter G. Barr-Gillespie, Ph.D., appointed associate vice president for basic research

Peter Barr-Gillespie, professor of Otolaryngology in the School of Medicine and senior scientist at the Vollum Institute, has been appointed associate vice president for basic research, a position that advises the senior vice president for research and serves as a liaison to the OHSU research community. Dr. Barr-Gillespie will also serve on the new Research Strategic Advisory Council and chair the OHSU Research Oversight Committee (formerly the OHSU Research Council).

Otolaryngology Grand Rounds Schedule

Full Detailed Schedule

Monday, April 28, 2014

7:00-8:00am -Ethics Grand Rounds

Berklee Robins, MD, Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
David Barnard, PhD, JD, Professor, Center for Ethics in Health Care
Kara Detwiller, MD, Resident Physician, Otolaryngology

8:00-9:00am - Rhinology Fellow Talk
Adam DeConde, MD
Rhinology, Sinus and Skull Base Surgery Fellow
Oregon Sinus Center
Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery

News and events

New Public Service Announcement (PSA) "Chirp the News" highlighting the work that the Hearing Health Foundation is funding to cure hearing loss and tinnitus features researchers from OHSU.


Xiao Rui Shi, MD, PhD's research makes the news!

Science World Report "Scientist Discover Compound to Prevent Noise-Related Hearing Loss",  Science Daily, "Now Hear This: Scientists Discover Compound to Prevent Noise-Related Hearing Loss", and EurekAlert! all released articles highlighting her research.

OHSU Ranks among nation's "Best Hospitals"    U.S. News & World Report released its Best Hospitals 2012-13 rankings and ENT ranks among the top 25 in the nation, moving up to 24 from 35.  OHSU ranks No. 1 in Oregon and the Portland-metro area.

Otolaryngology at OHSU ranks number 2 in NIH Research funding again for 2013   Alfred Nuttall, Dennis Trune, Peter Gillespie-Barr, Peter Steyger, Laurence Trussell, Xiao-Rui Shi, and Timothy Smith are all among the top 50 NIH Funded PI's.