The Thyroid and Parathyroid Center Treatment Team
Our SurgeonsOur fellowship trained head and neck oncologic surgeons in the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck are not only experienced in thyroid and parathyroid surgeries but are also experts in procedures related to surgical management of thyroid cancer, such as neck dissection, tracheal resection, examining the larynx, salivary gland dysfunction and voice rehabilitation.
Maisie L Shindo, MD, FACS, Surgical Director
Dr. Maisie Shindo received her M.D. from The University of Southern California in 1984. She completed her residency training in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at The University of Southern California Los Angeles County Medical Center, and earned her Board Certification in 1989. Subsequently, she pursued fellowship training in Head and Neck Oncology at Northwestern University Hospital as well as a fellowship in Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery at Ohio State University. In 1991 she joined the faculty of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at The University of Southern California, where she gained national recognition for her work in micro-vascular head and neck reconstruction. Dr. Shindo joined our department in 2008 as Professor and as the Director of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Center, providing a full range of consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic service dedicated to patients with thyroid and parathyroid disorders. She is also the director of Head & Neck Endocrine Surgery for the Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery.
Dr. Shindo has special expertise in the multidisciplinary management of complex thyroid and parathyroid disease. She has performed pioneering work applying new strategies, including minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, performed under local anesthesia and minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy, an adaptation of the established laparoscopic procedure which provides patients the benefits of a much smaller incision, thus better cosmetic results. Dr. Shindo’s microsurgical techniques, for which she completed advanced training, coupled with her precise operative skills offers the most sophisticated care available to our patients. Dr. Maisie Shindo, has been performing primarily endocrine surgery since 1991, and has dedicated her career to the management of thyroid and parathyroid diseases. Dr. Shindo has done well over 4,000 thyroid and parathyroid surgeries, and is nationally respected as one of the top endocrine surgeons in the United States.
Ryan Li, MD
Dr. Ryan Li completed a bachelor's degree in neuroscience at Brown University, followed by his M.D. at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his surgical training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Li then completed a fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery-Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University. He is board-certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Li enthusiastically joins the faculty at Oregon Health and Science University in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. As a new member of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Center Team, he joins a collaborative mission to walk patients through personalized consultations and complete diagnostic evaluations. Following these evaluations, Dr. Li devotes his time to developing treatment plans with patients, and personally performs their surgery and postoperative care.
Dr. Li is proud to partner with Dr. Shindo as providers of the most advanced surgical techniques to treat thyroid and parathyroid conditions—techniques that provide the best cosmetic results, the most thorough control of disease, with the greatest regard for patient safety. Both Dr. Shindo and Dr. Li are highly experienced in minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, in which patients can undergo precise surgical treatment under local anesthesia and a calming brief sedation. In thyroid surgical research, the importance of receiving care at a high volume center has been shown essential to achieving the best results. Together Dr. Shindo and Dr. Li perform over 400 thyroid and parathyroid cases per year.
"We are dedicated not only to performing the best surgery for you, but also guiding you through the entire treatment experience with your well-being in mind, at all times."
James Lim, M.D., Endocrine Surgeon
Dr. Lim is a fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon specializing in thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and neuroendocrine diseases. In addition to joining the Division of Surgical Oncology, he is also joining the OHSU Thyroid and Parathyroid Center. He has advanced training in minimally invasive surgical techniques to remove the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands and neuroendocrine tumors. He is also proficient in neck ultrasound and fine needle aspiration thyroid biopsies. Dr. Lim is looking forward to working with patients and their families to provide a multidisciplinary approach to their disease.
His research interests are in the diagnosis and management of endocrine diseases and clinical outcomes. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and exploring the great Oregon outdoors.
Our EndocrinologistsOur endocrinologists provide a full range of diagnosis and treatment services to patients with thyroid and parathyroid disorders.
Dana Madison, MD, PhD, Medical Director
Dr Madison graduated with a MD and PhD (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) from the University of Connecticut in 1998. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at OHSU in 2000 and an Endocrinology fellowship at OHSU in 2003. Dr Madison is board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. Dr Madison serves as Co-Director of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Program, consulting with patients and providing a full range of diagnosis and treatment services to patients with thyroid and parathyroid disorders. His research interests are in molecular mechanisms of tumor metastasis and transcription.
Mary H Samuels, MD
Kathryn G Schuff, MD
Dr. Schuff has clinical and research interests in pituitary and thyroid neoplasms and hormone regulation. She has conducted clinical research projects designed to improve diagnostic procedures as well as treatment modalities for patients with pituitary tumors including Cushing's syndrome, pituitary hormone deficiencies and thyroid cancer. She helps direct the Thyroid Tumor Clinic, a multidisciplinary clinic staffed by endocrinologists and otolaryngologists with close interaction with OHSU's head and neck radiologist and nuclear medicine staff to provide comprehensive, coordinated care for patients with thyroid and parathyroid disease.
Our Care Team
Management of patients at the Thyroid and Parathyroid Center is also complemented by members of other specialties, such as radiology, nuclear medicine, medical oncology, pathology, laryngologists, and radiation oncology.
Matthew H Taylor, MD
Natalie Smith, LPN
Christy Marchant, RN
Stephanie Bunke - Surgery Scheduler
Nhumy Nguyen - Clinic Scheduler