Oregon Health Sciences University

insititution & address
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, PV-01
Portland, OR 97239

sf match program id#
2878

fellowship director
Timothy Smith, MD, MPH
Tel: (503) 494-7413
Fax: (503) 494-4631
Email: smithtim@ohsu.edu

departmental mission statement
The Oregon Sinus Center is committed to compassionate, state-of-the-art patient care and the advancement of clinical knowledge of Rhinology, Sinus and Skull Base Surgery through research and the development of future leaders in our specialty.

The Oregon Sinus Center seeks to be an international standard in patient care, academic development and training, and research in Rhinology, Sinus and Skull Base Surgery.

Core Values
  • Patient Care - We offer a compassionate and effective approach to patient care through our expert team of professionals
  • Education - We take a collaborative approach to training and mentoring future leaders in the specialty
  • Research - We value the future of rhinology, sinus and skull base surgery, and this inspires internationally recognized research
  • Collaboration and Teamwork – Our team includes a dedicated Rhinology Physician Assistant, Full time Clinical Research Coordinator and Biostatistician, Medical Assistant, and Clinic and Surgery Scheduling Specialists who collaborate to set the standard for patient satisfaction
overview of fellowship
This one-year Fellowship provides comprehensive training in medical and surgical rhinology, sinus and skull base surgery in the setting of a tertiary academic practice. Fellows receive comprehensive surgical training in advanced techniques, including revision sinus surgery, frontal sinus surgery, orbital surgery, and endoscopic skull base and tumor surgery. Multidisciplinary surgical collaboration involving neurosurgery, oculoplastic surgery, head and neck surgery, and facial plastic surgery is emphasized. Fellows receive a faculty appointment at the instructor level and are actively engaged in all aspects of the Department’s teaching program, including resident education, grand rounds, and teaching in the clinic and operating room. Fellows carry an independent rhinology-specific clinic and surgical caseload with increasing autonomy as the year progresses. One-on-one mentoring is highly emphasized and mentored research, writing, and presentation are highlighted.

Fellows participate in the Oregon Sinus Center Allergy Program and a significant experience in allergy testing and immunotherapy is provided.

Opportunities to participate in funded clinical research and basic science/translational research programs are unparalleled and dedicated research time will be provided. The Fellowship includes salary/benefit package with medical and retirement benefits.

fellowship description
Clinical Rotations: The Fellowship is sub-specialty specific so that the Fellow is involved with all clinical sites where Rhinology, Sinus and Skull Base Surgery is performed.

Weekly Schedule: The Fellow will be responsible for patient care in clinic and OR with the Fellowship Director on a weekly basis. The Fellow will run an independent one-half day clinic, concurrent with the Fellowship Director’s clinic, where independent surgical cases will be booked.

Research Responsibilities: The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in funded research programs (clinical and basic/translational), and will be encouraged to present research at national meetings. Travel and meetings are sponsored by the Department of Otolaryngology with Fellowship Director approval. Research goals are tailored to the individual Fellow’s interests and goals.

Diversity of Cases: The fellow will gain experience through a broad variety of surgical cases with an emphasis on multidisciplinary cases. Fellows will typically finish with over 350 cases, in addition to receiving training in otolaryngic allergy. Surgical training goals are tailored to the individual Fellow’s interests and goals.

Call Schedule: Fellow will participate in mentored Faculty call with the Fellowship Director approximately 4 weeks per year.

Additional Information: This fellowship offers salary/benefit package, including faculty level medical and retirement benefits.

current and past fellows
2016-2017 Naweed Chowdhury University Kansas
2015-2016 Joshua Levy Assistant Professor, Emory University
2014-2015 Toby Steele Assistant Professor University California Davis
2013-2014 Adam Deconde Assistant Professor University California San Diego
2012-2013 Jeremiah Alt, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, University of Utah
2011-2012 John Clinger, MD, Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University
2010-2011 Luke Rudmik, MD Associate Professor, University of Calgary
2009-2010 Naveen Bhandarkar, MD Asst. Professor, UC Irvine
2008-2009 Ayesha Khalid, MD Instructor, Harvard Medical School
2007-2008 Nathan Sautter, MD Assistant Professor, OHSU.
2006-2007 David Poetker, MD Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin

requirements for appointment
Applicants must be board eligible/board certified and satisfy requirements for Oregon Medical Licensure.

Applicants must have strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Applicants must also excel working as a part of a collaborative and dynamic team. Additionally, strong presentation and leadership skills are preferred.

application information
Please submit required materials through SF Match.
Interviews will be conducted in Winter-Spring in accordance with the Rhinology SF Match Program.

application deadline
February 1

contact information
Timothy L. Smith, MD, MPH, FACS
Professor and Fellowship Director
Oregon Health & Science University
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, PV-01
Portland, OR 97201
Tel: (503) 494-7413
smithtim@ohsu.edu

Revised 03/07/2016