Oregon Sinus Center
Oregon Health & Science University
3303 SW Bond Ave. Mail Code CH5E
Portland, OR 97239




Timothy Smith, MD, MPH, FACS
Tel: (503) 494-7413
Fax: (503) 494-4631
Email: [email protected]


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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 clinical care, academic development, 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


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, surgery for sinonasal malignancies and both endosopic and open skull base surgery. Multidisciplinary surgical collaboration involving neurosurgery, oculoplastic 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.

The primary faculty includes Drs. Smith, Detwiller, and Geltzeiler. Dr. Smith has a broad clinical practice and oversees clinical research. Dr. Detwiller has a broad clinical practice that includes the VA and she has special interest in office based rhinology and otolaryngic allergy programs which she oversees. Dr. Geltzeiler completed fellowship training in both advanced cranial base surgery and advanced head & neck oncologic surgery. He therefore focuses on that aspect of our program.

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


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 involved in patient care in clinic and OR with the Rhinology faculty.  The Fellow will run an independent one-half day clinic, where independent surgical cases will be booked.

Research Responsibilities:

The fellow will have broad 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. Surgical training goals are tailored to the individual Fellow’s interests and goals.

2021-2022 Fellow's Case Log

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.


2018-2019 Andrew Thomas
2017-2018 Dan Beswick, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado
2016-2017 Naweed Chowdhury, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University
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 Associate 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


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.


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


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
[email protected]

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