Rhinology, Sinus, and Skull Base Surgery 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 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.


For more information on the OHSU Rhinology, Sinus, and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship, please click on the link for a pdf brochure.  

Current Fellow

William Thomas, MD
Dr. Andrew Thomas is from Seattle, Washington, and completed undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Portland, Oregon at Lewis &Clark College. He then returned to Seattle where he completed his M.D., as well as a year-long research fellowship focused on designing novel therapeutics for hearing loss, at the University of Washington. He completed Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency at the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, before returning to Portland for fellowship. He has maintained a research focus on innovation and discovery of novel therapeutics throughout his academic career, and is now applying this interest to the field of Rhinology. He is also interested in outcomes and cost research in the field of Otolaryngology to improve the quality and value of existing treatments for patients. He enjoys traveling, snowboarding, the outdoors, and cooking.

Past Fellows

Graduates of the Rhinology, Sinus, and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship at OHSU have gone on to be recognized as experts in this field. 

See a list of previous fellows

Program Director

Timothy L. Smith, M.D., MPH 
Professor & Fellowship Director
Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 
Oregon Health &Science University 
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd., PV-01 
Portland, OR