Bobak Ghaheri, MD
The dialogue that occurs between patients and their doctor is crucial in their understanding of what is normal and abnormal. I pride myself in being able to communicate what needs to happen to address the reason for the patient's visit. I am able to do so in a pragmatic, but often light-hearted, manner to give patients as much information as possible so they can make informed decisions about their health.
Dr. Ghaheri graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, OH. He later completed his internship in general surgery and his residency training in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). He brings The Oregon Clinic Ear, Nose & Throat - East several honors and awards, including his induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Golden Key National Honor Society. He is a member of several organizations and associations, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, and the Oregon Medical Association.
Dr. Ghaheri is one of the only physicians on the West Coast offering laser treatment for tongue-tied babies. If a baby is tongue-tied, it can be difficult for the baby to breastfeed. Dr. Ghaheri’s in-office treatment releases the tie, allowing the baby to latch properly.
- Residency, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2007
- Internship, General Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2003
- MD, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, 2002
- BA, Spanish and Anthropology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1998
- Presidential Scholarship, The Ohio State University, 1994-1998
- Dean’s List, 1994-1998
- Alpha Lambda Delta/Phi Eta Sigma, 1995
- Golden Key National Honor Society, 1997
- Phi Beta Kappa, 1998
- Summa Cum Laude, 1998
- Alpha Omega Alpha, 2002
- International Association of Tongue-Tie Professionals
- Member, American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
- Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
- Member, Oregon Medical Association
- Member, Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
- Breastfeeding Should Not Be Painful
- The Myths About Painful Breastfeeding
- Breastfeeding Difficulty and Family Support
- How to Examine a Baby for Tongue Tie or Lip Tie
- Diagnosing Tongue Tie in a Baby is Not a Fad
- Not All Breastfeeding Problems are Caused by Tongue Tie
- Weight Gain is Not the Only Marker of Successful Breastfeeding
- A Breastfeeding Mom's Symptoms Are as Important as the Baby's
- How Tongue Tie Affects Breastfeeding Mechanics
- How Does an Upper Lip Tie Affect Breastfeeding
- Tongue Tie Procedures Don't Need General Anesthesia
- It Takes a Team to Improve Breastfeeding After a Tongue Tie Procedure
- Rethinking Tongue Tie Anatomy: Anterior vs Posterior is Irrelevant
- How to Choose Your Provider: Does Laser vs Scissors Matter?
- The Evidence Supports Treating Tongue Tie for Breastfeeding Problems
- The Difference Between a Lip Tie and Normal Labial Frenulum
- Breastfeeding Problems Can Affect the Emotional Health of Mom and Baby
- Tongue Tie vs Lip Tie: Which is More to Blame?