Frank Warren, MD

Areas of Focus: 
Otology & Neurotology
Cochlear Implantation
Implantable Hearing Devices (Ponto, Baha, Bonebridge)
Tympanoplasty (Eardrum Repair)
Surgery for Surfer’s Ear

About Me

In my practice, I seek to use the skills that I have developed through my training and years of clinical experience to help my patients. Listening to patients in order to address their concerns is an important component of this process, as this communication allows an appropriate course of treatment for them that will fit their priorities.

- Frank Warren, MD

Dr. Warren received his undergraduate degree from Tufts University. He graduated from Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine. He completed his internship in general surgery and residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at OHSU. He went on to complete a fellowship in Neurotology at the Otology Group of Vanderbilt. Following his fellowship, he joined on the faculty at University of Utah from 2006 though 2010. He then moved to Oregon Health and Science University from 2010 through 2014. Dr. Warren is a co-investigator on an NIH funded grant program investigating a method for atraumatic cochlear implantation. He now focuses on disorders of the ear, skull base surgery and cochlear implants at The Oregon Clinic Westside Ear, Nose & Throat.

My Work

Office Locations: 
Hospitals Served: 
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Providence Portland Medical Center
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Areas of Focus: 
Otology & Neurotology
Cochlear Implantation
Implantable Hearing Devices (Ponto, Baha, Bonebridge)
Tympanoplasty (Eardrum Repair)
Surgery for Surfer’s Ear
Cholesteatoma Surgery
Acoustic Neuroma
Skull Base Surgery
Facial Nerve Disorders
Stapes Surgery

Education & Honors

Board Certification: 
  • Otolaryngology
  • Neurotology
Education & Training: 
  • Fellowship, Neurotology, Vanderbilt University Medical Canter, Nashville, TN, 2006
  • Residency, Otolaryngology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2004
  • Internship, Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2000
  • MD, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 1999
  • BS, Biology, Tufts University, Medford, MA, 1992
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors", 2021
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1998
  • Graduated Cum Laude, Oregon Health & Science University, 1999
  • Shelton C, Warren FM. Minimal access cochlear implant fixation: temporalis pocket with a plate. Otol Neurotol. 2012 Dec;33(9):1530-4.
  • Clark JR, Leon L, Warren FM, and Abbott JJ. Magnetic Guidance of Cochlear Implants: Proof-of-Concept and Initial Feasibility Study. J. Medical Devices, 6(035002):1-8, 2012.
  • Warren FM 3rd, McCool RR, Hunt JO, Hu N, Ng PP, Buchmann LP, Shelton C.Preoperative embolization of the inferior petrosal sinus in surgery for glomus jugulare tumors. Otol Neurotol. 2011 Dec;32(9):1538-41
  • Warren FM, Wiggins RH, Pitt C, Harnsberger HR, Shelton C. Apparent Cochlear Nerve Aplasia: To Implant or Not to Implant? Otol Neurotol. 2010 Sep;31(7):1088-94.
  • Warren FM, Shelton C, Wiggins III RH, Herrod C, Harnsberger HR. Imaging Characteristics of Metastatic Lesions to the Cerebellopontine Angle. Otol Neurotol, 29(6), 835-838.
  • Warren FM, Riggs S, Wiggins RH. Computed Tomographic Imaging of Stapes Implants. Otol Neurotol, 29(5), 586-92.
  • Bennett ML, Jackson CG, Kaufmann R, Warren F. Postoperative imaging of vestibular schwannomas. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 138(5), 667-671.
  • Warren FM, Bennett ML, Wiggins RH 3rd, Saltzman KL, Blevins KS, Shelton C, Harnsberger HR. Congenital cholesteatoma of the mastoid temporal bone. Laryngoscope, 117(8), 1389-94.
  • Kaylie DM, Wittkopf JE, Coppit G, Warren FM 3rd, Netterville JL, Jackson CG. Revision lateral skull base surgery. Otol Neurotol, 27(2), 225-33.
  • Warren FM 3rd, Kaylie DM, Aulino JM, Jackson CG, Weissman JL. Post-operative magnetic resonance appearance of the inner ear after hearing-preservation surgery. Otol Neurotol, 27(3), 393-7.
Other Activities: 
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, OHSU, Portland, OR, 2010-2014
  • Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Hearing Aid Subcommittee
  • Member, Utah Academy of Otolaryngology
  • Member, American Neurotology Society
  • Fellow, American Neurotological Society
  • Assistant Professor, University of Utah Division of Otolaryngology, 2006-2010
  • Co-investigator in NIH RO1 Magnetic guidance of cochlear implant electrode insertion


I was referred to Dr. Warren for an issue that he specializes in. He saw me within a few days even though he has a very busy schedule. He immediately had me see a neurosurgeon who he works with and, together they took care of my problem. He even came to see me in the hospital on his week off, meant a great deal to me. He is an excellent physician, and I would recommend him to anyone. He knows his stuff!! His staff are also extremely caring, all good people. Thank you for my great care!