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“It is a great privilege for patients to entrust me with their care, so I treat them all with the utmost respect. My goal is to provide compassionate, high quality, and individualized treatment that allows patients to be part of the decision-making process.”

Dr. Rufener graduated from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and later completed his internship and residency at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI. Dr. Rufener currently focuses on Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Laryngology and Thyroid & Parathyroid surgery at The Oregon Clinic Ear, Nose & Throat Northeast.

Dr. Rufener has been awarded the Richard D. Nichols Research Award and has been inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is also a member of The American Academy of Otolaryngology, The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Medical Association.

Other Activities

Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Member, American Medical Association

Member, American Rhinologic Society

Member, The Triologic Society


Residency, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, 2008

Internship, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, 2004

MD, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2003

BS, Biology, University Of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 1998




Alpha Omega Alpha

Magna Cum Laude, University of Oregon, 1998

Magna Cum Laude, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), 2003

Richard D. Nichols Research Award, 2008