Commonly asked questions for an Otolaryngologist,Dr. Karen Fong.
Dr. Karen Fong specializes in advanced care for complex disorders of the nose, paranasal sinuses and skull base.
Dr. Fong completed her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, where she received a dual B.S. and M.S. in Biological Sciences. She received her M.D. degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. She went on to complete her residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, IL. Following the completion of residency, Dr. Fong spent two years as an NIH post-doctoral research fellow,studying the effects of steroids on olfaction.
After completing her residency and post-doctoral research fellowship, Dr. Fong joined the full-time faculty at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland Oregon as a member of the Oregon Sinus Center.
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