Biography & Education

"It is a great privilege for patients to entrust their care to me, so I treat all my patients with the utmost respect. My goal is to provide compassionate, high quality medical and surgical treatment in an individualized manner 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 - Plaza. 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.
Areas of expertise

Allergy Testing, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Laryngology, Moh's Reconstruction (Treatment of Skin Cancer), Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery

  • BS, Biology, University Of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 1998
  • MD, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Portland, OR, 2003
  • Internship, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, 2004
  • Residency, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, 2008
  • English

Care Locations

The Oregon Clinic-Ear, Nose & Throat Plaza
5050 NE Hoyt St.
Suite 655
Portland , OR 97213
Fax 503-231-0121
The Oregon Clinic-Ear, Nose & Throat Plaza at Mill Plain
315 SE Stone Mill Dr. Suite 220
Vancouver , WA 98684
Fax 503-231-0121