Sinus and Skull Base Surgeon

University of Alberta


Dr. Thamboo completed his MD and otolaryngology residency at the University of British Columbia (UBC). After completing a two-year fellowship in Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery at Stanford University under Drs. Hwang, Nayak and Patel, he was recruited back to the University of British Columbia to help lead the Rhinology Division at UBC.  Dr. Thamboo has a basic science lab specializing in personalized medicine for chronic sinus disease and number of clinical research interests that include sinonasal tumors, novel topic therapies and innovative medical devices. As the research director of St. Paul’s Sinus Centre, he has received a number of competitive research grants and over 50 publications. He also has a strong interest in teaching and trains residents and future academic leaders in rhinology through the UBC fellowship in Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery. He has been invited to speak at national and international courses related to sinus and skull base surgery.  Dr. Thamboo also holds a number of leadership positions within the Division of Otolaryngology at UBC and serves on a number of national and international committees.