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Andrew Thamboo

Clin Assistant Professor


Dr. Andrew Thamboo completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at University of British Columbia (UBC). He stayed at UBC for his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. During this time, he obtained a degree in Masters in Health Sciences concentrating on study design and epidemiology. He spent time training under Drs. Amin Javer and Arif Janjua in Rhinology as a resident. He was awarded the Dr. I.B. Holubitsky Memorial Award for demonstrating the highest of surgical excellence at UBC. Dr. Thamboo got accepted to the most coveted Rhinology and Skull Base Fellowship at Stanford University. He trained under Drs. Peter Hwang, Jayakar Nayak and Zara Patel, and after spending a few years at Stanford, he was recruited back to the UBC. Dr. Thamboo medically and surgically manages chronic sinusitis and sinonasal tumors at St. Paul’s Sinus Centre and at Surrey Memorial Hospital. He also has a cross appointment with Vancouver General Hospital and Royal Columbian Hospital performing skull base procedures with the Neurosurgery team. Dr. Thamboo is also a recipient of the Michael Smith Foundation Health Investigator Award.

In addition to being a Principal Investigator at the HLI, Dr. Thamboo is also the Research Director of the St. Paul’s Sinus Centre

Education & Training

  • BSc, University of British Columbia (2005)
  • MD, University of British Columbia (2009)
  • MHSc, University of British Columbia (2013)
  • FRCSC, University of British Columbia (2015)
  • Rhinology and Skull Base Fellowship, Stanford University (2017)

Area of Interest

Dr. Thamboo’s research interests span the areas of unified airway hypothesis, upper airway physiology, office based rhinology, personalized medicine, and outcomes research. Specifically, he is interested in understanding the connection between the upper and lower airways as well as the extent of surgery required for non-diseases sinus tissues.