Dr. Varela completed his training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina in 2004. His undergraduate and medical degrees were both completed at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Varela is board certified in both otolaryngology and sleep medicine and is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. He has practiced in the Portland metro area since 2004 and founded Northwest ENT and Allergy in 2007 to provide easily accessible, community-based ear, nose, throat and allergy care for the entire family.
Dr. Varela enjoys seeing a wide variety of general otolaryngology problems, and his particular interests are pediatric and adult allergy, sinus, sleep and thyroid disorders. His office is equipped for a full range of inhalant and food allergy testing, sleep evaluation, head and neck ultrasound, endoscopic evaluation of sinus, swallowing and speech disorders. Office-based procedures for snoring and nasal blockage are also available.
Dr. Varela strives to provide an office setting that is comfortable and relaxed. Generous appointment times ensure that each new patient receives a thorough evaluation without feeling rushed or pressured.