Smell and Taste Center

(615) 322-6180

The Smell and Taste Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a leading destination for people with smell and taste disorders. We evaluate you to learn how extensive your disorder is and to rule out any underlying medical conditions that could be affecting your senses of smell and taste.

Our team provides you with experienced, compassionate care to ensure that you receive the support you need.

Smell and Taste Center: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Innovative research. At Vanderbilt, our team constantly engages in research to learn more about your condition. Our specialists are exploring new approaches to care for smell and taste disorders, so we can offer you more advanced care options.
  • Robust clinical trials program. We enroll many of our patients in clinical trials, allowing them to receive sophisticated care they might not get anywhere else. Vanderbilt’s Smell and Taste Center is home to a wide array of clinical trials directed by our own researchers.
  • Customized treatment. We care about your quality of life. Our team will work with you to determine the best care options to address your unique smell or taste needs.
  • Experienced specialists. Our doctors have received advanced training and experience in caring for the unique needs related to your loss of smell or taste. Often, patients come to us for a second opinion on a diagnosis or care plan.

Conditions We Treat

  • Loss of smell
  • Loss of taste

Treatments We Offer

  • Counseling
  • Olfactory training
  • Clinical trials



(615) 322-6180
John S. Odess Clinic for Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Medical Center East, South Tower
1215 21st Ave., Seventh floor
Nashville, TN 37232

Smell and Taste Center Care Team

For Referring Physicians

To refer a patient to the Vanderbilt Smell and Taste Center, call (615) 322-6180.

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