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Smell and Taste Center

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 Loss in COVID-19

New loss of smell and taste is a common symptom of COVID-19. Learn more about this topic and how the Vanderbilt Smell and Taste Center can help. 

Conditions We Treat

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    Loss of smell
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    Loss of taste

Meet Your Care Team

Justin H. Turner
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4.7

Justin H. TurnerMD, PhD

    Adult Rhinitis, Adult Sinusitis, Allergy / Immunology, CSF Leak Repair, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Nose and Sinus Conditions, Otolaryngology
Rakesh K. Chandra
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4.8

Rakesh K. ChandraMMHC, MD

    Adult Rhinitis, Adult Sinusitis, Allergy / Immunology, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Nose and Sinus Conditions, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Surgery
Naweed I. Chowdhury
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4.8

Naweed I. ChowdhuryMD

    ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Nose and Sinus Conditions, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Surgery, Skull Base Conditions, Skull Base Surgery
Paul T. Russell
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4.7

Paul T. RussellIII, MD

    Adult Rhinitis, Adult Sinusitis, Allergy / Immunology, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Nose and Sinus Conditions, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Timothy H. Trone
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4.6

Timothy H. TroneMD

    Adult Ear, Nose, and Throat Conditions, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Nose and Sinus Conditions, Otolaryngology
Sarah H. Taylor

Sarah H. TaylorAPRN, MSN, FNP-C

    Adult Rhinitis, Adult Sinusitis, Allergy / Immunology, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Nose and Sinus Conditions, Otolaryngology

Why Choose Smell and Taste Center at Vanderbilt

  • Innovation

    Our researchers are dedicated to developing new and more effective approaches to care. We not only apply the latest research, but also pioneer some of the latest innovations. You may have access to treatments before they are widely available.

  • Clinical trials

    As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to some of the most promising new approaches being tested in clinical trials. Find a clinical trial

  • Personalized care

    We tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique needs and health goals. We help you navigate your treatment options to ensure that you receive the best possible care.

  • Specialized care

    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.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

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    Counseling and advice
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    Olfactory training

Location

1215 21st Ave. S., Floors 6-10
Nashville, TN 37232