Kristina W. Rosbe, MD

Head and neck surgeon

Dr. Kristina W. Rosbe is chief of UCSF's pediatric otolaryngology division and co-director of the Aerodigestive Clinic. She provides all aspects of pediatric ear, nose and throat care for a variety of conditions, including cancerous and noncancerous growths of the head and neck, voice and swallowing problems, hearing loss and breathing problems. She also works as a member of the multidisciplinary team caring for children with birthmarks, abnormalities involving blood vessels, and other conditions affecting the face, head and neck.

Rosbe's research interests include outcomes in children with vascular malformations affecting the head and neck, airway and swallowing disorders, and pediatric salivary gland disease.

Rosbe received her medical degree from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She completed a residency in otolaryngology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She then completed a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at Boston Children's Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

Rosbe belongs to the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Surgeons and International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies.

  • Hear an interview with Rosbe, who explains how enlarged adenoids and tonsils can cause sleeping and breathing disorders.

Clinics

Aerodigestive Clinic
1975 Fourth Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2757
Fax: (415) 353-2603

Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Center
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5B
San Francisco, CA 94158
Appointments: (415) 353-7823
Fax: (415) 353-7478

Craniofacial Center
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5C
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-2271
Fax: (415) 476-9513

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Greenbrae
1300 S. Eliseo Dr., Suite 204
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Phone: (415) 353-2757
Fax: (415) 353-2603

Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5C
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2757
Fax: (415) 353-2603

Sleep Disorders Center
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Appointments: (415) 353-7337
Fax: (415) 476-9278

Sleep Laboratory
1600 Divisadero St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-1957
Fax: (415) 476-9278

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

Geisel School of Medicine 1993

Residencies

UNC School of Medicine, Otolaryngology 1998

Fellowships

Boston Children's Hospital, Pediatric Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 2000

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Mamlouk MD, Zimmerman B, Mathes EF, Rosbe KW. Hearing loss in PHACE syndrome: clinical and radiologic findings. Childs Nerv Syst. 2018 May 10.
  2. Wu CM, Roth TL, Baglaenko Y, Ferri DM, Brauer P, Zuniga-Pflucker JC, Rosbe KW, Wither JE, Marson A, Allen CDC. Genetic engineering in primary human B cells with CRISPR-Cas9 ribonucleoproteins. J Immunol Methods. 2018 Mar 31.
  3. Yasen A, Herrera R, Rosbe K, Lien K, Tugizov SM. HIV internalization into oral and genital epithelial cells by endocytosis and macropinocytosis leads to viral sequestration in the vesicles. Virology. 2018 Feb; 515:92-107.
  4. Czechowicz JA, Long-Boyle JR, Rosbe KW, Mathes EF, Frieden IJ, Shimano KA. Sirolimus for management of complex vascular anomalies - A proposed dosing regimen for very young infants. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Feb; 105:48-51.
  5. Yasen A, Herrera R, Rosbe K, Lien K, Tugizov SM. Release of HIV-1 sequestered in the vesicles of oral and genital mucosal epithelial cells by epithelial-lymphocyte interaction. PLoS Pathog. 2017 Feb; 13(2):e1006247.
  6. Durr ML, Meyer AK, Kezirian EJ, Mamlouk MD, Frieden IJ, Rosbe KW. Sleep-disordered breathing in pediatric head and neck vascular malformations. Laryngoscope. 2017 Sep; 127(9):2159-2164.
  7. Cedars E, Chan D, Meyer A, Rosbe K. Response to Letter to the Editor. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 02; 93:173.
  8. Ogden MA, Rosbe KW, Chang JL. Pediatric sialendoscopy indications and outcomes. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Dec; 24(6):529-535.
  9. Cedars E, Chan D, Lao A, Hardies L, Meyer A, Rosbe K. Conversion of traditional osseointegrated bone-anchored hearing aids to the Baha® attract in four pediatric patients. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Dec; 91:37-42.
  10. Lee BH, Sarah GE, Rosbe KW, Alemi S. Pneumothorax after tracheostomy closure with successful nonsurgical management. J Clin Anesth. 2016 Jun; 31:115-8.
  11. Herrera R, Morris M, Rosbe K, Feng Z, Weinberg A, Tugizov S. Human beta-defensins 2 and -3 cointernalize with human immunodeficiency virus via heparan sulfate proteoglycans and reduce infectivity of intracellular virions in tonsil epithelial cells. Virology. 2016 Jan; 487:172-87.
  12. Alemi AS, Rosbe KW, Chan DK, Meyer AK. Airway response to sirolimus therapy for the treatment of complex pediatric lymphatic malformations. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015 Dec; 79(12):2466-9.
  13. Koo KS, Dowd CF, Mathes EF, Rosbe KW, Hoffman WY, Frieden IJ, Hess CP. MRI phenotypes of localized intravascular coagulopathy in venous malformations. Pediatr Radiol. 2015 Oct; 45(11):1690-5.
  14. Rosbe KW, Milev D, Chang JL. Effectiveness and costs of sialendoscopy in pediatric patients with salivary gland disorders. Laryngoscope. 2015 Dec; 125(12):2805-9.
  15. Huoh KC, Rosbe KW. Infantile hemangiomas of the head and neck. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2013 Aug; 60(4):937-49.
  16. Setzen G, Ferguson BJ, Han JK, Rhee JS, Cornelius RS, Froum SJ, Gillman GS, Houser SM, Krakovitz PR, Monfared A, Palmer JN, Rosbe KW, Setzen M, Patel MM. Clinical consensus statement: appropriate use of computed tomography for paranasal sinus disease. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Nov; 147(5):808-16.
  17. Durr ML, Meyer AK, Huoh KC, Frieden IJ, Rosbe KW. Airway hemangiomas in PHACE syndrome. Laryngoscope. 2012 Oct; 122(10):2323-9.
  18. Durr ML, Meyer AK, Kezirian EJ, Rosbe KW. Drug-induced sleep endoscopy in persistent pediatric sleep-disordered breathing after adenotonsillectomy. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Jul; 138(7):638-43.
  19. Huoh KC, Durr ML, Meyer AK, Rosbe KW. Comparison of imaging modalities in pediatric thyroglossal duct cysts. Laryngoscope. 2012 Jun; 122(6):1405-8.
  20. Rosbe KW, Hess CP, Dowd CF, Frieden IJ. Masseteric venous malformations: diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Dec; 143(6):779-83.

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