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Kristina W. Rosbe


Head and neck surgeon
Dog-lover, British mysteries enthusiast, and mother of two

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 College of Surgeons and International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

  • 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

  • Board Certifications

    Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology

  • Academic Title


I am grateful to be part of an institution whose mission is providing the best research-driven, collaborative and patient-centered care to children.

Where I see patients (6)

    Fetal surgery firsts

    The first open fetal surgery in the world was performed at UCSF in the early 1980s.