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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.

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    121 Ratings
    About our process
    Mar 30, 2022
    Very good kind people God bless you
    Feb 16, 2022
    Oct 13, 2021
    When you arrive they attend kindly, when you need someone to translate for you they also help you, the good thing there are also people who speak in Spanish to be able to communicate well, gratefully also with medical personnel, and nurses with some beautiful people, and well it seemed to me very well. I give it to them for a lot for all the care, both my son and me, and thank you very much.
    Apr 02, 2021
    My child has been seen by many providers not only one. They provide the best treatment options.
    Mar 10, 2021
    overall it was pleasant
    Mar 03, 2021
    There were some communication issues that should be fixed. we where not notified when our son was out of surgery and he woke up alone and confused and crying. There were some issues with pain management. There was issues with food restrictions, There where food allergies listed that our son did not have and made feeding him difficult, I usually had to leave the hospital to get him food to eat. We were told several times the restrictions were being removed, but they never were.
    Feb 03, 2021
    A very positive experience at this office.
    Feb 03, 2021
    I wish I can make Marin health Heath part of my medical group through Anthem
    Dec 03, 2020
    The front staff at check in and even at the check out desk is very dismissive and act as if the patient/parent is bothering them, the tone they speak to the patients is not okay, they are not patient or empathetic. They have nobody upfront who speaks Spanish, not for myself but I witnessed a family before me that didn't speak English well and it was not handled well by the staff.
    Oct 14, 2020
    Very efficient, no wait in the waiting room. Very respectful of everyone's time.
    Oct 01, 2020
    Answered all my concerns .
    Sep 09, 2020
    Thank you!
    Jul 22, 2020
    We were SOOO impressed to the entire experience at this medical facility. I made a joke that I would go back for pleasure since it was such a wonderful experience! Very friendly staff, incredibly clean and every appt was on time or we were called ahead of time if it was delayed. A++++++ and thank you for creating such a beautiful experience.
    Jul 08, 2020
    We felt safe, secure. From the minute we walked into the building, everyone was kind, helping us find our way to get where we needed and everybody was awesome from beginning to end.