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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
    133 Ratings
    About our process
    Jun 02, 2023
    Great well done good communication
    Mar 28, 2023
    Dr. Rosbe was kind, patient and caring. She listened to my daughter's history carefully and treated both us and my daughter with respect and explained the situation and treatment options clearly. She is really awesome.
    Mar 21, 2023
    I really liked how they treated my daughter.
    Feb 15, 2023
    All positive.
    Feb 14, 2023
    Very pleased
    Jan 24, 2023
    Dr. Rosbe is an excellent doctor. She explains well, and treats you with great professionalism.
    Jan 24, 2023
    Dr. Rosbee was amazing she listened to concerns and addressed all questions.
    Jan 24, 2023
    Everyone friendly and proceeded efficiently. Answered questions clearly and completely. Felt comfortable in office.
    Nov 22, 2022
    We love dr Rosbe !
    Nov 08, 2022
    She was great.
    Nov 04, 2022
    The team was very thorough, engaged, and involved and I have confidence in the future treatments. It was a very quick experience and I appreciate it.
    Oct 05, 2022
    Dr. Rosbe was great! We had so much confidence in her.
    Jun 02, 2022
    Everyone is very good ?
    Apr 21, 2022
    Everything went according to plan and morning traffic even was accommodating.
    Apr 21, 2022
    UCSF is our go-to for pediatric specialties. The quality of care is always consistent.
    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.