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 Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Surgeons and International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies.

  • 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.

Clinics I work with

Birthmarks & Vascular Anomalies Center

Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building

1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5B
San Francisco, CA 94158

My reviews


Overall Experience
116 Reviews
Dr. Rosbe is an exceptional doctor and surgeon but, more importantly, she is kind, compassionate, and and exceptional listener. She seems to be exceptionally mindful that she is treating children, and that parents are at their most vulnerable; her calm confidence is very reassuring. I'm so pleased with the care she has provided our son!
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
115 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
115 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
116 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
114 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
230 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
0 Review