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Kristina Rosbe, MD

Title(s)Professor, Otolaryngology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-353-2757
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    DarmouthM.D.1993School of Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2019Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    Marin Magazine 2010  - 2016Top Doctors
    Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, University of California, San Francisco2012Francis A. Sooy, M.D. Award for Clinical Excellence in Teaching
    - Triological Western Section Shirley Baron 2012Resident Research Award (Faculty Mentor)
    University of California, San Francisco2002UCSF School of Medicine Teaching Scholar
    American Academy of OHNS2002Daiichi Clinical Scholar in Evidence Based Medical Research
    Dartmouth Medical School1992Alpha Omega Alpha

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    Kristina W. Rosbe, MD is a Clinical Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology – Head and Neck (OHNS) and Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Rosbe received her medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School. She completed her general surgery internship and an Otolaryngology residency at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a Pediatric OHNS fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology and Co-Director of the Aerodigestive Clinic. She is also part of the multidisciplinary team caring for children in the Birthmark and Vascular Anomalies Clinic and Craniofacial Clinic.

    As a pediatric ENT specialist, Dr. Rosbe provides specialized care around the Bay Area: UCSF Greenbrae Clinic in Marin County and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco. At these locations, she treats a variety of conditions including benign and malignant growths of the head and neck, voice and swallowing problems, hearing loss, sinus disease and breathing problems. Dr. Rosbe’s clinical practice includes all aspects of pediatric care of the ears, nose, and throat. She partners with other pediatric specialists to provide multidisciplinary state-of-the-art, highest quality, safe, patient and family-centered care in the Bay Area.

    Dr. 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.

    She is Chair of the Section on Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery of the American Academy of Pediatrics where she plays a critical role in health advocacy for children, review of clinical practice guidelines and education of pediatricians on topics relevant to children with conditions of the ear, nose & throat.

    Specialty:
    Pediatric Otolaryngology

    Expertise:
    Diagnosis and management of stridor and other airway problems in children, benign and malignant pediatric neck masses, pediatric sleep apnea, pediatric sinus disease including polyps, chronic otitis media and pediatric hearing loss, and tongue tie

    Research Interests:
    Outcomes in children with vascular malformations affecting the head and neck, airway and swallowing disorders, and pediatric salivary gland disease

    Education and Training:
    • Medical School: Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH
    • Internship: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC – General Surgery
    • Residency: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC – Otolaryngology
    • Fellowship: Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA – Pediatric Otolaryngology
    • National Board of Medical Examiners Certification
    • Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology
    • Medical License, State of California

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    1. Lien K, Mayer W, Herrera R, Rosbe K, Tugizov SM. HIV-1 proteins gp120 and tat induce the epithelial-mesenchymal transition in oral and genital mucosal epithelial cells. PLoS One. 2019; 14(12):e0226343. PMID: 31869348.
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    2. Chan KH, Dinwiddie JK, Ahuja GS, Bennett EC, Brigger MT, Chi DH, Choo DI, Cunningham MJ, Elluru RG, Giannoni CM, Goudy SL, Koempel JA, MacArthur CJ, Malone B, Messner AH, Mitchell RB, Park AH, Richter GT, Rosbe KW, Shah UK, Sie KCY, Smith RJ, Sulman CG, Thompson JW, Thorne MC, Wei JL, Wetmore RF, White DR, Zalzal GH, Schoem SR. Advanced practice providers and children's hospital-based pediatric otolarynology practices. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Feb; 129:109770. PMID: 31733596.
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    3. David AP, Xu MJ, Rosbe KW, Meyer AK, Gesthalter YB, Chan DK. Cryoprobe retrieval of an airway foreign body: A case report and literature review. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2019 Oct; 125:79-81. PMID: 31271971.
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    4. Mamlouk MD, Zimmerman B, Mathes EF, Rosbe KW. Hearing loss in PHACE syndrome: clinical and radiologic findings. Childs Nerv Syst. 2018 09; 34(9):1717-1724. PMID: 29748705.
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    5. 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 06; 457:33-40. PMID: 29614266.
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    6. David Conrad, Kristina Rosbe. Chapter 8 Evidence-Based Practice Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Evidence-Based Clinical Practice in Otolaryngology. 2018 Jan 1; 83-91.
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    7. 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 02; 515:92-107. PMID: 29277006.
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    8. Kristina W. Rosbe. Pediatric Sialendoscopy and Its Role in Pediatric Salivary Gland Disease. Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports. 2017 Dec 1; 5(4):235-239.
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    9. 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. PMID: 29447818.
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    10. 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 02; 13(2):e1006247. PMID: 28241053.
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    11. Durr ML, Meyer AK, Kezirian EJ, Mamlouk MD, Frieden IJ, Rosbe KW. Sleep-disordered breathing in pediatric head and neck vascular malformations. Laryngoscope. 2017 09; 127(9):2159-2164. PMID: 28092114.
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    12. Cedars E, Chan D, Meyer A, Rosbe K. Response to Letter to the Editor. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 02; 93:173. PMID: 28081872.
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    13. Ogden MA, Rosbe KW, Chang JL. Pediatric sialendoscopy indications and outcomes. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Dec; 24(6):529-535. PMID: 27636984.
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    14. 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. PMID: 27863639.
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    15. Park JS, Chan DK, Parikh SR, Meyer AK, Rosbe KW. Surgical outcomes and sleep endoscopy for children with sleep-disordered breathing and hypotonia. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Nov; 90:99-106. PMID: 27729162.
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    16. Lee BH, Sarah GE, Rosbe KW, Alemi S. Pneumothorax after tracheostomy closure with successful nonsurgical management. J Clin Anesth. 2016 Jun; 31:115-8. PMID: 27185690.
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    17. Megha Parekh, Kristina Rosbe. Cystic Fibrosis-Related Rhinosinusitis. Sataloff\u0027s Comprehensive Textbook of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery (Pediatric Otolaryngology) - Volume 6. 2016 Jan 1; 343-343.
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    18. 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. PMID: 26539799.
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    19. 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. PMID: 26549380.
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    20. 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. PMID: 26143286.
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    21. 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. PMID: 26010768.
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    22. Mamlouk MD, Rosbe KW, Glastonbury CM. Paediatric parotid neoplasms: a 10 year retrospective imaging and pathology review of these rare tumours. Clin Radiol. 2015 Mar; 70(3):270-7. PMID: 25515793.
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    23. Huoh KC, Rosbe KW. Infantile hemangiomas of the head and neck. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2013 Aug; 60(4):937-49. PMID: 23905829.
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    24. 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. PMID: 23054429.
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    25. Durr ML, Meyer AK, Huoh KC, Frieden IJ, Rosbe KW. Airway hemangiomas in PHACE syndrome. Laryngoscope. 2012 Oct; 122(10):2323-9. PMID: 22865344.
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    26. 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. PMID: 22801887.
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    27. Kristina Rosbe, Erin Mathes, Adena Rosenblatt. Infantile hemangiomas: from pathogenesis to clinical features. Research and Reports in Neonatology. 2012 Jun 1; Volume 2:55-64.
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    28. Huoh KC, Durr ML, Meyer AK, Rosbe KW. Comparison of imaging modalities in pediatric thyroglossal duct cysts. Laryngoscope. 2012 Jun; 122(6):1405-8. PMID: 22460362.
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    29. Megan L. Durr, Jonathan R. George, Anna K. Meyer, Kristina W. Rosbe. Sialendoscopy for recurrent parotitis associated with Sjogren syndrome: A case report. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Case Reports. 2011 Dec 1; 6(4):291-293.
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    30. Betty S. Tsai, Anna K. Meyer, Kristina W. Rosbe. Acute and Chronic Otitis Media. Handbook of Pediatric Otolaryngology. 2011 Oct 1; 3-28.
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    31. Laura Kirk, Christine M. Glastonbury, Kristina Rosbe. Pediatric Labyrinthitis Ossificans: Unilateral Profound Sensorineural Hearing Loss with a Non-Meningogenic Etiology: Case Report:. The Laryngoscope. 2011 Jan 1; 121(S4):s207-s207.
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    32. 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. PMID: 21109077.
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    33. Megan Durr, Anna Meyer, Kristina Rosbe. Sleep-induced Airway Endoscopy in Persistent Pediatric SDB. Otolaryngology. 2010 Aug 1; 143(2_suppl):p265-p265.
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    34. Rosbe KW, Suh KY, Meyer AK, Maguiness SM, Frieden IJ. Propranolol in the management of airway infantile hemangiomas. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Jul; 136(7):658-65. PMID: 20644059.
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    35. Suh KY, Rosbe KW, Meyer AK, Frieden IJ. Extensive airway hemangiomas in two patients without beard hemangiomas. Pediatr Dermatol. 2011 May-Jun; 28(3):347-8. PMID: 20561239.
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    36. Yeung AH, Cowan MJ, Horn B, Rosbe KW. Airway management in children with mucopolysaccharidoses. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Jan; 135(1):73-9. PMID: 19153310.
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    37. Trigg DJ, Mau IT, Rosbe KW. Complete bony syngnathia: Report of a case and review. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Feb; 133(2):187-90. PMID: 17309989.
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    38. Kristin Egan, Elizabeth Robbins, Peggy Weintrub, Cynthia Chin, Kristina Rosbe. Resolution of invasive fungal sinusitis in two pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Case Reports. 2006 Jun 1; 1(2):123-127.
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    39. Sweetow RW, Rosbe KW, Philliposian C, Miller MT. Considerations for cochlear implantation of children with sudden, fluctuating hearing loss. J Am Acad Audiol. 2005 Nov-Dec; 16(10):770-80. PMID: 16515130.
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    40. Jothi S, Chin C, Rosbe KW. Radiology quiz case 1. Autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED). Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005 Jun; 131(6):534, 536-7. PMID: 15967892.
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    41. Salinas D, Haggie PM, Thiagarajah JR, Song Y, Rosbe K, Finkbeiner WE, Nielson DW, Verkman AS. Submucosal gland dysfunction as a primary defect in cystic fibrosis. FASEB J. 2005 Mar; 19(3):431-3. PMID: 15596485.
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    42. Rosbe KW, Kenna MA, Auerbach AD. Extraesophageal reflux in pediatric patients with upper respiratory symptoms. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003 Nov; 129(11):1213-20. PMID: 14623753.
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    43. Rosbe KW, Jones DT, Rahbar R, Lahiri T, Auerbach AD. Endoscopic sinus surgery in cystic fibrosis: do patients benefit from surgery? Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2001 Nov 01; 61(2):113-9. PMID: 11589977.
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    44. Rahbar R, Robson CD, Petersen RA, DiCanzio J, Rosbe KW, McGill TJ, Healy GB. Management of orbital subperiosteal abscess in children. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001 Mar; 127(3):281-6. PMID: 11255472.
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    45. Seefelder C, Elango S, Rosbe KW, Jennings RW. Oesophageal perforation presenting as oesophageal atresia in a premature neonate following difficult intubation. Paediatr Anaesth. 2001 Jan; 11(1):112-8. PMID: 11123743.
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    46. Rosbe KW, Perez-Atayde AR, Roberson DW, Kenna M. Pathology forum: quiz case 1. Diagnosis: posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) of the epiglottis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000 Sep; 126(9):1153; discussion 1157-8. PMID: 10979133.
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    47. Rosbe KW, Meredith SD. Radiology forum: imaging quiz case 2. Calcific tendinitis of the longus colli muscle. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000 Aug; 126(8):1031, 1035. PMID: 10922241.
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    48. Rosbe KW, Jones D, Jalisi S, Bray MA. Efficacy of postoperative follow-up telephone calls for patients who underwent adenotonsillectomy. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000 Jun; 126(6):718-21; discussion 722. PMID: 10864107.
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    49. Jewett BS, Cook RD, Johnson KL, Logan TC, Rosbe KW, Mukherji SK, Shockley WW. Subglottic stenosis: correlation between computed tomography and bronchoscopy. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1999 Sep; 108(9):837-41. PMID: 10527273.
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    50. Rosbe KW, Labadie RF, Stone JA, McQueen CT. Pathologic quiz case 1: Nasopharyngeal teratoma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1998 Dec; 124(12):1394, 1396. PMID: 9865767.
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    51. Rosbe KW, Jones KR. Usefulness of patient symptoms and nasal endoscopy in the diagnosis of chronic sinusitis. Am J Rhinol. 1998 May-Jun; 12(3):167-71. PMID: 9653473.
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    52. Rosbe KW, Meredith SD, Holmes DK. Complication of maxillary sinus Foley balloon placement for orbital floor support. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1997 Dec; 117(6):S148-50. PMID: 9419131.
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    53. Rosbe KW, Logan TC, Drake AF. Aerocele: an unusual complication of tracheocutaneous fistula repair. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1996 Dec; 105(12):994-5. PMID: 8973288.
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    54. Rosbe KW, Mims JW, Prazma J, Petrusz P, Rose A, Drake AF. Immunohistochemical localization of nitric oxide synthase activity in upper respiratory epithelium. Laryngoscope. 1996 Sep; 106(9 Pt 1):1075-9. PMID: 8822708.
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    55. Ball SS, Prazma J, Dais D, Rosbe KW, Pillsbury HC. Nitric oxide: a mediator of endotoxin-induced middle ear effusions. Laryngoscope. 1996 Aug; 106(8):1021-7. PMID: 8699894.
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    56. Rosbe KW, Burgess BJ, Glynn RJ, Nadol JB. Morphologic evidence for three cell types in the human spiral ganglion. Hear Res. 1996 Apr; 93(1-2):120-7. PMID: 8735073.
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    57. Rosbe KW, Prazma J, Petrusz P, Mims W, Ball SS, Weissler MC. Immunohistochemical characterization of nitric oxide synthase activity in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1995 Nov; 113(5):541-9. PMID: 7478643.
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    58. Kristina W. Rosbe, Jiri Prazma, Peter Petrusz, Whit Mims, Steve S. Ball, Mark C. Weissler. Third Place — Resident Basic Science Award 1995: Immunohistochemical Characterization of Nitric Oxide Synthase Activity in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck. Otolaryngology. 1995 Nov 1; 113(5):541-549.
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    59. Kristina W. Rosbe, Mark C. Weissler, Jiri Prazma, Peter Petrusz, James W. Mims, Steven S. Ball. Immunohistochemical characterization of nitric oxide synthase in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Otolaryngology. 1995 Aug 1; 113(2):p75.
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    60. Teicher BA, Holden SA, Herman TS, Sotomayor EA, Khandekar V, Rosbe KW, Brann TW, Korbut TT, Frei E. Characteristics of five human tumor cell lines and sublines resistant to cis-diamminedichloroplatinum(II). Int J Cancer. 1991 Jan 21; 47(2):252-60. PMID: 1846350.
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    61. Teicher BA, Abrams MJ, Rosbe KW, Herman TS. Cytotoxicity, radiosensitization, antitumor activity, and interaction with hyperthermia of a Co(III) mustard complex. Cancer Res. 1990 Nov 01; 50(21):6971-5. PMID: 2208163.
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    62. Wang YY, Teicher BA, Shea TC, Holden SA, Rosbe KW, al-Achi A, Henner WD. Cross-resistance and glutathione-S-transferase-pi levels among four human melanoma cell lines selected for alkylating agent resistance. Cancer Res. 1989 Nov 15; 49(22):6185-92. PMID: 2804968.
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    63. Rosbe KW, Brann TW, Holden SA, Teicher BA, Frei E. Effect of lonidamine on the cytotoxicity of four alkylating agents in vitro. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 1989; 25(1):32-6. PMID: 2590999.
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