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Department of Otolaryngology

The University of Colorado Sinus Center

Rhinology & Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

The University of Colorado Sinus Center is the premier center of excellence in the Rocky Mountain region for the comprehensive medical and surgical management of patients with diseases of the nose and sinus. Our expertise includes a broad range of disorders from sinusitis and nasal polyps to complicated tumors​ of the nose, sinus, and skull base utilizing state-of-the-art minimally-invasive surgical techniques.

The University of Colorado Sinus Center is committed to patient-centered care, which includes respect for each patient’s values, preferences, and expectations; the coordination and integration of care; communication and education; and the involvement of family and friends. Through superior medical and surgical care, research and education, we strive to improve the quality of life of our patients with diseases of the nose, sinus, and skull base. Our group is actively involved in research in the following areas:

  • Understanding the mechanisms of inflammatory sinus disease
  • Cystic fibrosis, fungal sinusitis, nasal polyposis
  • Exploring genetic and molecular factors in chronic sinusitis
  • Novel surgical techniques for approaching the orbit and skull base
  • Minimally-invasive diagnostic and surgical approaches for sinusitis and skull base tumors
  • Collaborative approach with physicians and researchers at the University of Colorado-Boulder, University of Colorado School of Medicine, and National Jewish Health.
  • Development of collaborative team approach to minimally-invasive skull base surgery utilizing neurosurgeons, orbital surgeons, and our endoscopic rhinologic surgeons.



Todd Kingdom, MD   

Todd T. Kingdom, MD

Director of the University of Colorado Sinus Center

Dr. Kingdom has been Director of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery since joining the University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty in 2002 and holds the rank of Professor within the Department of Otolaryngology. Dr. Kingdom’s clinical practice is based at the University of Colorado Hospital and National Jewish Health. His areas of expertise include the comprehensive management of sinus and nasal disorders, minimally-invasive sinus and orbital surgery, and management of sinus and skull base tumors.


Anne E. Getz, MD  

Anne E. Getz, MD

Dr. Getz joined the University of Colorado’s Sinus Center in 2013 after serving as Director of Washington University’s Rhinology Division for five years. She completed her fellowship training in Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at Stanford University. Her areas of expertise include chronic rhinosinusitis, nasal airway obstruction, HHT-related nosebleeds, minimally invasive orbital surgery, CSF leak repair, and skull base tumors. Her research interests are focused on outcomes related to sinus and skull base disease.


Vijay R. Ramakrishnan, MD  

Vijay R. Ramakrishnan, MD

Dr. Ramakrishnan joined the Sinus Center in 2010 after completing fellowship training in advanced rhinology and skull base surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a board-certified Otolaryngologist and Fellow of the American Rhinologic Society. His clinical expertise includes treatment of nasal obstruction, chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal polyps, revision sinus surgery, complex sino-orbital diseases, CSF leaks and skull base tumors. He serves as Co-Director of the CU Skull Base Program [hyperlink], and researches mechanisms of inflammation in chronic rhinosinusitis with active grants from the NIH and FAMRI.


Robie Gray  

Robie Gray, PA-C, BS

Robie Gray has been with the Sinus Center over the past 6 years where she has incorporated her prior experience working in the field of allergy, asthma, and immunology. She has developed special interest in chronic rhinosinusitis, aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease, nasal polyps, and cystic fibrosis. She is passionate about helping patients understand chronic sinus conditions and the successful management of those conditions. She works closely with both the Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program and the Nurse Practitioner programs as a preceptor and is actively working on obtaining her teaching certification.


Alicia Neff, RN, MS, NP  

Alicia Neff, RN, MS, NP

Alicia Neff graduated with her Nurse Practitioner in 2009 from Union University in Jackson, TN. In 2010 she moved to Denver and worked with the Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Clinic in Denver. She transitioned to the Sinus Center from Vascular Surgery in 2015. She enjoys spending time hiking with her two sons and loves to cook (even though she misses southern food - but not the humidity). Alicia is thrilled to be a part of the Sinus team. She enjoys helping patients understand their disease process and how to manage symptoms without letting it take over their lives. She believes in preventative aspects of healthcare and likes being a part of patient education.