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Dr. Rose

Pediatric Rhinology, Allergy & Sinus Surgery
Director of 3rd-year Medical Student ENT Clerkship
Founder, Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Program


  • Pediatric Rhinology, Allergy & Sinus Surgery
  • Congenital nasal masses and anomalies
  • Pediatric sinonasal tumors

Contact Information:

  • Appointments: (984) 974-6484 opt. 2
  • Surgery Scheduler: Michelle Handy (919) 966-5179
  • Nurse: Kelly Kirkland, RN (984) 974-3519
  • Executive Assistant: Ellen Doutt (919) 966-3343


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  • MD with Honors: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 1997
  • Internship: Department of Surgery, UNC, 1997-98
  • Residency: Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, UNC, 1998-2002
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 2002-03
  • Recent additional training: Current techniques in Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery Course, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, 2016

Professional Experience:

  • Professor, Depts. Otolaryngology-HNS and Pediatrics, UNC, 2016-present
  • Associate Professor, Depts. Otolaryngology-HNS and Pediatrics, UNC, 2009-2016
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Otolaryngology-HNS, UNC, 2003-2009
  • Fellow and Clinical Instructor, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Dept. of Otolaryngology-HNS, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 2002-03

Recent Honors:

  • Innovation Pilot Award 2017- UNC Center for Health Innovation – $50,000 grant, 2017-2018
  • Joint Advisory Committee – UNC School of Medicine new Medical Education Building (MEB), 2017
  • Mimics Innovation Award 2014 – Materialise, Belgium, Design of a 3D Model for Temporal Bone Surgical Simulation
  • Pediatric Rhinology Committee, American Rhinologic Society, 2014-present
  • First Place Medical Student Research Award – AAO-HNSF Research Forum, 1996

Recent Publications:

  • Rose AS. Sinonasal disease. In: A Color Handbook Otolaryngology. Boca Raton, Florida, USA: CRC Press, 2017.
  • Zdanski CJ, Austin GK, Walsh JM, Drake AF, Rose AS, Hackman TG, Zanation AM. Transoral robotic surgery for upper airway pathology in the pediatric population. Laryngoscope. 127(1):247-251, 2017 Jan.
  • Scott WC, Vanleer JA, Rose AS. Laryngeal mass in an infant. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 142(12):1239-1240, 2016 Dec.
  • Masood MM, Singer B, Rose AS. Expansile maxillary sinus mass in a young child. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 142(8):793-794, 2016 Aug.
  • Rose AS, Webster CE, Harrysson OL, Formeister EJ, Rawal RB, Iseli CE. Pre-operative simulation of pediatric mastoid surgery with 3D-printed temporal bone models. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 79(5):740-744, 2015 May.
  • Rose AS, Kimbell JS, Webster CE, Harrysson OL, Formeister EJ, Buchman CA. Multi-material 3D Models for Temporal Bone Surgical Simulation. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 124(7);528-536, 2015 Jul.
  • Rose AS, Thorp BD, Ebert CS, Zanation AM, Senior BA. Pediatric issues in allergic fungal sinusitis. In: Pediatric and Adult Sinonasal Disorders. Hauppauge, New York, USA: Nova Science Publishers, 2015.
  • Hachem RA, Rose AS, Younis RT. Congenital nasal and paranasal masses. In: Pediatric and Adult Sinonasal Disorders. Hauppauge, New York, USA: Nova Science Publishers, 2015.
  • Taylor RJ, Miller JD, Rose AS, Drake AF, Zdanski CJ, Senior BA, Ebert CS Jr, Zanation AM. Comprehensive quality of life outcomes for pediatric patients undergoing endoscopic sinus surgery. Rhinology. 52(4):327-333, 2014 Dec.
  • Formeister EJ, Dahl, JP, Rose AS. Surgical management of chronic sialorrhea in Pediatric Patients: 10-year experience from one tertiary care institution. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 78(8):1387-1892, 2014 Aug.
  • Ebert CS Jr, McKinney KA, Urrutia G, Wu M, Rose AS, Fleischman GM, Thorp B, Senior BA, Zanation AM. Expression of protease-activated receptors in allergic fungal rhinosinusitis. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 4(4):266-271, 2014 Apr.
  • Marom T, Pine HS, Rose AS. Pediatric Otolaryngology in Humanitarian Missions. In: VIIIth IAPO Manual of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. IAPO, 2014.
  • Rose AS, Thorp BD, Zanation AM, Ebert CS. Chronic rhinosinusitis in children. Pediatric Clin North Am. 60(4):979-991, 2013 Aug.
  • Rose AS and Dahl JP. Salivary glands and sialorrhea. In: Pediatric Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery – Clinical Reference Guide. San Diego, California, USA: Plural Publishing, 2013: (56)535-544.
  • Rose AS. Cover Photo – overlooking the Bahai Gardens in Haifa, Israel – a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2012 Aug.
    Cover page of Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery featuring a photo taken by Dr. Rose overlooking the Bahai Gardens in Haifa, Israel.
  • Rose, AS. Guest Editor, Otolaryngology Clinics of North America: Pediatric Otolaryngology Challenges in Multi-System Disease. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 45(3), 2012.
  • Rose, AS. Treating common disorders in complex children. Otolaryngology Clin North Am. 45(3):xi-xii, 2012 Jun.
  • Zanation AM, Mitchell CA, Rose AS. Endoscopic Skull Base Techniques for Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma. Otolaryngology Clin North Am. 45(3):711-30, 2012 Jun.
  • Ruda JM, Krakovitz P, Rose AS. A review of the evaluation and management of velopharyngeal insufficiency in children. Otolaryngology Clin North Am. 45(3):653-69, 2012 Jun.
  • Thorp BD, Mckinney KA, Rose AS, Ebert CS. Allergic fungal sinusitis in children. Otolaryngology Clin North Am. 45(3):631-42, 2012 Jun.
  • Rose, AS, Gore MR, Hultman CS, Cairns BA. Contracture related airway obstruction (CRAO) treated successfully with incisional release. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 72(2):286-288, 2011 Feb.
  • McKinney KA, Stadler ME, Wong YT, Shah RN, Rose AS, Zdanski CJ, Ebert CS Jr, Wheless SA, Senior BA, Drake AF, Zanation AM. Transpalatal greater palatine canal injection: radioanatomic analysis of where to bend the needle for pediatric sinus surgery. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 24(5):355-8, 2010 Sep.
  • Bryson P, Leight W, Zdanski C, Drake AF, Rose AS. High-resolution ultrasound in the evaluation of pediatric recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 135(3):250-3, 2009 Mar.
  • Roberts J, Shores C, Rose AS. Surgical treatment warranted in aggressive central giant cell granuloma: a report of two cases. Ear Nose Throat J. 88(3):E8-E13, 2009 Mar.
  • Rose AS, Ebert CS, Prazma J, Pillsbury HC. Noise exposure levels in stock car auto racing. Ear Nose Throat J. 87(12):689-692, 2008 Dec.
  • Lee SC, Ebert CS, Fordham LA, Rose AS. Plain films in the evaluation of batteries as esophageal foreign bodies. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 72:1487-1491, 2008 Oct.
  • Gore MR, Rose AS. Formation of an airway foreign body during removal of a metal tracheostomy tube: A case report. Ear Nose Throat J. 87(3):169-171, 2008 Mar.
  • Ebert CS, Rose AS, Blanks DA, Eapen RP, Kandimalla ER, Agrawal SA, Prazma J. Immunomodulatory oligonucleotides in the prevention of nasal allergen-induced Eustachian tube dysfunction in rats. Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. 137(2):250-255, 2007 Aug.
  • Ebert CS, Rose AS, Patel MR, Hardy SM, Kandimalla ER, Agrawal S, Prazma J, Pillsbury HC. The role of immunomodulatory oligonucleotides in prevention of OVA-induced eustachian tube dysfunction. Int J Pediatr Otorhinlaryngol. 70(12):2019-2026, 2006 Dec.
  • Zanation AM, Ebert CS, Coffee CS, Dubin MG, Rose AS. Precursor B-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma presenting as an isolated external ear swelling in a two-year-old child. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 69:695-699, 2005 May.
  • Rose AS, Tunkel DE. Synopsis of “Clinical outcome of pediatric endoscopic sinus surgery”. Pediatrics. 112:467-468, 2003 Aug.
  • Downs BW, Butehorn HF, Prazma J, Rose AS, Stamat JC, Pillsbury HC. Action of histamine on eustachian tube function. Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. 124(4):414-20, 2001 Apr.
  • Jewett BS, Prazma J, Hunter SE, Rose AS, Clark JM, Sartor BR, Pillsbury HC. Systemic reactivation of otitis media with effusion in a rat model. Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. 121(1):7-12, 1999 Jul.
  • Lane AP, Prazma J, Gibbons PJ, Rose AS, Pillsbury HC. The role of nitric oxide in the neural control of nasal fluid production. American Journal of Rhinology. 11(4):303-11, 1997 Jul-Aug.
  • Rose AS, Prazma J, Randell SH, Baggett HC, Lane AP, Pillsbury HC. Nitric oxide mediates mucin secretion in endotoxin-induced otitis media with effusion. Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. 116(3):308-16, 1997 Mar.
  • Lane AP, Prazma J, Baggett HC, Rose AS, Pillsbury HC. Nitric oxide is a mediator of neurogenic vascular exudation in the nose. Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. 116(3):294-300, 1997 Mar.
  • Baggett HC, Prazma J, Rose AS, Lane AP, Pillsbury HC. The role of glucocorticoids in endotoxin-mediated otitis media with effusion. Archives of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. 123(1):41-6, 1997 Jan.
  • Rosbe KW, Mims JW, Prazma J, Petrusz P, Rose AS, Drake AF. Immunohistochemical localization of nitric oxide synthase activity in upper respiratory epithelium. Laryngoscope. 106(9 Pt 1):1075-1079, 1997 Sep.