Christopher R. Cote, M.D.


 “Listening to my patients and balancing expectations with the best that the art and science of medicine offers is the core of what I do.”


Dr. Cote’s background of training in ear, nose, throat, head and neck surgery, and facial plastic surgery allows him to balance both form and function in the treatment of problems in the face, head, and neck area. The unique qualifications of double board certification in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery allow Dr. Cote to provide the most advanced treatments available in those subspecialty fields.


Areas of Expertise:

-Minimally invasive treatments and surgery for the head, face, and neck

-Medical and surgical treatment of nasal and sinus problems

-Treatment of adult and pediatric throat, voice, tonsil, and adenoid problems

-Medical and surgical treatment of snoring and sleep apnea

-Aesthetic and functional rhinoplasty (nose reshaping)

-Aesthetic surgery of the face and neck, including facelifts, brow lifts, and eye lifts

-Advanced reconstruction techniques of the face, head, and neck for problems caused by injury or illness

-Medical and surgical treatment of facial paralysis

-Otolaryngic Allergy



-Board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology

-Board certified by the American Board of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery

-M.D. degree from Tufts University

-Surgical internship and residency at Walter Reed Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center

-Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical fellowship training at Johns Hopkins University Hospital

-B.A. in Mathematics from College of the Holy Cross and Oxford University


Professional Affiliations:

- American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

-American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Positions Held:

-Chief of Otolaryngology of U.S. Forces in Korea

-Chief of Facial Plastic Surgery at Walter Reed Medical Center

-Chief of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Walter Reed Medical Center

-Otolaryngology consultant to the White House Medical Unit

-Harvard University Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital


Life Outside of Associates of Otolaryngology:

Dr. Cote enjoys the active Colorado lifestyle, including hiking, skiing, and sports. He also enjoys traveling with his family, especially throughout Asia and Europe.