Carol Foster, MD
Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (1981)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Point Loma Nazarene University (CA) (1977)
Internship:
  • University of California (San Diego) Program (1982)
Residency:
  • University of California (San Diego) Program, Surgery (1983)
Fellowships:
  • UCLA Medical Center Program, NIH Fellowship, Neuro-otology (1994)
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Otology & Neurotology (1995)
Languages: English
Department: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Professional Titles

  • Director of the Balance Laboratory, University of Colorado Hospital
  • Professor

Recognition & Awards

  • Denver's Top Doctors, Otolaryngology, 5280 Magazine (2020)
    also 2018
  • America's Top Physicians, Consumer's Research Council of America (2018)
  • Champion of Vestibular Medicine, Vestibular Disorders Association (2014)

Research Interests

We are presently doing studies on Meniere's disease and Sleep apnea-related dizziness.

Publications

  • Foster CA, Machala M. The Clinical Spectrum of Dizziness in Sleep Apnea. Otol Neurotol. 2020 Dec;41(10):1419-1422. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000002824. PMID: 32740553.
  • Foster, CA. Overcoming Positional Vertigo. Boulder, CO: Bull Publishing, 2019.
  • Foster CA, Pollard CK. Comparison of caloric reactivity between migraineurs and non-migraineurs. J Laryngol Otol. 2015 Oct;129(10):960-3. PubMed PMID: 26314588
  • Foster CA. Optimal management of Ménière's disease. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2015;11:301-7. PubMed PMID: 25750534
  • Foster CA, Breeze RE. Endolymphatic hydrops in Ménière's disease: cause, consequence, or epiphenomenon?. Otol Neurotol. 2013 Sep;34(7):1210-4. PubMed PMID: 23921917
  • Foster CA, Breeze RE. The Meniere attack: an ischemia/reperfusion disorder of inner ear sensory tissues. Med Hypotheses. 2013 Dec;81(6):1108-15. PubMed PMID: 24199949
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Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association, Member
  • Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Member

Practice Locations

Hearing and Balance Center - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
6th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2800

Ear, Nose, & Throat - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2820

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
  • Colorado Medical License, License (1994)
  • California Medical License, License (1983)
  • DEA, License (1983)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Brain and Nervous System - Migraine
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Symptoms and Manifestations
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Dizziness and Vertigo
Clinical Interests
Diagnosis and treatment of all forms of dizziness and imbalance

Care Philosophy
Dizziness is best treated through a multidisciplinary approach that includes assessment of the contributions of the ears, brain and body to balance with correction of problems in each area.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (1981)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Point Loma Nazarene University (CA) (1977)
Internships:
  • University of California (San Diego) Program (1982)
Residency Programs:
  • University of California (San Diego) Program, Surgery (1983)
Fellowships:
  • UCLA Medical Center Program, NIH Fellowship, Neuro-otology (1994)
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Otology & Neurotology (1995)
Languages: English
Department: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
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