Cristina Cabrera-Muffly, MD
Associate Professor, Otolaryngology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (2004)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Delaware (DE) (2000)
Internship:
  • University of Missouri at Kansas City Program (2005)
Residency:
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine Program, Otolaryngology (2009)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Otolaryngology

Professional Titles

  • Residency Program Director

Recognition & Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award, AAO-HNSF Foundation (2019)
  • Nominee - Ninth Annual School of Medicine Faculty Professionalism Award, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2015)
  • Association of Academic Departments of Otolaryngology Diversity Travel Scholarship, AADO (2013)
  • Debra Park Award for Clinical Research, Debra Park Award (2009)
  • In-Service Book Award, University of Kansas Department of Otolaryngology (2009)
  • Humanitarian Resident Travel Grant, AAO-HNSF (2008)

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2012)
    School of Medicine, Otolaryngology
  • Associate Professor (2018)
    School of Medicine, Otolaryngology

Publications

  • Fairmont I, Farrell N, Johnson AP, Cabrera-Muffly C. Influence of Gender and Racial Diversity on the Otolaryngology Residency Match. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Mar;162(3):290-295. PubMed PMID: 31931673
  • Johnson AP, Boscoe E, Cabrera-Muffly C. Local Blocks and Regional Anesthesia in the Head and Neck. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2020 Oct;53(5):739-751. PubMed PMID: 32682528
  • Jones JW, Baumanis MM, Perryman M, Sykes KJ, Villwock MR, Cabrera-Muffly C, Dowdall J, David Garnett J, Kraft S. Resident Education in Laryngeal Stroboscopy: Part II-Evaluation of a Multimedia Training Module. J Voice. 2020 Jan 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31948736
  • Fairmont I, Farrell N, Johnson AP, Cabrera-Muffly C. Influence of Gender and Racial Diversity on the Otolaryngology Residency Match. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Mar;162(3):290-295. PubMed PMID: 31931673
  • Jones JW, Perryman M, Judge P, Baumanis MM, Sykes K, Dowdall J, Cabrera-Muffly C, Garnett JD, Kraft S. Resident Education in Laryngeal Stroboscopy and Perceptual Voice Evaluation: An Assessment. J Voice. 2020 May;34(3):442-446. PubMed PMID: 30545492
  • Jones JW, Perryman M, Judge P, Baumanis MM, Sykes K, Dowdall J, Cabrera-Muffly C, Garnett JD, Kraft S. Resident Education in Laryngeal Stroboscopy and Perceptual Voice Evaluation: An Assessment. J Voice. 2018 Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30545492
  • Ambrose EC, Devare J, Truesdale CM, Ricker E, Firn J, Thorne MC, Shuman AG, Cabrera-Muffly C. Two Novel Approaches to Improve Otolaryngology Resident Wellness: The ACGME Back to Bedside Initiative. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 Jun;158(6):979-980. PubMed PMID: 29436259
  • Highland J, Cabrera-Muffly C. Graduating otolaryngology resident preparedness for fellowship as assessed by fellowship faculty. Laryngoscope. 2018 Aug;128(8):E280-E286. PubMed PMID: 29243254
  • Thomas CM, Cabrera-Muffly C. Otolaryngology externships and the match: Productive or futile?. Laryngoscope. 2017 Oct;127(10):2242-2246. PubMed PMID: 28714544
  • Sokoya M, Judge PD, Cabrera-Muffly C, Vila PM. Inpatient Rounding Practices in Otolaryngology Residency Programs. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Jun;156(6):1032-1034. PubMed PMID: 28566045
  • Cabrera-Muffly C, Chang CWD, Puscas L. Current Interview Trail Metrics in the Otolaryngology Match. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Jun;156(6):1097-1103. PubMed PMID: 28168889
  • Cass N, Kominsky A, Cabrera-Muffly C. Otolaryngology sleep medicine curriculum objectives as determined by sleep experts. Am J Otolaryngol. 2017 Mar - Apr;38(2):139-142. PubMed PMID: 27913069
  • Hauser LJ, Gebhard GM, Blumhagen R, Carlson NE, Cabrera-Muffly C. Applicant characteristics associated with successful matching into otolaryngology. Laryngoscope. 2017 May;127(5):1052-1057. PubMed PMID: 27767217
  • Boscoe EF, Cabrera-Muffly C. Otolaryngology in the medical school curriculum: Current trends in the United States. Laryngoscope. 2017 Feb;127(2):346-348. PubMed PMID: 27296300
  • Vickery TW, Weterings R, Cabrera-Muffly C. Geographic distribution of otolaryngologists in the United States. Ear Nose Throat J. 2016 Jun;95(6):218-23. PubMed PMID: 27304439
  • Akinboyewa I, Cabrera-Muffly C. Association of Fellowship Training With Otolaryngology Training Examination Scores. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Mar;142(3):274-7. PubMed PMID: 26847250
  • Cabrera-Muffly C, Clary MS, Abaza M. A low-cost transcervical laryngeal injection trainer. Laryngoscope. 2016 Apr;126(4):901-5. PubMed PMID: 26266892
  • Gebhard GM, Hauser LJ, Dally MJ, Weitzenkamp DA, Cabrera-Muffly C. Do otolaryngology residency applicants relocate for training?. Laryngoscope. 2016 Apr;126(4):829-33. PubMed PMID: 26228114
  • Deutschmann MW, Sykes KJ, Harbison J, Cabrera-Muffly C, Shnayder Y. The impact of compliance in posttreatment surveillance in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Jun;141(6):519-25. PubMed PMID: 25950859
  • Schwan J, Abaza M, Cabrera-Muffly C. How should unmatched otolaryngology applicants proceed?. Laryngoscope. 2015 Oct;125(10):2291-4. PubMed PMID: 25823477
  • Cabrera-Muffly C, Sheeder J, Abaza M. State of otolaryngology match: has competition increased since the "early" match?. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 May;152(5):838-42. PubMed PMID: 25715349
  • Cabrera-Muffly C, Bryson PC, Sykes KJ, Shnayder Y. Free online otolaryngology educational modules: a pilot study. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Apr;141(4):324-8. PubMed PMID: 25695900
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Member
  • Society of University Otolaryngologists, Member
  • American College of Surgeons, Member
  • Academy of Medical Educators, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic - Lone Tree
9548 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, CO 80124
720-848-2200

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

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Otolaryngology, Board Certification (2010)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Ear Infection
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Eardrum Perforation
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Hearing Loss
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Hoarseness
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Nasal Polyps
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Professional Voice Problems
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Smell and Taste Disorders
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Snoring
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Tinnitus
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Tonsillitis
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Vocal Cord Paralysis
Clinical Interests
I am a General Otolaryngologist who treats both adults and children. I treat a broad range of Ear, Nose, and Throat diseases including sinus problems, sleep apnea, voice disorders, and all manner of head and neck masses. As a board certified Otolaryngologist, I treat diseases both medically and surgically.

Care Philosophy
I enjoy caring for patients of every age, and strive to achieve a better quality of life for every person I see. I am passionate about patient education, and believe patients make their own best health care decisions when provided with the most comprehensive education possible.

Personal Interests
I enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 sons. I also enjoy cooking, baking, and trying out new recipes.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (2004)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Delaware (DE) (2000)
Internships:
  • University of Missouri at Kansas City Program (2005)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine Program, Otolaryngology (2009)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Otolaryngology
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