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Robin Cotton, MD

Director, Aerodigestive and Sleep Center Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Education/Credentials
  • Medical Degree: University of Cambridge

Board Certifications & Licenses
  • American Board of Otolaryngology, 1972
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Cotton, Robin W; Fisher, Matthew B 2015. Review: Properties of sperm and seminal fluid, informed by research on reproduction and contraception. Forensic science international. Genetics, ,

de Alarcón, Alessandro; Osborn, Alexander J; Tabangin, Meredith E; Cohen, Aliza P; Hart, Catherine K; Cotton, Robin T; Rutter, Michael J 2015. Laryngotracheal Cleft Repair in Children With Complex Airway Anomalies. JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery, 141 9, 828-33

Cotton, Robin T; deAlarcón, Alessandro 2014. 50 years ago in the Journal of Pediatrics: the problem of detubating an infant with a tracheostomy. The Journal of pediatrics, 165 3, 446

Osborn, Alexander J; de Alarcon, Alessandro; Tabangin, Meredith E; Miller, Claire K; Cotton, Robin T; Rutter, Michael J 2014. Swallowing function after laryngeal cleft repair: more than just fixing the cleft. The Laryngoscope, 124 8, 1965-9

Sidell, Douglas R; Nassar, Michel; Cotton, Robin T; Zeitels, Steven M; de Alarcon, Alessandro 2014. High-dose sublesional bevacizumab (avastin) for pediatric recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology, 123 3, 214-21

Hennekens, Catherine M; Cooper, Elyse S; Cotton, Robin W; Grgicak, Catherine M 2013. The effects of differential extraction conditions on the premature lysis of spermatozoa. Journal of forensic sciences, 58 3, 744-52

Osborn, Alexander J; de Alarcón, Alessandro; Hart, Catherine K; Cotton, Robin T; Rutter, Michael J 2013. Tracheocutaneous fistula closure in the pediatric population: should secondary closure be the standard of care? Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 149 5, 766-71

Bregu, Joli; Conklin, Danielle; Coronado, Elisse; Terrill, Margaret; Cotton, Robin W; Grgicak, Catherine M 2012. Analytical Thresholds and Sensitivity: Establishing RFU Thresholds for Forensic DNA Analysis. Journal of forensic sciences, ,

Propst, Evan J; Prager, Jeremy D; Meinzen-Derr, Jareen; Clark, Stacey L; Cotton, Robin T; Rutter, Michael J 2011. Pediatric tracheal reconstruction using cadaveric homograft. Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery, 137 6, 583-90

Cotton, Robin T; Cohen, Aliza P 2010. Eco-conservation and healthcare ethics: a call to action. The Laryngoscope, 120 1, 4-8

Grgicak, Catherine M; Urban, Zena M; Cotton, Robin W 2010. Investigation of reproducibility and error associated with qPCR methods using Quantifiler® Duo DNA quantification kit. Journal of forensic sciences, 55 5, 1331-9

Prager, Jeremy D; Hopkins, Brandon S; Propst, Evan J; Shott, Sally R; Cotton, Robin T 2010. Oropharyngeal stenosis: a complication of multilevel, single-stage upper airway surgery in children. Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery, 136 11, 1111-5

Burrow, T Andrew; Saal, Howard M; de Alarcon, Alessandro; Martin, Lisa J; Cotton, Robin T; Hopkin, Robert J 2009. Characterization of congenital anomalies in individuals with choanal atresia. Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery, 135 6, 543-7

Hart, Catherine K; Richter, Gresham T; Cotton, Robin T; Rutter, Michael J 2009. Arytenoid prolapse: a source of obstruction following laryngotracheoplasty. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 140 5, 752-6

Propst, Evan J; Lin, Erica P; Istaphanous, George K; Boesch, R Paul; Ryckman, Frederick C; Cotton, Robin T; Rutter, Michael J 2009. Management of traumatic tracheobronchial separation in a teenager using a fabricated extra-long endotracheal tube. International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 73 8, 1163-7

White, David R; Bravo, Miguel; Vijayasekaran, Shyan; Rutter, Michael J; Cotton, Robin T; Elluru, Ravindhra G 2009. Laryngotracheoplasty as an alternative to tracheotomy in infants younger than 6 months. Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery, 135 5, 445-7

Johnson, Romaine F; Rutter, Michael; Cotton, Robin; Vijayasekeran, Shyan; White, David 2008. Cricotracheal resection in children 2 years of age and younger. The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology, 117 2, 110-2

Koempel, Jeffrey A; Cotton, Robin T 2008. History of pediatric laryngotracheal reconstruction. Otolaryngologic clinics of North America, 41 5, 825-35, vii

Johnson, Liane B; Cotton, Robin T; Rutter, Michael J 2007. Management of symptomatic tracheal pouches. International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 71 4, 527-31

Schraff, Scott A; Zur, Karen B; Jacobs, Ian; Darrow, David H; Cotton, Robin T; Rutter, Mike J 2007. The clinical relevance of the submucosal cricoid cleft. International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 71 7, 1099-104

Stern, Yoram; Felipovich, Alexandra; Cotton, Robin T; Segal, Karl 2007. Immunocompetency in children with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis: prospective study. The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology, 116 3, 169-71

Azizkhan, Richard G; Rutter, Michael J; Cotton, Robin T; Lim, Lynn H Y; Cohen, Aliza P; Mason, Jennifer L 2006. Lymphatic malformations of the tongue base. Journal of pediatric surgery, 41 7, 1279-84

Baker, Susan; Kelchner, Lisa; Weinrich, Barbara; Lee, Linda; Willging, Paul; Cotton, Robin; Zur, Karen 2006. Pediatric laryngotracheal stenosis and airway reconstruction: a review of voice outcomes, assessment, and treatment issues. Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation, 20 4, 631-41

Boston, Mark; Rutter, Michael; Myer, Charles M; Cotton, Robin T 2006. Airway reconstruction in children with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 70 6, 1097-101

Burkart, Collin M; Myer, Charles M; Cotton, Robin T; Rutter, Michael J 2006. Management of incidental thyroglossal duct cysts during laryngotracheal reconstruction. International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 70 5, 875-8

Horsman, Katie M; Hickey, Jeffrey A; Cotton, Robin W; Landers, James P; Maddox, Lewis O 2006. Development of a human-specific real-time PCR assay for the simultaneous quantitation of total genomic and male DNA. Journal of forensic sciences, 51 4, 758-65

Vijayasekaran, Shyan; Sances, Richard; Cotton, Robin; Elluru, Ravindhra G 2006. Changes in the cricoarytenoid joint induced by intubation in neonates. Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery, 132 12, 1342-5

Vijayasekaran, Shyan; White, David R; Hartley, Benjamin E J; Rutter, Michael J; Elluru, Ravindhra G; Cotton, Robin T 2006. Open excision of subglottic hemangiomas to avoid tracheostomy. Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery, 132 2, 159-63

Bravo, Miguel; White, David; Miles, Lili; Cotton, Robin 2005. Adenomatoid odontogenic tumor mimicking a dentigerous cyst. International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 69 12, 1685-8

Johnson, Liane B; Rutter, Michael J; Shott, Sally R; Cotton, Robin T 2005. Acquired subglottic cysts in preterm infants. The Journal of otolaryngology, 34 2, 75-8

Thompson, Dana M; Rutter, Michael J; Rudolph, Colin D; Willging, J Paul; Cotton, Robin T 2005. Altered laryngeal sensation: a potential cause of apnea of infancy. The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology, 114 4, 258-63

White, David R; Cotton, Robin T; Bean, Judy A; Rutter, Michael J 2005. Pediatric cricotracheal resection: surgical outcomes and risk factor analysis. Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery, 131 10, 896-9

White, David R; Preciado, Diego A; Stamper, Becky; Willging, J Paul; Myer, Charles M; Cotton, Robin T; Rutter, Michael J 2005. Airway reconstruction in pediatric burn patients. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 133 3, 362-5

Gupta, Akash; Cotton, Robin T; Rutter, Michael J 2004. Pediatric suprastomal granuloma: management and treatment. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 131 1, 21-5

Lim, Lynne H Y; Cotton, Robin T; Azizkhan, Richard G; Wood, Robert E; Cohen, Aliza P; Rutter, Michael J 2004. Complications of metallic stents in the pediatric airway. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 131 4, 355-61

Miyamoto, R Christopher; Cotton, Robin T; Rope, Alan F; Hopkin, Robert J; Cohen, Aliza P; Shott, Sally R; Rutter, Michael J 2004. Association of anterior glottic webs with velocardiofacial syndrome (chromosome 22q11.2 deletion). Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 130 4, 415-7

Preciado, Diego; Cotton, Robin T; Rutter, Michael J 2004. Single-stage tracheal resection for severe tracheal stenosis in older children. International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 68 1, 1-6

Rutter, Michael J; Cotton, Robin T 2004. The use of posterior cricoid grafting in managing isolated posterior glottic stenosis in children. Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery, 130 6, 737-9

Rutter, Michael J; Willging, J Paul; Cotton, Robin T 2004. Nonoperative management of complete tracheal rings. Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery, 130 4, 450-2

Cotton, Robin W; Word, Charlotte J 2003. Commentary on: Thompson WC, Taroni F, Aitken CGG. How the probability of a false positive affects the value of DNA evidence. J Forensic Sci 2003;48(1):47-54. Journal of forensic sciences, 48 5, 1200; author reply 1

Hartnick, Christopher J; Brigger, Matthew T; Willging, J Paul; Cotton, Robin T; Myer, Charles M 2003. Surgery for pediatric vocal cord paralysis: a retrospective review. The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology, 112 1, 1-6

Moore, Brian A; Rutter, Michael J; Cotton, Robin; Werkhaven, Jay 2003. Maffucci's syndrome and cartilaginous neoplasms of the trachea. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 128 4, 583-6

Rutter, Michael J; Cotton, Robin T; Azizkhan, Richard G; Manning, Peter B 2003. Slide tracheoplasty for the management of complete tracheal rings. Journal of pediatric surgery, 38 6, 928-34

Amin, Raouf S; Kimball, Thomas R; Bean, Judy A; Jeffries, Jenny L; Willging, J Paul; Cotton, Robin T; Witt, Sandra A; Glascock, Betty J; Daniels, Steven R 2002. Left ventricular hypertrophy and abnormal ventricular geometry in children and adolescents with obstructive sleep apnea. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, 165 10, 1395-9

Donnelly, Lane F; Fleck, Robert J; Pacharn, Preeyacha; Ziegler, Matthew A; Fricke, Bradley L; Cotton, Robin T 2002. Aberrant subclavian arteries: cross-sectional imaging findings in infants and children referred for evaluation of extrinsic airway compression. AJR. American journal of roentgenology, 178 5, 1269-74

Fleck, Robert J; Pacharn, Preeyacha; Fricke, Bradley L; Ziegler, Matthew A; Cotton, Robin T; Donnelly, Lane F 2002. Imaging findings in pediatric patients with persistent airway symptoms after surgery for double aortic arch. AJR. American journal of roentgenology, 178 5, 1275-9

Hartnick, Christopher J; Giambra, Barbara K; Bissell, Cynthia; Fitton, Cynthia M; Cotton, Robin T; Parsons, Susan K 2002. Final validation of the Pediatric Tracheotomy Health Status Instrument (PTHSI). Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 126 3, 228-33

Hartnick, Christopher J; Liu, James H; Cotton, Robin T; Rudolph, Colin 2002. Subglottic stenosis complicated by allergic esophagitis: case report. The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology, 111 1, 57-60

Hartnick, Christopher J; Rutter, Michael; Lang, Florian; Willging, J Paul; Cotton, Robin T 2002. Congenital high airway obstruction syndrome and airway reconstruction: an evolving paradigm. Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery, 128 5, 567-70

Stern, Yoram; Feinmesser, Rafael; Collins, Michael; Shott, Sally R; Cotton, Robin T 2002. Bilateral submandibular gland excision with parotid duct ligation for treatment of sialorrhea in children: long-term results. Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery, 128 7, 801-3

Fricke, Bradley L; Abbott, M Bret; Donnelly, Lane F; Dardzinski, Bernard J; Poe, Stacy A; Kalra, Maninder; Amin, Raouf S; Cotton, Robin T . Upper airway volume segmentation analysis using cine MRI findings in children with tracheostomy tubes. Korean journal of radiology : official journal of the Korean Radiological Society, 8 6, 506-11