Robert Tibesar, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Robert Tibesar

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
Children's Specialty Center
2530 Chicago Ave South, Ste 450
Minneapolis, MN 55044

Administrative Assistant Name
Amanda Oltmanns

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery


University of Minnesota

Mayo Clinic

University of Minnesota


Dr. Tibesar is actively involved in the education of University of Minnesota medical students and residents. He has participated in multiple surgical mission trips to Mexico to care for children with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial deformities. His clinical and research interests include pediatric facial plastic surgery, cleft lip and palate, craniofacial malformations, distraction osteogenesis, vascular malformations, head and neck tumors, and complex airway reconstruction surgery.



  • Tibesar, RJ. Sidman JD. Mandibular Distraction in the Pediatric Patient. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery 2008; 16:1-7. 1. 
  • Tibesar, RJ. Price, D. Moore, EJ. Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis to Relieve Pierre Robin Airway. American Journal of Otolaryngology 2006;27(6):436-439.
  • Tibesar, RJ. Moore, EJ. Bite, U. Distraction Osteogenesis for Cleft Palate Closure in a Canine Model. Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. 2005;7:398-404.
  • Shallop, JK. Jin, SH. Driscoll, CLW. Tibesar, RJ. Characteristics of Electrically Evoked Potentials in Patients with Auditory Neuroathy/ Auditory Dys-Synchrony. International Journal of Audiology 2004 Dec;43(Suppl 1):S22-7.
  • Tibesar, RJ, Brissett, A, Shallop, JK, Driscoll, CLW Internal Auditory Canal Decompression and Cochlear Implantation in Camurati-Engelman Disease. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 2004 Dec;131(6):1004-6
  • Tibesar RJ. Thompson DM. Apnea Spells in an Infant With Vallecular Cyst. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology. 112(9 Pt 1):821-4, 2003 Sep.
  • Tibesar RJ. Edell ES. Tracheopathia Osteoplastica: Effective Long-Term Management. Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery. 129(3):303-4, 2003 Sep
  • Roy S. Tibesar RJ. Daly K. Pambucian S. Lee HK. Gapany M. Adams GL. Role of Planned Neck Dissection for Advanced Metastatic Disease in Tongue Base or Tonsil Squamous Cell Carcinoma Treated With Radiotherapy. Head & Neck. 24(5):474-81, 2002 May.
  • Hom DB. Thatcher G. Tibesar RJ. Growth Factor Therapy to Improve Soft Tissue Healing. Facial Plastic Surgery. 18(1):41-52, 2002 Feb.
  • Tibesar RJ. Roy S. Hom DB. Bilateral Le Fort I Fracture From a Lightning Strike Injury to the Face. Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery. 123(5):647-9, 2000 Nov.
  • Tibesar RJ. Rimell FL. Michel E. Cystic Hygroma of the Skull Base. Archives of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery. 125(12):1390-3, 1999 Dec.

Book Chapters

  • Tibesar, RJ. Rimell, FL. Sidman, JD. Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Laryngotracheal Trauma. In: Bluestone, CD. et al, editors. Pediatric Otolaryngology 5th Edition. New York: Saunders; in press.
  • Tibesar, RJ. Shallop, JK. Auditory Neuropathy. In: Cummings CW. et al, editors. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 4th edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2005. 3503-21.



Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology) Clinic

Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery