New faculty spotlight: Christie Barnes, M.D.

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Christie Barnes, M.D.
Christie Barnes, M.D., is a new faculty member at UNMC. Here’s a brief rundown of her background and the expertise she brings to campus.

  • Name: Christie Barnes, M.D.
  • Hometown: Durango, Colo.
  • New title and department at UNMC: Assistant professor, UNMC Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Research interests:
Nasal airway obstruction, sinonasal inflammatory disease.

Professional Interests:
Skull base surgery, nasal airway surgery, sinonasal inflammatory medical and surgical management, allergic rhinitis, fungal sinusitis, resident education.

Medical degree:

  • M.D., Creighton University


  • American Rhinologic Society
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

How I fell in love with otolaryngology:
A close friend’s father was an otolaryngologist. His enthusiasm for the specialty and exposure to the field as a medical student are what got me hooked!

Three things you don’t know about me:

  • I am related to twin Olympic athletes.
  • I am an outdoor enthusiast.
  • I love to cook and host get-togethers.
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