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Dr. Rolf F. Ulvestad

Dr. Rolf F. Ulvestad


Areas of Care:

  • ENT and Sinus

Specialty: ENT

Following his residency, Dr. Ulvestad was invited to join the staff of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., where he was instrumental in several large research studies of childhood otitis media (ear infections). There, he edited a symposium on the effects of chronic ear infections on childhood speech and language development. His interest in otitis media continues with his appointment to the Cleft Palate Clinic at the University of Minnesota, and he has authored a text chapter on the relationship of the otolaryngologist to the patient with cleft palate. Dr. Ulvestad's expertise in otitis is matched by an active interest in nasal and sinus disorders, as well as their medical and surgical treatment.

Dr. Ulvestad is a fourth generation Minnesotan who, when not practicing medicine, would love to be found paddling through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, playing tennis or traveling with his wife, Nancy, and their daughters.

Medical School

  • University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minn.


  • General Surgery, St. Paul Ramsey Hospital, St. Paul, Minn.
  • Otolaryngology, University of Minnesota, Department of Otolaryngology, Minneapolis, Minn.

Board Certification

  • Diplomat, American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Clinical Professor, University of Minnesota Dental School Cleft Palate Clinic


  • Fridley
  • Southdale-Edina


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