Cristine Klatt-Cromwell, MD

Cristine Klatt-Cromwell, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Originally from Oklahoma, she earned her undergraduate degree (biochemistry, minors in Spanish and medical humanities) from the University of Oklahoma. She was part of the Medical Humanities program through the Honors College, which directly accepted her to the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, where she graduated with highest honors. She completed otolaryngology-head & neck surgery residency at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She then completed an Advanced Rhinology, Oncology, and Open/Endoscopic Skull Base Fellowship, also at the University of North Carolina. She was recruited to the Washington University School of Medicine faculty in 2017.

An advocate for medical education, she currently serves as the Site Director for Resident Education for Barnes-Jewish Hospital for her department’s residency program. She serves as the course director for the WUMS-II Clinical Topics in Otolaryngology Course. She is also a Graduate Medical Education Wellness Champion. She is on the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and serves on the POD4 Patient Safety and Quality Committee. She also serves as the Otolaryngology Grand Rounds Coordinator.

Her areas of clinical interest include inflammatory sinus disease including nasal polyposis, chronic sinusitis, septal deviation, and revision sinus surgery. She also actively collaborates with partners in neurosurgery, working extensively in the skull base program on pituitary and skull base tumors and CSF leaks. She is an active member of several societies, including the North American Skull Base Society, for which she has been on the Program Committee for the last two years. She is also an active member of the American Rhinologic Society, and the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery. She serves as a peer reviewer for multiple journals.

Her interests outside of medicine include running, hiking, traveling (prior to Covid), cake decorating, and college football.