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Department of Otolaryngology

Department of Otolaryngology

Dr. Beth Colombo

PGY Level:  PGY II

UC Davis Health System
Department Of Otolaryngology
2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 7200
Sacramento, CA 95817

Email:    Beth.Colombo@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu 


  • UC Davis Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology, Sacramento, CA
    Resident, June 2012 - present
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
    M.D., June 2012
  • Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
    A.B. in Neuroscience with minor in Gender and Women's Studies, May 2007
    Summa Cum Laude
    Phi Beta Kappa

Work Experience:

  • Saint Clement Jr/Sr High School, Medford, MA     (2007/2008 school year)
    Science teacher
    • Taught chemistry, biology, and Earth science to underserved students grades 7 through 12
  • Apogee Adventures, Brunswick, ME     (Summers 2007 and 2008)
    Trip Leader and Office Staff
    • Led bicycle tours from Freeport, ME to Quebec City for groups of about ten students ages 12 to 16 years of age
    - Provided office-based support for trips in New England, California, and the Pacific Northwest
  • Baldwin Center for Learning and Teaching, Bowdoin College, ME     (Fall 2005 – May 2007)
    Study Group Leader and Tutor
    • Participated in 15 hours of tutor training that focused on developing effective communication skills as well as teaching students with many different learning styles
    • Planned and facilitated weekly reviews in organic chemistry for a group of thirty college students
    • Tutored students individually in organic chemistry on a weekly basis
  • Residential Life, Bowdoin College, ME     (Summer 2005 – May 2007)
    Residential Advisor (RA)
    • Advised students experiencing academic, social, and personal problems.  Extensive training on depression, disordered eating, and sexual assault prepared me to discuss sensitive topics and to refer several students struggling with one or more of these issues to appropriate resources 
    • Organized and coordinated programs campus-wide, including an annual benefit that raised money for the Sexual Assault Services of Southern Maine (SASSM)
  • Women to Women, Yarmouth, ME     (Summer 2006)
    • Researched old patient charts to determine the general make-up of the patient population at Women to Women, which allowed the clinic to adjust its patient policies and marketing strategies accordingly 
    • Designed and created several easy-to-read pamphlets for patients with specific health issues, including poor nutrition, high blood pressure, and general fitness

Abstracts, Presentations, & Posters

  • University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA     (Summer 2010)
    • Co-first authored a paper entitled “Current Trends and Short-term Outcomes of Live Donor Nephrectomy: A Population-based Analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample,” published in the World Journal of Surgery in December 2010 (Vol 34, No. 12). 
    • Primary role was in the interpretation of results, review of the relevant literature, and writing of the paper itself
  • Boston Biomedical Research Institute, Watertown, MA     (Summer 2005)
    • Conducted research into the signal transduction of smooth muscle.  Worked independently to generate data and analyze results using computerized statistical analysis
    • Appeared as an author on a paper published in the 2008 Jan-Feb issue of the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine,
            titled “CaMKII T287 and T305 regulate history-dependent increases in alpha agonist-induced vascular tone”

Extracurricular Activities

  • Biking, swimming, yoga, cooking, downhill skiing



Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Mailing address:

2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 5200
Sacramento, CA 95817

Cleft Lip/Palate:

(916) 734-2452

Audiology & Speech Appointments:

(916) 734-5400

Facial Plastic Surgery Appointments:

(916) 734-2347

Dental Appointments:

(916) 734-5429

Reflux Clinic Appointments:

(916) 734-4076

Clinic Appointments:

(916) 734-5400