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Meet Dr. Gonzalez

Joseph R. Gonzalez, MD,Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgeon

Restoring Your Quality of Life

Helping my patients achieve the form and function they deserve is at the heart of my practice. Whether it is breathing effortlessly, rebuilding self-confidence, communicating effectively with family and friends, getting deep and restful sleep, or regaining peace of mind, I am committed to eliminating the barriers that keep my patients from their best quality of life. Good relationships begin with trust and I hope to earn yours through honest and compassionate care with unique attention to detail.


Dr. Joseph Gonzalez was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota; one of six children. After high school, he traveled to the east coast where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He went on to complete a two-year post-baccalaureate research training program at the National Institutes of Health prior to attending medical school at the University of Colorado, where he obtained his Medical Doctorate.

Dr. Gonzalez completed his Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery training at the University of Colorado where he was elected into the Gold Humanism Honor Society, selected by the Otolaryngology Faculty to serve as Administrative Chief, and received the Resident Professionalism Award from his colleagues. He has authored multiple scientific publications and presented his work at national meetings.

Extensive Experience

Throughout his training, Dr. Gonzalez has been exposed to the full breadth of Otolaryngology. He completed rotations at a diverse set of clinical sites, including a robust experience with the pediatric population at Children’s Hospital Colorado. He has extensive subspecialty experience in Sinus Surgery (Rhinology), Facial Plastic Surgery, Ear Surgery (Otology), Surgery of the Voice Box (Laryngology), Sleep Apnea Surgery, and Pediatric Otolaryngology. His expertise includes general ears, nose, and throat conditions with a with particular interest in surgery to improve the function and appearance of the nose, disorders of the sinuses, and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.

Board Certification

  • American Board of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery

Active Membership

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Honors and Awards

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society (CU Resident/Fellow Chapter)
  • Resident Professionalism Award (CU Dept of Otolaryngology 2020)

Graduate Medical Education

  • Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery Residency/Internship
    University of Colorado


  • Doctor of Medicine
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training
    National Institutes of Health, NIAMS
  • Bachelor of Science with Honors in Biology/Minor in Psychology
    The Catholic University of America

Personal Life

Dr. Gonzalez is happily married with a daughter and dog-daughter. He enjoys almost all sports as well as playing the guitar/piano. He is always open to suggestions for delicious food and beverages and takes pride in being a true Star Wars and Lord of the Rings fan.