Dr. Christian Pingree was born in San Antonio, TX and raised in the Denver, CO area. After high school, he attended Brigham Young University and also completed a two year term as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Novosibirsk, Russia. He completed medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium. He is an active duty surgeon in the United States Air Force at Travis Air Force Base and is working with Napa Valley ENT part-time. When he is not with patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, as well as watching basketball (or any other sport), traveling, being outdoors in beautiful Northern California, and telling corny dad jokes.