Jennifer Rosen Named Chief of Endocrine Surgery and Vice Chair for Research

Prominent surgeon and researcher Jennifer Rosen, MD, FACS, has been named chief of Endocrine Surgery and vice chair for Research at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

May 15, 2014

Washington, D.C., May 15, 2014 – Prominent surgeon and researcher Jennifer Rosen, MD, FACS, has been named chief of Endocrine Surgery and vice chair for Research at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. In her new role, Dr. Rosen will direct the clinical and research programs for endocrine disorders at the Hospital Center.

jennifer-erica-rosen_jpgAn accomplished surgeon, Dr. Rosen is widely recognized for her expertise in complex minimally invasive procedures for thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and pancreas endocrine diseases, including treatment for patients with recurrent and advanced disease. Dr. Rosen has written extensively on thyroid cancer and is currently serving as the principal investigator for two cutting edge clinical trials supported by the NIH and the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation: “High Throughput Screening for Thyroid Cancer Biomarkers,” and “Elastic Scattering Spectroscopy for Improved Diagnosis of Thyroid Nodules.”

MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s multidisciplinary endocrine and endocrine surgery team is renowned for its expertise in thyroid cancer. Each year, the team diagnoses and treats more thyroid cancer patients than almost any other medical center in the country. Dr. Rosen will join Erin Felger, MD and Nancy Carroll, MD, two fellowship-trained endocrine surgeons in practice at the Hospital Center. Under Dr. Rosen’s leadership, the Hospital Center and the Section of Endocrine Surgery will utilize innovative tools and technology to advance patient treatment, and augment collaboration between the patients and referring physicians. The hospital’s multidisciplinary thyroid cancer program includes comprehensive diagnosis and treatment experts from endocrine surgery, endocrinology, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology, medical oncology, otolaryngology and pathology.

Dr. Rosen joins the Hospital Center from Boston University Medical Center (BUMC) where she was an assistant professor of Surgery and Molecular Medicine. While at BUMC, Dr. Rosen built a strong interdisciplinary research program focused on improving outcomes of patients with cancer. A hallmark of her work in this area has been close interactions with collaborators in biomedical engineering and other leaders in endocrinology, resulting in three patent filings and numerous research publications. She sits on the Commission on Cancer as a representative from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and is the education chair for the Governing Council of the Young Fellows of the ACS. She designed and runs the mentoring program for the ACS and is invited to speak nationally and internationally on her work.

Dr. Rosen received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. She completed her internship and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. During her surgical oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, she collaborated on a micro-array profiling project in thyroid cancer and on evaluating anti-angiogenic therapies in a variety of preclinical models.

About MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a 926-bed, major teaching and research hospital. It is the largest private, not-for-profit hospital in the nation’s capital, among the 50 largest hospitals in the nation and a major referral center for the most complex tertiary services. It consistently ranks among the nation’s top hospitals as recognized by U.S.News & World Report. The Hospital Center is a respected top facility in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, orthopaedics, pulmonology and urology. It operates MedSTAR, one of the country’s top shock-trauma and medevac programs, and also operates the region’s only adult burn center.

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