Robert H. Rosenwasser, MD, MBA, FACS, FAHA

2018, Houston, Texas

Dr. Rosenwasser graduated in 1975 with a BS/BA degree from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. He then received his MD from Louisiana State University in Shreveport in 1979. Dr. Rosenwasser completed a general surgery internship and residency in neurological surgery at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia and in 1984 he completed a fellowship in neurovascular surgery under Drs. Drake and Peerless at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. From 1992 to 1993 he completed a second fellowship in interventional neuroradiology under Dr. Alex Berenstein at New York University. Dr. Rosenwasser recently completed his MBA from Villanova University.

In 1994, Dr. Rosenwasser became a professor of neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University and director of interventional neuroradiology at the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience. He also served as division chief of cerebrovascular surgery and interventional neuroradiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. In 2004, he was appointed as chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Jefferson.

Dr. Rosenwasser is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Academy of Neurological Surgery, and the American College of Surgeons. He is past president of the Society of University Neurosurgeons and past chair of the Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Disease.  He is also a fellow of the American Heart Association. He has been very heavily involved in research, particularly in neuroradiology and neurosurgery cooperative projects. His current laboratory research involves the use of stem cells in stroke recovery.

He has published over 400 peer reviewed publications, abstracts and book chapters. He has co-edited four textbooks on cerebral ischemia, Cerebral AVM’s, and Interventional Neuroradiology/Endovascular Neurosurgery.