Peter Rosen, M.D.

CEO Emeritus

Professor Emeritus of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University of California San Diego Senior Lecturer, Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Rosen, considered by many to be the father of Emergency Medicine, is the original author and current editor of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. Dr. Rosen’s extensive experience leads him to consult on a wide array of academic and clinical Emergency Medicine topics, specifically focusing on the establishment of Emergency Medicine as a specialty and creating Emergency Medicine residency programs. Dr. Rosen is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Surgery and has been Director of the Emergency Medicine residencies at Denver General Hospital/St. Anthony Hospital Systems (1977-1988) and the University of Chicago (1971-77). He has had a distinguished career in Emergency Medicine, having served in official capacities of many academic societies and committees. Dr. Rosen served on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and was president of the Colorado Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He was also a founding member of the American Trauma Society. Dr. Rosen won the American College of Emergency Medicine’s award for outstanding contributions and leadership in 1977 and again in 1984. In 1990, he also won the most prestigious award in Emergency Medicine, the Leadership Award for Outstanding Contribution to Academic Emergency Medicine from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Dr. Rosen is widely recognized for his many contributions to academic Emergency Medicine. Dr. Rosen is the author of many articles and is the founding editor of the Journal of Emergency Medicine. He is also the editor of the most highly regarded textbook in the field, Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice, now in its 8th edition. Dr. Rosen has also co-edited numerous other textbooks, including:

  • The Five-Minute Emergency Medicine Consult
  • Protocols for Prehospital Emergency Care
  • An Atlas of Emergency Medicine Procedures
  • Emergency Pediatrics, Essentials of Emergency Medicine
  • Diagnostic Radiology in Emergency Medicine


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