Charles D Rosen

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Clinical Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
School of Medicine


M.D., University of California, San Diego

Phone: (714) 456-1699
Fax: (714) 456-7547
Email: crosen@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
101 The City Dr. S.
Pavilion III
Orange, CA 92868
Research Interests
spinal degeneration, herniated discs, spinal stenosis and instability
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Academic Distinctions
U.S. Surgeon General short list for nomination by Obama administration in December 2008

Albert M. Betcher Scholarship Award - Fellowship Study in Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute New York, New York

Robert Hamburger Memorial Thesis Award - Runner-up for Senior Medical School Thesis, 130 papers submitted, “Education in Medical School”University of California, San Diego School of MedicineLa Jolla California

Gold Medal in Figure Skating (Ice Dancing) - Trained with the United States Olympic Team Coach (1972-1975), winning numerous medals in competition. Appeared twice on ABC’s Wide World of Sports.
Research Abstract
Dr. Rosen's research has varied from developing a more accurate model of spinal biomechanics to ethics and spinal injuries.. This has arisen out of his nationally recognized expertise in evaluating the failure of artificial lumbar disc replacements, and in their treatment. After reviewing numerous failed disc replacements, he believes the current disc replacements being implanted all have an inherent flaw. This flaw is in the disc design being based on an erroneous model of spinal motion.
Awards and Honors
HONORS AND AWARDS

U.S. Surgeon General short list for nomination by Obama administration in December 2008

Albert M. Betcher Scholarship Award
Fellowship Study in Orthopaedic Surgery,
Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute
New York, New York

Robert Hamburger Memorial Thesis Award
Runner-up for Senior Medical School Thesis, 130 papers submitted,
“Education in Medical School”
University of California, San Diego
School of Medicine
La Jolla, California

Gold Medal in Figure Skating (Ice Dancing)
Trained with the United States Olympic Team Coach (1972-1975),
winning numerous medals in competition. Appeared twice on ABC’s Wide World of Sports.
Publications
Young, Lu, Charles Lin, ....Charles Rosen, Yu-Po Lee. Impact of Cirrhosis on Morbidity and Mortality After Spinal Fusion. Global Spine J, 2020 Oct; 10(7): 851-855. PMCID: PMC7485078.
 
Sandra Gattas....Charles Rosen; Michael Y. Oh. Second Opinion in Spine Surgery: A Scoping Review. Surg Neurol Int 2021; 12:436, Aug 30 2021; PMCID: PMC8422531
 
Sharnoff, Rosen, et al., “Prevention of Fatal Pulmonary Thromboembolism by Small Dose Heparin Prophylaxis.” The British Journal of Clinical Practice, V. 35, November 1981, pp 390-392.
 
Garland, Rosen, et al., “Bone Mineral Distribution Five Years or More after Spinal Cord Injury.” Journal of Nuclear Medicine. V. 30, No. 5, May 1989, p 857.
 
Rosen, et al., “A Retrospective Analysis of the Efficacy of Epidural Steroid Injections.” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, V. 228, March 1988, pp 70-.
 
Stewart, Rosen, et al., “Heterotopic Ossification Effect on Dual Photon Absorptiometry of the Hip.” Clinical Nuclear Medicine, October 1990, Vol. 15, No. 10, pp 697-700.
 
Rosen, et al., “Lumbar Facet Fracture as a Possible Source of Pain after Lumbar Laminectomy,” Spine, V. 16, No. 62, pp 234-238.
 
Garland, Rosen, et al., “Osteoporosis after Spinal Cord Injury.” Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Vol. 10, No. 3, 1992, pp 371-378.
 
Tehranzadeh, J., Ton, JD, Rosen, C., “Advances in Spinal Fusion.” Seminars in Ultrasound CT and MRI, Vol. 26, No. 2, April 2005, pp103-113.
 
C. Rosen & D. Kiester : “Lumbar Disc Replacements, the FDA , and A New Model of Lumbar Spine Motion” . The Internet Journal of Minimally Invasive Spinal Technology. 2007 Vol. 1 No. 1
 
Charles Rosen, Douglas Kiester, Thay Q. Lee: “The Potential Biomechanical Etiology for Lumbar Disc Replacement Failures: Review of 29 Patients and the Rationale for Revision”. ORTHOPAEDICS October 2009
 
Rosen, Charles, MD “ The Association for Medical Ethics and the Physician Payment Sunshine Act” Ethics in Biology, Engineering, and Medicine – An International Journal 2010; Vol 1, Issue 3
 
Sanjum P. Samagh, MS; Charles D. Rosen, MD; Karimdad Otarodifard, MD; Matthew Kornswiet, MS; Gabe Palmer, BS; Thay Q. Lee, PhD* New method for determining apparent axial center of rotation of lumbar and thoracic spine segments. Journal of Research, Rehabilitation and Development Vol 48, #5, 2011
 
Rosen, C., Wall Street Medicine: Prescription for Profit: J. of Ethics in Biology, Engineering and Medicine Vol 2, #3, 2011
 
Young Lu MD, Charles C. Lin BSE, Hayk Stepanyan MD, Andrew Alvarez MD, Nitin N. Bhatia MD, P. Douglas Kiester MD, Charles D. Rosen MD, Yu-Po Lee MD, Impact of Cirrhosis on Morbidity and Mortality After Spinal Fusion, Global Spine Journal. Published October 10, 2019.
 
Rosen C. “New Devices and Truly Informed Consent”. Virtual Mentor – AMA J. of Ethics 2010; 12:73-76. http://virtualmentor.ama- assn.org/2010/02/ccas1-1002.html Accessed February 1, 2010.
 
Perret, D and Rosen, C., A Physician-Driven Solution - The Association for Medical Ethics, The Physician Payment Sunshine Act, and Ethical Challenges in Pain Medicine: Pain Medicine 2011; 12; 1361-1375
 
Lu Y, Lin CC, Doermann A, Patel N, Bhatia NN, Kiester PD, Rosen CD, Lee YP. Impact of Sickle Cell Anemia on Inpatient Morbidity After Spinal Fusion. Clin Spine Surg. 2019 Dec;32(10): 439-443

Young Lu MD, Charles C. Lin BSE, Hayk Stepanyan MD, Andrew Alvarez MD, Nitin N. Bhatia MD, P. Douglas Kiester MD, Charles D. Rosen MD, Yu-Po Lee MD, Impact of Cirrhosis on Morbidity and Mortality After Spinal Fusion, Global Spine Journal. Published October 10, 2019.

Yu-Po Lee MD, Saifal-Deen Farhan MD, Arif Pendi MS, Torin J Cunningham MD, P Douglas Kiester MD, Peter Hahn MD, Charles D Rosen MD, Nitin Bhatia MD, Does Addition of Tobramycin Powder Reduce Infection Rates After Spine Surgery, Global Spine Journal. Published December 2018.

Charles C. Lin, BSE; Young Lu, MD; Nilay A. Patel, MD; P. Douglas Kiester, MD; Charles D. Rosen, MD; Nitin N. Bhatia, MD; Yu-Po Lee, MD; Outcomes and Complications After Spinal Fusion in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Global Spine Journal. Published August 13, 2018.

Rosen, Charles MD; Kiester, Douglas MD; Lee, Thay PhD: Pseudo-Pedicle Heterotopic Ossification From Use of Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2 (rhBMP-2) in Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Cage, American Journal of Orthopedics in press January 29, 2018.

Yu-Po Lee, MD; Saifal-Deen Farhan, MD; Douglas Kiester, MD; Charles Rosen, MD; Arif Pendi, MS; Nitin Bhatia, MD Variables Affecting Return to Work After Spine Surgery in a Non-Workers' Compensation Population: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, December 2017, 25(12):e282-e288.

S. Samuel Bederman MD, PhD, FRCSC, Charles D. Rosen MD, Nitin N. Bhatia MD, FACS, P. Douglas Kiester MD, Ranjan Gupta MD Drivers of Surgery for the Degenerative Hip, Knee,
and Spine: A Systematic Review, Clin Orthop Relat Res (2012) 470:1090–1105

Guest Editor of Vol 2, #3, 2011 edition of the Journal of Ethics in Biology, Engineering and Medicine-Conflicts of Interest

Rosen, Charles D., It’s Not About the Money , The Spine Journal (11) 2011 pg 700-702
Professional Societies
Association for Medical Ethics - President
American College of Surgeons
Western Orthopaedic Association
California Orthopaedic Association
Sports Medicine Committee, US Figure Skating Association
Last updated
11/09/2021