Jennifer Erica Rosen, MD| Endocrine Surgery | MedStar Health

Jennifer Erica Rosen, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (721 reviews)

Specialties: Endocrine Surgery

Languages: Spanish, English

(202) 877-3108

About me

Jennifer Rosen, MD, FACS is Chief of Endocrine Surgery and Vice Chair for Research of the Department of Surgery at Medstar Washington Hospital Center. She serves on the Collaborative Endocrine Surgery Quality Improvement Program Committee of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES) and sits as a representative of the College to the Commission on Cancer (COC), a program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). She has been active on numerous committees of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) and serves as Endocrine Section Editor for the Journal of Surgical Oncology. For more than five years, Dr. Rosen served as The Laszlo N. Tauber Assistant Professor of Surgery and Molecular Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine.

Dr. Rosen specializes in the surgical treatment of diseases of the endocrine glands, including the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal. In addition to surgical techniques, Dr. Rosen works closely with endocrinologists, nuclear medicine physicians and radiologists in order to determine proper testing as well as the best treatment options for each patient.

Dr. Rosen received her undergraduate degree fromthe University of Pennsylvania and her medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University Medical College. She then completed her residency training in general surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center before completing her fellowship training in surgical oncology at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Her clinical interests include treating patients with complex, advanced or recurrent endocrine disease and improving patient outcomes through the use of clinical studies and tailored treatment. Her research interests include bringing in new technology and tools for diagnosing thyroid nodules as well as discriminating cancerous nodules from benign nodules. Dr. Rosen has previously patented tools that are now being used at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She is currently interested in improving genetic studies in order to predict thyroid cancer in individuals as well as putting together large national databases to look at what improves survival in patients with thyroid cancer.

Dr. Rosen's practice utilizes laparoscopic approaches to procedures of the adrenal gland and minimally invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgery techniques. She also uses nerve monitoring, intraoperative parathyroid hormone measurements, intraoperative ultrasound and 4D-CT scan for localization of abnormal parathyroid glands. These techniques allow Dr. Rosen to offer more precise surgical procedures through smaller, less invasive incisions.

When not advocating for the development of the research infrastructure at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Rosen enjoys spending time with her three children, gardening, knitting, practicing yoga and traveling.

"Every patient has their own story and their own history. We do our best to take care of each patient as a unique individual by tailoring their care to them. My goal is for my patients to feel very comfortable asking me questions. I aim to build strong relationships with my patients through my caring and compassionate nature as well as my ability to empathize. We have a wonderful office staff that is great at getting patients through all of their care. I also continue to see my patients through their care after surgery and make sure that they are taken care of.

I joined an academic practice because I believe that it's not only important to practice, but to teach. The ability to communicate to my patients and help them understand their diagnosis and treatment is something I take great pride in.
I am always available to answer questions from referring physicians. I practice in a group with two wonderful colleagues, and we hold multiple CME events. I enjoy working with my referring physicians to familiarize themselves with my philosophy of care as well as the content of the MedStar Washington Hospital Center website and ensure that they know how to contact me directly to discuss a particular patient's care."

Clinical areas of focus

  • Adrenal Disorders
  • Adrenal Mass
  • Cushing Syndrome
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Goiter
  • Grave's Disease
  • Hashimoto Thyroiditis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insulin Pump
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Prediabetes
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Glucose Metabolism
  • Achondroplasia
  • Addison's Disease
  • Adrenal Adenoma
  • Adrenal Atrophy
  • Adrenal Disorders
  • Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Adrenal Mass
  • Adrenal Neoplasm
  • Adrenal Nodules
  • Adrenogenital Syndrome
  • Androgen Excess
  • Androgen Insensitivity
  • Bartter Syndrome
  • Calcium Metabolism
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Congenital Hypothyroidism
  • Conn Syndrome
  • Cushing Syndrome
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diabetic Coma
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Disorders Of Sexual Differentiation
  • Disorders Of Water Balance
  • Ectopic Hyperparathyroidism
  • Elevated Acth
  • Elevated Growth Hormone
  • Endocrine Complications Of Transplant
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Familial Dyslipidemia
  • Familial Hyperparathyroidism
  • Familial Hypocalciuric Hypercalcemia
  • Feminizing Syndrome
  • Glucagonoma
  • Glucocorticoid Deficiency
  • Glycogen Storage Disease
  • Goiter
  • Grave's Disease
  • Growth Disorders
  • Growth Hormone Abnormalities
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto Thyroiditis
  • History Of Pituitary Mass
  • Hurthle Cell Cancer
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypo Thalamic Pituitary Disorder
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Inborn Errors Of Metabolism
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Insulinoma
  • Islet Cell Hyperplasia
  • Islet Cell Tumor
  • Low T3
  • Low T4
  • Male Infertility
  • Mccune Albright Syndrome
  • Metabolic Abnormalities
  • Metabolic Bone Diseases
  • Metabolic Disorders (INHERITED)
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Moon Facies
  • Morbid Obesity
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2A
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2B
  • Myxedema
  • Nodular Goiter
  • Non Toxic Goiter
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Failure
  • Panhypopituitarism
  • Paraganglioma
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Parathyroid Hyperplasia
  • Parathyroid Mass
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Pineal Gland Dysfunction
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Polyglandular Autoimmune Syndrome
  • Prader Willi Syndrome
  • Precocious Puberty
  • Prediabetes
  • Premature Adrenarche
  • Pseudohermaphroditism
  • Pseudohypoparathyroidism
  • Rickets
  • Secondary Amenorrhea
  • Secondary Hyperaldosteronism
  • Short Stature
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Orbitopathy
  • Thyroid Storm
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyrotoxic Exophthalmos
  • Thyrotoxicosis
  • Toxic Diffuse Goiter
  • Toxic Nodular Goiter
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Virilizing Syndrome
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Weight Problem
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Procedures I perform

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Diabetes Education
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Of Thyroid
  • Insulin Pump
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Radioiodine Therapy
  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy
  • Thyroid Function Blood Panel
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroid Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Guided Thyroid Biopsy
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Washington, DC, 20007


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1133 21st Street Northwest
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Washington, DC, 20036


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106 Irving Street Northwest
Suite 2100
Washington, DC, 20010


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Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Fellowship Program: National Cancer Institute (2005)

Residency Program: Beth Israel Medical Center (2002)

Internship Program: Beth Israel Medical Center (1998)

Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University College of Medical (1997)

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  • Mar 18, 2024

    Excellent care!

  • Feb 12, 2024

    Dr. Rosen is absolutely one of the best doctors I've had care for me! She's very detailed in explaining about your medical condition and leaves you feeling like I'm been blessed to have a surgeon/doctor like this in my life!

  • Feb 5, 2024

    Dr. Rosen is one of a kind. So glad I found her to do my operation almost four year ago.