Jennifer Erica Rosen

jennifer rosenJennifer Rosen, MD, is chief, Endocrine Surgery, and vice chair for Research, Department of Surgery, MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Dr. Rosen is a practicing surgeon with a clinical practice in surgical oncology. She is currently conducting numerous protocols for the collection and evaluation of human tumor tissue. As a surgical oncology fellow at the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Rosen worked on a microarray profiling project in thyroid cancer and on the evaluation of antiangiogenic therapies in a variety of preclinical models. In her position at Boston University, she has built a strong interdisciplinary research program focused on improving outcomes for patients with cancer. Her work in this area has resulted in two patent filings.

Dr. Rosen has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles in journals, such as Annals of Surgical Oncology, Thyroid and JAMA surgery. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and a member of several other professional societies, including the American Medical Association, the Association for Academic Surgery and the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. She has served on several ACS committees and represents the ACS Fellowship as an elected member of the Commission on Cancer. She also has served as a Massachusetts Medical Society Ambassador to the American Medical Association.

Her medical degree is from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA. She completed a surgical internship and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, NY, NY, and a fellowship at the National Cancer Institute.

Research Interests

Dr. Rosen’s research interests include

  • Endocrine surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Surgical management of endocrine disorders

Selected Research

Screening for thyroid cancer biomarkers

Dr. Rosen is a co-project leader on this study sponsored by the National Cancer Institute Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer. Standard care for patients with clinically significant thyroid nodules includes ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy. Some patients then require surgical thyroidectomy to exclude malignancy. This study demonstrated the use of a new, quicker diagnostic technology, which may improve the speed, reliability and cost of thyroid cancer diagnosis. Some results of this work have been published in Head and Neck Oncology (2012;4:85).

Optical spectroscopy guidance in thyroid surgery: identifying parathyroid and neighboring tissues

Dr. Rosen is a co-principal investigator on this project sponsored by the Coulter Foundation and Invuity, Inc. This project is designed to develop, refine and test a very fine needle aspiration probe for use in optical spectroscopy for diagnosis of parathyroid tissue.

View Dr. Rosen's publications on PubMed

  • Research Areas
  • Health Services/Quality/Outcomes
  • Other Surgical