Michael K. Rosner, MD, Appointed to Serve as Chair of the GW Department of Neurological Surgery

Michael Rosner

ANNOUNCEMENT (Feb.13, 2024) - The George Washington University is pleased to announce that Michael K. Rosner, MD, professor of Neurological Surgery, has been appointed to serve as the chair of the GW Department of Neurological Surgery. The department, known for excellence in patient care and for training generations of neurological surgeons, offers state-of-the-art care across the wide spectrum of neurological surgical disorders. Rosner has been serving in this role in an interim capacity since October 2021.

"As an acclaimed, nationally recognized academic leader in neurological surgery, Dr. Rosner is the right person to take the helm of this critically important department in our academic clinical enterprise. Having served as the interim chair for more than two years and before that as the vice chair of the department and program director of the residency in Neurological Surgery, Dr. Rosner has consistently led the department with wisdom and forward-looking energy. He knows the department well and will provide valuable, informed leadership as this department prepares for expansion across all missions," said Barbara L. Bass, MD, professor of Surgery, Walter Bloedorn Chair of Administrative Medicine, vice president for health affairs, dean of the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), and CEO of the GW Medical Faculty Associates (GW MFA).

As chair, Rosner will lead the department’s activities as the GW academic medical enterprise continues its journey to pre-eminence as a health care provider in the nation’s capital. As part of the leadership team of the GW MFA and SMHS, Rosner will be responsible for growing the clinical and academic footprint of the department and bolstering the department’s local, national, and global reputation.

Prior to joining the full-time GW faculty in 2015, Rosner held multiple positions at the F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, including serving as Chief of the Neurological Surgery Service from 2006 to 2011 and Integrated Chief of the Neurological Surgery Service from 2011 to 2015. Rosner retired from the U.S. Army in 2015 and was honored to serve our country while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom during his active-duty years.

Rosner has received numerous honors and awards for his teaching and leadership during his time at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and he is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. A clinician scientist, he has published research in high-impact journals, authored multiple book chapters, and regularly given scientific presentations at conferences and events, both domestically and internationally.

“I am honored and humbled to take on this new role as the chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery. I have had an incredibly rewarding experience serving as the interim chair and as the vice chair of the department, and I look forward to continued partnership with my colleagues and the GW community as I serve in this new capacity,” said Rosner.

Rosner began serving as the full-time chairman of the department on January 1, 2024

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