• Professor, Surgery, CWRU School of Medicine

Education & Training


1992, Vanderbilt University

Medical / Professional School(s)

1997, Keck Medical Center of USC (Keck Hospital of USC)


1998, General Surgery - Massachusetts General Hospital


2004, General Surgery - Massachusetts General Hospital


2005, Laparoscopic Surgery - Carolinas Medical Center

Research Fellowship

2002, Minimally Invasive Surgery - Cleveland Clinic


Gastrointestinal Surgery, Gastrointestional Cancer, Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer

Selected Publications

A Low Neutrophil CD64 Index Is Associated with Sustained Remission During Infliximab Maintenance Therapy.
Minar P, Jackson K, Tsai YT, Rosen MJ, Northcutt M, Khodoun M, Finkelman FD, Denson LA

Arteriovenous loop graft in abdominal wall reconstruction using free tissue transfer.
Gurunluoglu R, Ghaznavi A, Krpata D, Zins J, Rosen MJ

Intra-Abdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome after Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: Quaternary Syndromes?
Kirkpatrick AW, Nickerson D, Roberts DJ, Rosen MJ, McBeth PB, Petro CC, Berrevoet F, Sugrue M, Xiao J, Ball CG

Laparoscopic versus open inguinal hernia repair in patients with obesity: an American College of Surgeons NSQIP clinical outcomes analysis.
Froylich D, Haskins IN, Aminian A, O'Rourke CP, Khorgami Z, Boules M, Sharma G, Brethauer SA, Schauer PR, Rosen MJ

Benefits of Stimulus Exposure: Developmental Learning Independent of Task Performance.
Green DB, Ohlemacher J, Rosen MJ

Evaluation of a fully absorbable poly-4-hydroxybutyrate/absorbable barrier composite mesh in a porcine model of ventral hernia repair.
Scott JR, Deeken CR, Martindale RG, Rosen MJ

Treatment of routine adolescent inguinal hernia vastly differs between pediatric surgeons and general surgeons.
Bruns NE, Glenn IC, McNinch NL, Rosen MJ, Ponsky TA

Prepulse inhibition of the acoustic startle reflex vs. auditory brainstem response for hearing assessment.
Longenecker RJ, Alghamdi F, Rosen MJ, Galazyuk AV

Multicenter, Prospective, Longitudinal Study of the Recurrence, Surgical Site Infection, and Quality of Life After Contaminated Ventral Hernia Repair Using Biosynthetic Absorbable Mesh: The COBRA Study.
Rosen MJ, Bauer JJ, Harmaty M, Carbonell AM, Cobb WS, Matthews B, Goldblatt MI, Selzer DJ, Poulose BK, Hansson BM, Rosman C, Chao JJ, Jacobsen GR

DADA2: High-resolution sample inference from Illumina amplicon data.
Callahan BJ, McMurdie PJ, Rosen MJ, Han AW, Johnson AJ, Holmes SP

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Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2015, Michael Rosen, MD disclosed the following Outside Relationships with Industry:

Davol - Consulting

LifeCell - Consulting

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