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David Rosen, M.D.

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David Rosen, MD
West Virginia University
Professor, Vice Chair of Research, Anesthesiology

David Rosen, M.D.

Board Certification: Anesthesiology

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Residency: Pediatrics / Anesthesia

Faculty Rank:Professor

Special Clinical/Research Interests:Pediatric cardiac anesthesia / Pediatric cardiac and pediatric pain and sedation

Is there a particular population of students (e.g., ethnicity, spiritual, sexual orientation) that you would particularly like to advise?


What does a typical day in the life of a anesthesiologist include?

Getting up early setting up OR, reviewing patients in the PICU, Seeing todays patient doing an H an P update . Inducing the patient, placing lines, managing patient intra-op, Transporting patient to PICU, transferring care ,going to clinic seeing patient for next day.

What is the biggest challenge of being a anesthesiologist?

I am the only pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist in the state. I have a lot to do to keep the pediatric cardiac program going for the children of our state.

How do you foresee Anesthesiology changing over the next 20 years?

More time in the cath lab less in the OR.

What advice would you give a student who is considering an Anesthesiology residency?

Make sure that you a position in anesthesia that will be significantly different from the CRNA.