Charles  L.  Rosen, MD, PhD, FAANS

Elected: 2013




Charles Lee Rosen was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 11th, 1965. He attended Washington University in St Louis MO, graduating Magna cum Laude with an A.B. in biology. He next attended New York University School of Medicine as a medical scientist trainee, earning his Master’s in Science (1991), PhD in Cell Biology and Neuroscience (1992) and his MD with selection to AOA (1994). He completed Neurosurgical Residency Training at George Washington University under the guidance of Drs. L. Sekhar and C. Caputy in 2001. He joined the faculty of West Virginia University in 2001, served as program director from 2007- 2013. Served as Vice Chair (2010), Interim Chair (2011-12), and was named Chair and Professor of Neurosurgery in September 2012.


Dr. Rosen has maintained a diverse practice with an emphasis on Cranial Base and Neurovascular Surgery. He has also maintained a funded laboratory studying the impact of aging on an animal model of cerebral ischemia. He has published on how the blood brain barrier, inflammation, and repair are unique in the aged animal. Dr. Rosen has also been studying traumatic brain injury and has developed a model of blast injury.


Dr. Rosen has had leadership roles in the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies, Congress of Neurosurgery, West Virginia Neurosurgical Society, and the Society of the Virginia’s. He has also had extensive committee responsibilities both nationally and locally. Dr. Rosen lead a team of physicians, computer scientists, engineers, and industry leaders on standardization of how DICOM imaging is distributed on computer media, as well as development of requirements for image viewers.


Most importantly, Dr. Rosen is married to Lisa, mother of his two children Rachel and Joshua. They enjoy travel - nationally and internationally. The family likes outdoor activities in West Virginia such as hiking and biking. Charles collects classic sports cars and motorcycles which get used for autocrossing and various travel adventures.


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