Peter Rosen, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.A.E.M., a senior lecturer on medicine at Harvard School of Medicine and attending emergency physician at Beth Israel/Deaconess Medical Center took a look back at the evolution of emergency medicine at the UMKC School of Medicine’s W. Kendall McNabney Endowed Lectureship on May 3.
Rosen discussed his career, which began as a general surgeon only to change specialties after suffering two early age heart attacks. He has since become one of the foremost leaders in developing emergency medicine as a specialty.
He has served in numerous leadership positions with the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Board of Emergency Medicine and has received many awards for his role in expanding the emergency medicine as a specialty.
Rosen played a significant role in developing the emergency medicine residency program at Denver Health Medical Center.
A graduate of Washington University School of Medicine, he completed an internship at Chicago Hospitals and Clinics and a residency in emergency medicine at Highland County Hospital in Calif. He has since served as editor in chief of the Journal of Emergency Medicine and other publications and authored many books and articles on emergency medicine.
Rosen currently serves as a visiting professor of medicine at University of Arizona.
This year’s McNabney Lectureship took place as part of the School of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency program’s 40th anniversary celebration.