Ronnie Rosenthal, MD

Professor of Surgery; Surgeon-In-Chief, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

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Office of Cooperative Research


Ronnie A Rosenthal, MD, MS, is a fellowship-trained surgeon who earned her medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Specializing in geriatric surgery, Dr. Rosenthal is dedicated to helping older adult patients who have a variety of gastrointestinal and biliary diseases. She is the Chair of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Geriatric Surgery Taskforce and lead editor of the major textbook on this subject. She has led or participated in many national projects to improve the surgical care of older adults, including the current John A. Hartford Foundation/ ACS Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery Project.

Education & Training

MD SUNY Downstate Medical Center (1977)
Fellow S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical Center/Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Research Fellow S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Chief Resident SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Resident S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Intern S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Honors & Recognition

  • Edward H Storer Resident Teaching AwardDepartment of Surgery- Graduating Surgery Chief Residents (2010)

  • Secretaries Hands and Heart AwardDepartment of Veterans Affairs (2007)

  • Society of Distinguished TeachersYale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (2002)

  • Leah Lowenstein Faculty Graduation Award for Promotion of Humane Equalitarian Medical EducationYale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (1998)

  • Eta Kappa NuNational Electrical Engineering Honorary Society (1967)

  • Tau Beta PiNational Engineering Honorary Society (1967)

  • New York State Regents Scholarship (1964, 1969)

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Contact Info

Ronnie Rosenthal, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale Surgical SpecialtiesVA Connecticut Healthcare
950 Campbell Avenue, Ste 112

West Haven, CT 06516
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Mailing Address
SurgeryPO Box 208062
New Haven, CT 06520-8062

Curriculum Vitae