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Ronnie Rosenthal, MD

Emeritus Faculty; Surgeon-In-Chief, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

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Ronnie Rosenthal, MD

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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

  • Fellow
    S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical Center/Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY (1982)
  • Chief Resident
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY (1981)
  • Resident
    S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY (1980)
  • MD
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center (1977)
  • Intern
    S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY (1977)
  • Research Fellow
    S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Edward H Storer Resident Teaching AwardDepartment of Surgery- Graduating Surgery Chief Residents2010
Secretaries Hands and Heart AwardDepartment of Veterans Affairs2007
Society of Distinguished TeachersYale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT2002
Leah Lowenstein Faculty Graduation Award for Promotion of Humane Equalitarian Medical EducationYale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT1998
Eta Kappa NuNational Electrical Engineering Honorary Society1967
Tau Beta PiNational Engineering Honorary Society1967
New York State Regents Scholarship1964, 1969

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