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Dr. James Rosser, Jr.

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Interview Date

June 4, 2013

Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Hospital Chief Executive
Medical Professor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Spaghetti, Catfish
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Maui, Hawaii
Favorite Quote:
You Don't Know What You Don't Know.

Birthplace

Born:
9/14/1954
Birth Location:
Rome, Mississippi

Interview Date

June 4, 2013

Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Hospital Chief Executive
Medical Professor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Spaghetti, Catfish
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Maui, Hawaii
Favorite Quote:
You Don't Know What You Don't Know.

Birthplace

Born:
9/14/1954
Birth Location:
Rome
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Biography

Hospital chief executive and medical professor James C. Rosser, Jr. was born on September 14, 1954 in Rome, Mississippi. He attended James C. Rosser Elementary school and graduated from Gentry High School in 1971. After briefly attending the University of Florida, Rosser enrolled in the University of Mississippi and graduated from there with his B.A. degree in chemistry and biology in 1974. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1980. Rosser then completed his surgical residency at Akron General Medical Center where he served as chief resident from 1984 to 1985.

Upon completion of his residency, Rosser began an academic/private surgical practice at Akron General Medical Center and accepted a position as assistant professor of surgery at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. In addition, Rosser was appointed as assistant professor of surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine, and as professor of surgery at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine. His hospital appointments include Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands and St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. From 1994 to 2002, Rosser served as chief of videoendoscopic surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Then, in 2002, he was named chief of minimally invasive surgery and director of the Advanced Medical technology Institute at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.

Rosser has given more than 350 invited lectures around the world on topics ranging from education to remote control surgery. He has written over fifty peer-reviewed articles, sixteen chapters in books currently in print, and eleven digital books. He holds two patents and he has been credited with the development of several products and appliances. For his efforts, Dr. Rosser has received numerous recognitions and awards, including the NAACP Living Legend Award in Medicine, the National Role Model Award from Minority Access, Inc., the SAGES Gerald Marks Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons’ EXCEL award.

Rosser is married to Dana Mitchell Rosser. They have five children: Kevin S. Rosser, Duane C. Rosser, Angela N. Rosser, Taylor E. Rosser, and Tianna M. Rosser.

James C. Rosser, Jr. was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on June 4, 2013.

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