Faculty Profile

Seth A. Rosen, MD

Seth A. Rosen, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology & Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Chief of Staff, Emory Johns Creek Hospital

Chair, Emory Healthcare Robotic Surgery

Email: seth.rosen@emoryhealthcare.org

Certification American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2015

Biography

Dr. Seth Rosen is an associate professor of surgery in the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. He graduated from the Emory College of Arts and Sciences and New York University School of Medicine. He completed his training in general surgery at the University of Chicago, followed by a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Florida. He has been in practice since 2002.

His clinical interests are focused on the management of diverticular disease, colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and all benign and malignant anorectal diseases. He has extensive experience with robotic-assisted colon and rectal surgery, performing over 600 procedures to date.

Dr. Rosen's research interests include evaluating outcomes of robotic colon and rectal surgery, measuring objective performance metrics during robotic surgery, using video assessment to evaluate robotic surgeon competency, understanding how best to train new surgeons in robotic colon and rectal surgery, and developing recommendations regarding privileging and credentialing for robotic surgery.

Dr. Rosen serves as Chief of Staff of Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Chair of Emory Healthcare Robotic Surgery, and is the site director at Emory Johns Creek Hospital for Emory University School of Medicine's colorectal surgery fellowship, general surgery residency, and physician assistants training program. He serves on additional institutional committees that are focused on quality, safety, physician training, and credentialing.

Dr. Rosen's numerous organizational memberships include the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, The International Society of University Colorectal Surgeons, and the Southeastern Surgical Society. He serves on committees focused on operative competency, resident training, and colorectal surgery.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, swimming, yoga, motorcycle trips, and traveling.

Publications

View Dr. Rosen's publications in PubMed.

Affiliations

  • Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

  • Emory Johns Creek Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital

  • The Emory Clinic

Education

  • MD, New York University School of Medicine, Class of 1996

  • General Surgery Residency, Department of General Surgery, University of Chicago Hospitals, 1996-2001

  • Colorectal Surgery Residency, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2001-2002

Current Organizational Memberships

  • Fellow, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  • The International Society of University Colorectal Surgeons

  • Southeastern Surgical Congress

  • Medical Association of Georgia

  • Georgia Surgical Society

Clinical Interests

  • Anal cancer

  • Benign anorectal disease

  • Colitis

  • Colon and rectal cancer

  • Colonoscopy

  • Colorectal surgery

  • Complex pelvic surgery

  • Constipation disorders

  • Crohn's disease

  • Diverticulitis

  • Fecal incontinence

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

  • Laparoscopic surgery

  • Rectal surgery

  • Rectocele repair

  • Robotic surgery

  • Small intestine surgery

Research Interests

  • Evaluating outcomes of robotic colon and rectal surgery

  • Measuring objective performance metrics during robotic surgery

  • Using video assessment to evaluate robotic surgeon competency

  • Evaluating and developing efficient methods for training new surgeons in robotic colon and rectal surgery

  • Developing recommendations regarding privileging and credentialing for robotic surgery