Dr. Rosenbaum is a board-certified neurosurgeon, medical acupuncturist and patient advocate. Compelled to find the intersection of the lowest possible risk and highest possible outcome he takes a multidisciplinary approach to every patient no matter how complex or straightforward the case may appear. In 30 years practicing medicine, he has developed a passion for patient centered, safety-focused multimodal health care. He was trained at the President’s Hospital, Bethesda Naval Hospital, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Hershey Medical Center. After 20 years of Naval Service Dr. Rosenbaum retired with tours in Okinawa, Japan; Landstuhl, Germany and Kandahar Afghanistan among others. He finished his career training the next generation of military neurosurgeons at the storied joint command, Walter National Military Medical center in Bethesda, MD. His commitment to integrated medicine was the driving force behind the authorship of the Navy’s clinical practice guidelines for the care and management of back and neck pain still in use after 20 years, the introduction of true endoscopic spinal surgery at the military’s flagship joint military medical center and becoming lead champion for stem cell advocacy in the care of war wounded. His connection to patient safety reaches back 25 years when he developed one of the nation’s first safety timeout and preoperative briefs, predating the Joint Commission’s Universal Protocol by more than 8 years, insuring the highest of patient safety records. Subsequently asked to educate other providers on patient safety in
many institutions Dr. Rosenbaum holds the oath “Primum non nocere” as his first charge. He is also a frequent speaker on topics such as craniocervical and atlantoaxial instability, head injuries, post-operative pain management, steroids and their impact, and integrated care and it’s advantages. He is a staunch advocate for complimentary medicine in the healing process and non-opioid pain management where and when appropriate. Dr. Rosenbaum has authored and co-authored numerous articles in a number of healthcare publications and lectures quarterly throughout the world. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a diplomate of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and is the past President of the Board of Directors for Warrior Canine Connection and the current Vice-Chair the Board of Trustees of Parker University. He holds two US patents (with two in process), performs patient advocacy and medico-legal support, as well as industry team and leadership development as part of his non- clinical off duty activities. He enjoys solving problems by enacting simplest possible solutions. Before he retired from the US Navy, he was featured in two books, two editions of Stars and Stripes (Navy Edition) in addition to being Surface Warfare qualified and awarded medals/ribbons for Defense Meritorious Service, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation, Humanitarian service and Afghanistan campaign among others. He received his Doctorate of Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA and a BS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA after graduating from Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, VA.