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Clark A. Rosen


Chief, Division of Laryngology
Director, UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center
Native Californian, soccer fanatic and yoga devotee

Dr. Clark A. Rosen is an otolaryngologist who cares for adults and children with voice disorders, swallowing problems and upper airway disorders. He is one of the most experienced specialists on the West Coast in the field of laryngology (disorders of the throat and voice box). In addition, he has extensive experience in performing Botox injections of the larynx, used to treat certain voice conditions by relaxing constricted muscles. He is director of the UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center as well as chief of the laryngology division. He also leads the fellowship training program in laryngology and care of the professional voice.

Rosen's research focuses on improving standards of care for patients with voice, swallowing or airway problems. He has created systems of measurement that allow providers to more easily compare treatment options for these conditions and thus select the treatment most likely to succeed.

Rosen earned his medical degree at Rush Medical College. He completed a residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at Oregon Health & Science University and a fellowship in laryngology and upper airway physiology at the University of Tennessee.

Rosen is treasurer of the American Laryngological Association, the oldest surgical society in the country.

Rosen is the proud father of two wonderful young men. He is also proud to continue in the healing tradition of his father, the first obstetrician and gynecologist in Santa Clara County, who provided care there for more than 30 years.

  • Education

    Rush Medical College, 1989

  • Residencies

    Oregon Health & Science University, Head and Neck Surgery, 1994

  • Fellowships

    University of Tennessee, Laryngology and Upper Airway Physiology, 1995

  • Board Certifications

    Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology

  • Academic Title


I feel blessed to play a role in helping patients regain essential functions of life, such as the abilities to swallow and communicate.

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    249 Ratings
    Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
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    Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
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    Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
    226 Ratings
    Knew the important information about your medical history
    245 Ratings
    The provider showed respect for what you had to say
    244 Ratings
    The provider spent enough time with me
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    Decorative Caduceus

    Autologous Muscle Derived Cells for Treatment of Tongue Dysphagia

    Safety will be determined by the frequency and severity of adverse events related to study procedures and study product.


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