Dr. John Rose is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who cares for patients with cancer. He performs the entire spectrum of reconstruction, including surgery of the head and neck, extremities, breast, chest cavity and abdominal cavity. He has special expertise in microvascular reconstructive techniques (using blood vessels, bone and tissue from other parts of the body), such as nerve repair, free tissue transfer and lymphatic reconstruction.
In research, Rose focuses on the performance of health care systems for patients having surgery. Taking a broad view of health services, he studies the effects of hospital protocols, the dissemination of new technologies, and the effects of health care policy on patient care. His research has received funding from the National Institutes of Health and includes data from patients in numerous countries. He has authored more than 50 scientific manuscripts, and his findings have been featured in landmark initiatives from the Lancet, World Bank and World Health Organization.
Rose earned a medical degree from the University of California, Irvine and a master of public health degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He completed a residency in general surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins University. He then completed a fellowship in microsurgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.