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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.

  • Education

    UC Irvine, MD, 2010

  • Residencies

    Brigham and Women's Hospital, General Surgery, 2017

    Johns Hopkins University, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2020

  • Fellowships

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Microsurgery, 2021

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

My reviews


Overall Experience
127 Ratings
About our process
Oct 14, 2023
Dr. Rose is HANDS DOWN the best! I honestly can't say enough positive things about him and his care.
Sep 17, 2023
Dr Rose has helped me clearly understand my procedure in both preparation for it and what is necessary for post procedure.Success. I feel very much to be invested in the process. Post procedure Dr Rose and/or his fellow care givers responded to all my questions and concerns.I would highly recommend Dr Rose to anyone who is fortunate to have access to his expertise and to UCSF.
Sep 15, 2023
Very good experience !!!!
Aug 01, 2023
Dr. Rose is my hero!! Though my little shin graft was way below his capabilities in breast reconstruction and plastic surgery he and his team gave me their best and their utmost caring.
Jul 28, 2023
Im satisfied.
Jul 20, 2023
Dr. Rose is AMAZING!!!
Jun 30, 2023
Dr. Rose and his team are thorough professional and caring. I am grateful that they are caring for me.
May 12, 2023
Dr. Rose is honestly one of the best doctors I've ever seen. He is one in a million.
Apr 07, 2023
Excellent across the board
Apr 05, 2023
Dr Rose was great. I asked him some questions that went outside his specialty and he certainly answered them as best he could.
Mar 20, 2023
I looked up the condition on the internet and they provided different answers to the surgeon. It made me skeptical of the treatment plan he provided.
Mar 17, 2023
I have complete trust and faith in Dr Rose. He had explained my procedure to me explicitly in terms that are easily understood. I am very comfortable having Dr Rose as my doctor/surgeon.
Mar 17, 2023
Dr. Rose is the best!
Feb 24, 2023
Jan 20, 2023
Dr.Rose is very considerate and explains and answers questions thoroughly.
Jan 20, 2023
Clear discussion and patient Involvement In Immediate care. Could be earlier information about post surgery care because in my case that care has significant home care demands. Or maybe I was not listening well enough
Jan 15, 2023
Dr Rose pitches his explanations very low (maybe at the middle school level).
Jan 06, 2023
Dr Rose is incredibly insightful highly skilled surprisingly compassionate and nicely matter of fact with explanations about my procedures. I feel so lucky to have found this combo in a surgeon! I believe he understands my needs and goals and has delivered. I am grateful for finding a degree of friendship along with excellent medical and reconstructive care and enjoy the laughs that happen throughout my visits.
Dec 02, 2022
Of the five surgeons I have been treated by in my life Dr. Rose is by far the best. He is very patient he listens well and has excellent bedside manner. I have also had excellent surgical results.
Sep 11, 2022
Dr. Rose is AMAZING. I would write that in skywriting if I could! ; ) He has a caring bedside manner takes his time is thorough and most of all is highly skilled at what he does. I have told everyone I know about the amazing experience I've had with this whole experience.
Aug 28, 2022
I should have asked a few more questions like will my surgery correct the shape or form of my actual boob cause I would like the shape of my natural boob to be different not to hang low how do I ask for that or what do I do about it my natural boob looks like a mountain I'd like it to reshape into a natural shapely boob instead of upside down mountain
Jul 29, 2022
Seems like a caring attending however has plastics best interests at heart not the patients needs and wants.
Mar 05, 2022
Terrible experience. Refused to respond to my questions about the impact of specific period surgery saying "well I wasn't there and can't comment on that" (para). Caused needles distress with his inaccuracies

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