Dr. Andrew Rosenberg Publishes Two New Books on Bone Pathology

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Dr. Andrew Rosenberg, professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, published two new reference books on bone pathology in June.

In collaboration with Dr. G. Petur Nielsen, the third edition of Diagnostic Pathology: Bone was published by Elsevier and Tumors of the Bones and Joints: Series 5 was published by the American Registry of Pathology in collaboration with the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.

Dr. Andrew Rosenberg

These books aid in the instruction of trainees and help practicing pathologists, radiologists, and orthopedic surgeons diagnose and treat the most difficult cases correctly. The books also serve as essential guides in understanding bone tumor pathology and diagnosis.

“The books took many, many painstaking hours to write – during evenings and weekends – it is a sacrifice of time and energy," Dr. Rosenberg said. "I do it to help enhance medical education of physicians and improve patient care. I have been fortunate to have seen many remarkable cases from which I have developed a unique library of approximately 100,000 digital images. It is a small way I can give back."

Dr. Nilsen trained with Dr. Rosenberg at the Massachusetts General Hospital where they worked together for more than 15 years and have maintained a close relationship.

Dr. Rosenberg joined the university in 2011 after serving as professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and several senior roles in the Department of Pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital where he practiced for 30 years. He currently is vice chair of Faculty Affairs and director of Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology as well as director of Intraoperative Services at the University of Miami. He has authored or co-authored more than 400 papers, 70 book chapters and co-authored or edited five books. His research encompasses neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

Dr. Rosenberg has been recognized each year for excellence in teaching by the residents and fellows since joining the department. He institutes high standards and expectations, focuses on helping the trainees become committed, state-of-the-art, compassionate, self-educating, and responsible pathologists dedicated to patient care.

Surrounded by young striving physicians, Dr. Rosenberg says this “keeps him on his toes” which he finds a very enjoyable challenge in this age of rapid scientific and medical advancement. As director of the Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology Fellowship, he works closely with the trainees where they are responsible for an active international consultation service as well as in-house specimens. Fellows benefit greatly by working in this rich learning friendly environment with considerable interactions with a multidisciplinary team of radiologists, surgeons, and medical and radiation oncologists. Graduating fellows obtain excellent employment opportunities.