Michael K. Rosner earned an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering at Marquette University, and a medical degree at
the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. He completed his internship and residency training in neurological
surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. After his residency, Dr. Rosner completed a complex spinal
deformity fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL.
Dr. Rosner was assigned to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC and became Director of the Complex Spine
Surgery service. In 2003, he was temporarily assigned to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany to support the
neurosurgical injuries from the Iraq conflict. In 2005, he was deployed to a combat support hospital in Baghdad, Iraq where
he served with distinction and was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal.
After returning from the war, he continued to serve as Director of Spine Surgery as well as Assistant Chief of the
Neurosurgery Service at Walter Reed. In 2006, Dr. Rosner became the Chief of the Walter Reed Neurosurgery Service. He is
currently Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University and is on track for Associate Professor.
Dr. Rosner has authored several scientific papers and book chapters, and is considered a national expert in many areas of
spine surgery. He has developed and collaborated on new surgical procedures, equipment and several grant awards. He is
currently principal investigator for the $1.2 million grant for the Defense Spinal Cord and Column Injury Program. He is
also a primary investigator overseeing the military's only spine biomechanics lab.
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