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John T. Rosenthal, MD

UCLA Physician John T.  Rosenthal, MD specializes in Transplant Surgery, Urology.
Preferred Name
J. Thomas Rosenthal, MD
Specialty
Transplant Surgery, Urology
Gender
Male
Language Spoken
English
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
State License Number
G59107
Contact
(310) 794-7700
Voted Best Doctor
Voted Super Doctor
PRACTICE LOCATION

10833 Le Conte Ave, B7-240 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095

MEDICAL BOARD CERTIFICATION
Urology, American Board of Urology, 1982
EDUCATION
Residency
Urology, Lahey Medical Center, 1977 - 1980
Surgery, University of Virginia Hospitals, 1975 - 1976
Internship
Surgery, University of Virginia Hospitals, 1974 - 1975
Medical Degree
MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 1973
CLINICAL INTEREST
Kidney Transplant, Laparoscopic Surgery
AFFILIATION
IN THE NEWS
Weighing Medical Costs of End-of-Life Care (The New York Times - Dec 22, 2009)
MORE INFORMATION
Research Interest
Transplantation immunology
Additional Information

Dr. Rosenthal joined the faculty of UCLA School of Medicine in 1986 as Director of Renal Transplantation.  Under Dr. Rosenthal's leadership, the Renal Transplant program tripled in size while maintaining the highest graft survival results in the country.  Clinical research was developed as an important part of the program, culminating in the program's receiving NIH funding for participation in the first NIH sponsored clinical trials in transplantation.

In 1990, he was appointed Executive Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Vice Chairman of the Medical Faculty Board.  He was responsible for improvements in contracting for specialty services, development of the Department of Surgery practice plan, and for hospital-wide clinical pathway development.   In 1996, Dr. Rosenthal was appointed to be Director of the UCLA Medical Group.  As Director, he oversaw development of managed care services, including contracting, quality management, clinical effectiveness, utilization management, and claims payment. 

In 1999, Dr. Rosenthal was appointed Chief Medical Officer for all hospitals within UCLA Health.  He has responsibility for managing clinical quality and patient safety; strengthening UCLA Health relationships with and among physicians; ensuring prompt access to and coordination of care.  

In 2003, he was appointed Associate Vice Chancellor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA with responsibility for affiliate relations and clinical research.

Professional Memberships:
American College of Surgeons
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
American Urological Association
American Urological Association, Western Section
Los Angeles Urological Society
National Kidney Foundation of Southern California
Southern California Transplant Society
The Transplantation Society
Urologic Society for Transplantation & Vascular Surgery
Western Association of Transplant Surgeons
The Society of University Surgeons
The Society of University Urologists
Society of Chief Medical Officers

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