Rosen appointed chair of radiology

By Mark Shelton

UMass Medical School Communications

March 27, 2012
 Max P. Rosen, MD, MPH

Max P. Rosen, MD, MPH, has been appointed chair of the Department of Radiology at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center, Terence R. Flotte, MD, the Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor of Medicine, executive deputy chancellor, provost, dean of the School of Medicine, has announced.

Dr. Rosen is a 1986 graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Following a residency in diagnostic radiology at Boston City Hospital, he completed a fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed a master’s in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health in 1999.

Rosen will join UMMS this September from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), where he is executive vice chair of radiology, associate chief of radiology for community network services, and interim chief of breast imaging. He joined the staff of BIDMC in 1992. He is also an associate professor in radiology at Harvard Medical School.

“In addition to his clinical expertise, Dr. Rosen has been actively involved in optimizing the BIDMC Department of Radiology structure in anticipation of decreasing reimbursements and development of accountable care organizations” said Dr. Flotte. “He has participated in the planning of a new integrated Breast Care Center and has led the initiative for the redesign of interventional radiology services, as well as leading a computer order entry project to allow a more efficient, accurate and customer-friendly process.”

As a past president of the Massachusetts Radiology Society (MRS), Rosen serves on the MRS executive committee and is active in the American College of Radiology, serving as chair of its appropriateness criteria: gastrointestinal panel .

Rosen’s academic and research interests focus on the cost-effectiveness of medical imaging and the measurement of clinical outcomes.

“In making this appointment, I would also like to extend our sincerest appreciation to Joseph Ferrucci, MD, who joined us in 2007 to serve as interim chair,” said Flotte. “Dr. Ferrucci has been instrumental in reorganizing the Department of Radiology. During his tenure, he oversaw the planning and implementation of the imaging facilities in the Ambulatory Care Center and the soon-to-open, diagnostic imaging center at the University Campus.”

Flotte also expressed appreciation to the search committee, led by Kenneth Rock, MD, Kenneth L. Rock, MD, chair and professor of pathology, and Gregory Volturo, MD, FACEP, chair and professor of emergency medicine.