|Dr. Alan Rosen completed his internship and residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University. Prior to immigrating to the United States, Dr. Rosen attended Medical School at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
He then taught Anatomy at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, where he received numerous teaching awards.
He continued his training with a Fellowship in Hand and Microvascular Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery at Cornell University in New York City.
Dr. Rosen is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand with Certification of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity.
In addition, Dr. Rosen a member of the Texas Orthopaedic Association, the Houston Orthopaedic Society, the Texas Medical Association and the Harris County Medical Society.
Dr. Rosen specializes in surgery of the hand and upper extremity, treating traumatic injuries, overuse syndromes, arthritis, and a wide spectrum of other conditions. He treats common problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, ganglion cysts, and tennis elbow, as well as more complex problems including tendon lacerations, nerve injuries, fractures, and dislocations. Additionally, Dr. Rosen performs reconstructive procedures and joint replacements to combat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
"The hand is a very intricate, complex and vital organ. People may not anticipate how devastating a hand injury can be to every aspect of their daily life."
Generally, Dr. Rosen prefers conservative treatment when appropriate. However, when presented with injuries such as a fracture or the laceration of a tendon or nerve, he makes recommendations as to the most appropriate treatment.
An advocate for patient education, Dr. Rosen is available to discuss potential treatments and possible outcomes with patients. “I have always believed that educating patients about their conditions allows them to make better, more informed decisions.”
Dr. Rosen was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He immigrated to the United States in 1986, living first in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City prior to moving with his family to Houston in 1997. “One of the greatest benefits of having moved to Houston is the warmth and kindness of Texans. Everyone is genuinely pleasant and appreciative. My patients are a pleasure to treat. One of my greatest sources of satisfaction is the large number of family, friends, and colleagues that are referred to me by former patients.”
A published author, Dr. Rosen continues to open new doors in the advancement of hand and upper extremity orthopedic care: while conforming treatment plans to the lifestyle and personal needs of each patient.
Memberships and Affiliations
Dr. Rosen is a participating member and fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). He is also a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), the American Medical Association (AMA), the Harris County Medical Society, the Houston Orthopaedic Society, the Texas Medical Association, the Texas Orthopaedic Association, and the Western Orthopaedic Association.
Education and Certifications
Dr. Rosen is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery (CAQ).
He received his undergraduate degree and Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of the Witwatersrand and its medical school in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Professional Medical Affiliations
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons | American Society for Surgery of the Hand | American Medical Association