Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FASMBS

Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Chairman, Department of General Surgery
Director, General Surgery Residency Program
Director, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute,
Director, Advanced GI Surgical Fellowship
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Weston, FL
Clinical Professor of Surgery at
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at
Case Western Reserve University
Affiliate Professor of Surgery at
Herbert Wertheim School of Medicine, Florida International University
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University
Ross University, School of Medicine
Co-Editor in Chief, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (SOARD)

Professional Activities and Distinctions:

Dr. Rosenthal completed his medical school and surgical residency in Rosario Argentina. In 1982 he emigrated to Frankfurt , Germany where he repeated general surgery residency and became attending surgeon at the Northwest Hospital. In 1993 Dr. Rosenthal emigrated to the USA. Three years of minimally invasive surgery fellowship at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in LA were followed by third general surgery residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in NY. Since 1999 he is Chief of MIS and Bariatric Surgery and director of Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Since 2012 he is the Chairman of the Department of General Surgery and since 2011 the director of the General surgery Residency Program. Dr. Rosenthal served between 2014 and 2016 as Chief of Staff and Chairman of the Medical Executive Committee at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Rosenthal was appointed for 6 years in the Board of Governors of SAGES and served for equal amount of time in the SAGES Foundation.

Dr. Rosenthal is Founding member and immediate past president of the Fellowship Council. He also served on multiple committee’s and is President of the American Chapter of the International Federation of Societies of Obesity Surgery and Past president of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons ( ASMBS) and past president of the ASMBS Foundation, South Florida Chapter of ACS and the Fellowship Council. He is founding Clinical Editor of Bariatric Times and Co-Editor in Chief of SOARD. He also serves as associate editor of Obesity Surgery. Additionally he is Editorial Board member of Annals of Surgery, Selected Readings in General Surgery, Langennbeck’s Archive , ACS Case Reviews in Surgery, and Surgical Endoscopy. He is the immediate past President of the South Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and Governor at the American College of Surgeons. Dr. R is honorary member of several surgical societies including the Federation of Latin-American Surgeons, Argentinian, Indian, Peruvian, Bolivian, German and Israeli Societies of surgery. Dr. R. conducted well over 10,000 general surgery and bariatric procedures and trained over 50 fellows in advanced gastrointestinal, minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. He is author or co-author in over 400 abstracts and peer reviewed publications, more than 40 book chapters and over 200 educational videos. He has contributed over 90 book chapters is the Co Editor of several books including the ASMBS Bariatric Surgery Book, Globesity , Netter’s Gastroenterology, The Pathophysiology of Pneumoperitoneum, Fluorescent Imaging for Surgeons, Operative Strategies in Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery and Mental Conditioning for Common Operations in Surgical Training.