Charles L. Rosen, MD, PhD
Neurosurgeon and Former WVU Professor

I had the privilege of working with Dr. Charles Rosen for over 15 years. He served as my
attending physician and chairman of the WVU Department of Neurosurgery in Morgantown, WV
during that time.

To say that I learned a lot from Dr. Rosen would be an understatement! He is one of the few surgeons that I have worked with who truly is passionate about his profession. He expressed his love for the neurosciences to his colleagues, residents, and visiting students.

He enjoyed introducing rotating medical students to the exciting world of neurosurgery. He welcomed questions and encouraged students to observe his surgeries in the operating room. He valued and respected my opinion. He provided a strong unwavering leadership and was committed to helping his staff grow as individuals and as a department.

His confidence and ability to stay level-headed in the face of adversity make him not only a strong leader, but a respectable human being as well. Any neurosurgical program would be lucky to have him as a part of their team.

Lindsey Mikeo, PA-C

Meet Dr. Rosen

Dr. Rosen most recently served as Department Chair of Neurological Surgery at West Virginia University (WVU) School of Medicine from 2012 through 2017, following his 2011 appointment as Interim Department Chair.

He joined the faculty at WVU in 2001 and held various positions in the WVU Department of Neurosurgery, including vice chair, director of research and the neurosurgical research laboratories, and director of cranial base surgery.

He was professor of Neurosurgery and Program Director for Residency in Neurological Surgery in the WVU Department of Neurosurgery at WVU School of Medicine, among other academic and clinical roles.

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Testimonial: Ed DeCosta

The name of it was a hemangiopericytoma, and it was in the frontal lobe, the front part of my brain cavity, and it had grown to the size of a grapefruit. It was impacting my self-awareness, and so I was behaving in very different ways. And of course my...

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Testimonials: Cara Sedney, MD

I've known Dr. Rosen since I was a medical student. He started out as a mentor, mentoring me through the process to become a neurosurgeon, then he was my boss as a trainee, then I stayed on at WVU and he was my boss in my first job. I've known him as a...

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Testimonial: Richard Douglas, MD

Several years ago, I became critically ill, where I was hospitalized at the university hospital for two months. He visited me every day of the week for two months to check on my well-being. As a fellow department member, he felt that was part of his...

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