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

I was referred to Dr. Rosen in 2001. My family doctor sent me to Dr. Rosen because he did not know what to do with the condition I had. My surgery was over eight hours long. The cyst was the size of a tennis ball, but after that eight-hour surgery, there was a friend that was able to come into the recovery room to see me. I was awake, I was coherent, I was talking. That is, in itself, phenomenal.

I feel that Dr. Rosen is one of the most skilled, knowledgeable physicians I’ve ever met. He gave me the push to want to get better, to go on and do other things, because it’s kind of hard to go through the kind of surgery that I had. It takes a toll on your whole personality, and he kind of helped me work through that. I owe so much to Dr. Rosen, not only because of him saving my life, but encouraging me, helping me grow as a person. My mom laid in an ICU bed, and Dr. Rosen came to ICU and asked me if I needed anything, if my family needed anything. When my son was in Iraq, he made sure he checked on him. Those are the kinds of things that you don’t see in physicians today. They don’t have the time to take to personalize your care, but he does.

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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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