Internationally Recognized Cardiologist Passed Away May 5, 2012
David S. Rosenbaum, MD, Chief of the Division of Cardiology and Director of Heart & Vascular Center for The MetroHealth System passed away on May 5, 2012, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was an internationally recognized cardiologist, scientist and thought leader, who came to MetroHealth in 1999. He also was the Louis Rakita, MD, and Maurice Moss, MD, Professor of Cardiology and a Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Physiology and Biophysics at Case Western Reserve University.
A Chicago native, Dr. Rosenbaum was raised in Skokie and received both engineering and medical degrees from the University of Illinois. He completed internship and residency programs at Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, and a fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Dr. Rosenbaum established the Heart & Vascular Research Center at MetroHealth and authored the only textbook on optical imaging in the heart. He delivered more than 200 international lectures and authored more than 100 original articles and book chapters. He served on editorial boards, advisory panels, and research study sections at the National Institute of Health, and until recently, served as president of the American Heart Association’s Cleveland branch.
His passion was to train a new generation of scientists, and he mentored more than 40 early career scientists including several young investigator award recipients and finalists. He was the Director of the Cardiology Fellowship Program and the Department of Medicine Physician Scientist Pathway Program.
On May 9, 2012, he posthumously received the Heart Rhythm Society Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to cardiac electrophysiology.