Dr. Rosemurgy appointed Associate Dean in College of Medicine

Dr. Alexander Rosemurgy

Alexander, Rosemurgy, MD, professor of surgery and medicine at USF Health, has been named Associate Dean for Medical Simulation and Academic Enrichment in the College of Medicine.

“Dr. Rosemurgy will play important roles in our progress towards building a leading academic medical center committed to new discovery and innovation,” said Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, CEO for USF Health and dean of the College of Medicine. “He will enhance the participation of junior faculty and residents in our clinical departments in cutting-edge translational and clinical research.”

Dr. Rosemurgy has been instrumental in working Deborah Sutherland, PhD, associate vice president for Continuing Professional Development at USF Health, to help develop the USF Health Simulation Center at Tampa General Hospital. The center — designed to be a model center for simulation education and training in the Southeast — houses a comprehensive variety of advanced simulators that allow physicians and other health professionals to practice surgical and clinical skills in a controlled setting, without risk to patients.

Dr. Rosemurgy is surgical director of the Digestive Disorders Center at Tampa General Hospital. He holds the Vivian Clark Reeves/Joy McCann Culverhouse Endowed Chair for Digestive Diseases and Pancreatic Cancer at USF. His research focus and clinical interests include achalasia, portal hypertension, GERD, cholangiocarcinoma, and pancreatic cancer. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed papers in his areas of expertise.

Dr. Rosemurgy received his MD degree from the University of Michigan College of Medicine and completed a surgical residency at the University of Chicago where he spent two years in basic science research. He joined the USF College of Medicine in 1984. He founded and directs the General Surgery Division’s Academic Summer Program, a rigorous program that educates and mentors students interested in careers in medicine and emphasizes translational and clinical research.

– Story by Anne DeLotto Baier, USF Health Communications
– Photo by Eric Younghans, USF Health Communications/Media Center