David Rothenberger, M.D., will assume the role of head of the Department of Surgery beginning October 1. He currently holds the John P. Delaney Chair of Clinical Surgical Oncology and has been Deputy Chairman of the Department of Surgery since 2006.
Rothenberger is an internationally recognized leader in American surgery, a member of the American Surgical Association and many other professional societies. He is past president of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and the Research Foundation of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.
“David Rothenberger brings a wealth of experience to this role, as well as an appreciation for how the Medical School can help shape the future of health care education and delivery,” said Aaron Friedman, M.D., dean of the Medical School. “David is a proven leader who has held numerous leadership positions in the Medical School, the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota Physicians and the University of Minnesota Medical Center. He has served as a mentor for faculty throughout the Medical School and he has earned a reputation for innovation and collaboration.”