Carol Rosen, MD

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Carol Rosen, MD


  • Division: Pulmonology, Allergy and Immunology


Carol L. Rosen, MD, is Medical Director, Pediatric Sleep Services in the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and holds the J. S. Rube Endowed Chair in Pediatric Sleep Medicine. She is Professor, Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Rosen is board certified in pediatrics, pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine.
She earned her undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., and her medical degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago, Ill. Dr. Rosen completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric pulmonary medicine at Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas, and completed her postdoctoral training as a research fellow at Columbia University, New York, N.Y.

Dr. Rosen was appointed to the UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital medical staff in 1999. Previously she had been on the medical staff of Yale New Haven Hospital since 1989 and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn. Prior to that she was on the staff of Texas Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor School of Medicine.

A dedicated researcher as well as a clinician, Dr. Rosen’s research interests include all types of pediatric sleep disorders. She has served as Principal Investigator or co-investigator on a number of clinical studies related to sleep disorders in children and adolescents, including sleep apnea, narcolepsy and sleep disturbances in children with sickle cell disease. Dr. Rosen currently is co–investigator on a multicenter study evaluating the role of asthma and nocturnal oxygen desaturation on sickle cell disease outcomes in children.

She has published numerous articles about her sleep disorder research in peer-reviewed journals and authored more than two dozen textbook chapters, review articles and papers in electronic media. Dr. Rosen is a frequent invited speaker at national sleep medicine meetings and conferences. She is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Thoracic Society, American College of Chest Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Research Interests
Sleep disorders in children and adolescents: sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia, parasomnias, circadian rhythm disturbances, nocturnal movement disorders Sleep disorders in special populations: Down syndrome, Prader Willi, sickle cell, chronic pulmonary conditions, craniofacial disorders, sickle cell disease, neurologic disorders

Awards and Recognitions
• J. S. Rube Endowed Chair in Pediatric Sleep Medicine, UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, 2013
• American Board of Sleep Medicine Helmut S. Schmidt Award for Exemplary Service, 2006