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Former Dermatology Chief and Professor Emeritus Dr. Elias Rosenberg Passes Away

Dr. Rosenberg trained more than 100 dermatology residents over a 50 year span.

Elias Rosenberg, MD, professor emeritus and former division chief of Dermatology in the UTHSC College of Medicine, passed away on July 21. He was recruited to UTHSC in 1962 to start the dermatology program and would go on to train more than 100 dermatology residents, as well as hundreds of medical students and residents of other disciplines over the next 50 years.

During his career, Dr. Rosenberg was awarded the Rex Amonette Professorship in Dermatology at UTHSC. In 1998, he received the American Academy of Dermatology’s Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Rosenberg served with distinction on the faculty of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, UT Bowld Hospital, the United States Naval Hospital at Millington, Regional One Health (formerly The Regional Medical Center at Memphis), and the Memphis VA Medical Center.

Dr. Rosenberg also was acting dean of the UTHSC College of Medicine from 1975-1976.