Dr. Clark Rosen is the Director of the University of Pittsburgh Voice Center and Professor of Otolaryngology in the School of Medicine. At the Voice Center, Dr. Rosen is the Director of the Fellowship in Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice. He also serves as the Medical Director, Speech Pathology Department, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Additionally, he is a Professor in the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Communication Science and Disorders.
Dr. Rosen graduated with a BA in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1984, and received his MD from Rush Medical College in Chicago in 1989. Dr. Rosen received his otolaryngology training at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, and completed a fellowship in laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, and the University of Tennessee Voice Institute. Upon completion of his fellowship in 1995, Dr. Rosen was recruited to join the Department of Otolaryngology faculty. That year, he also initiated and became Director of the University of Pittsburgh Voice Center, which is now recognized as one of the premier centers in the country for care of the performing voice and diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders.
Dr. Rosen is professionally active through membership in a variety of professional and scientific societies, including the Triological Society, and is an active Fellow in the American Laryngological Association (ALA). He is on council for the ALA and serves as the treasurer for the ALA. Dr. Rosen has been named a Best Doctor in America (8 years) and received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) (2008). He serves on the Voice and Swallowing Disorders Committee of the AAO-HNS, and on the Voice Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Rosen has been the recipient of multiple awards, including the 2014 First Place British Medical Association Book Award. He lectures and teaches regularly at national and international voice conferences and meetings.
Dr. Rosen’s work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, and he has contributed chapters to and served as co-editor for several otolaryngology textbooks. In 2008, Dr. Rosen published a ground-breaking textbook on operative techniques in laryngology. In 2009 and 2012, he received the Journal of Voice Best Paper Award in the Clinical Medicine category and the Speech-Language Pathology/Vocal Pedagogy category, respectively.
In addition to his academic and professional involvement, Dr. Rosen is active in research efforts at the university. As a board-certified otolaryngologist specializing in care of the performing voice and treatment of voice disorders, he is involved in a variety of research projects, including in the following areas:
Laryngeal Papilloma Disease
Rehabilitation of the Scarred Vocal Fold
Electrical Stimulation for Vocal Fold Paralysis
Outcome Measures in Voice Disorders
Biomechanical Properties of Phonosurgery Materials