Raul J. Rosenthal, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S.

Dr. Rosenthal completed his medical school and surgical residency in Rosario, Argentina. In 1982 he emigrated to Frankfurt, Germany, where he repeated his general surgery residency and became an attending surgeon at the Northwest Hospital. In 1993 Dr. Rosenthal emigrated to the USA. Three years of minimally invasive surgery fellowship at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in LA were followed by a third general surgery residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in NY. Since 1999 he is Chief of MIS and Bariatric Surgery and director of Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida. In 2019 Dr. R was appointed Regional Director of the Digestive Disease Institute of Cleveland Clinic Florida. Since 2012 he is the Chairman of the Department of General Surgery and, since 2011, the director of the General Surgery Residency Program. Dr. Rosenthal served between 2014 and 2016 as Chief of Staff and Chairman of the Medical Executive Committee at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Rosenthal was appointed for 6 years in the Board of Governors of SAGES and served for an equal amount of time in the SAGES Foundation. Dr. Rosenthal is a Founding member and immediate past president of the Fellowship Council. He also served on multiple committees and is President of the American Chapter of the International Federation of Societies of Obesity Surgery, Past president of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons ( ASMBS), and past president of the ASMBS Foundation, South Florida Chapter of ACS and the Fellowship Council. He is a founding member and secretary-treasurer of the International Society of Fluorescent Image Guided Surgery. He is Editor in Chief of SOARD, Editor of SURGERY, and founding Clinical Editor of Bariatric Times. He also serves as associate editor of Obesity Surgery. Additionally, he is an Editorial Board member of Annals of Surgery, Selected Readings in General Surgery, and Surgical Endoscopy. He is the immediate past president and governor of the South Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. R is an honorary member of several surgical societies, including the Federation of Latin-American Surgeons, Argentinian, Indian, Peruvian, Bolivian, German, and Israeli Societies of Surgery. Dr. R. conducted well over 10,000 general surgery and bariatric procedures and trained over 60 fellows in advanced gastrointestinal, minimally invasive, and bariatric surgery. He is the author or co-author of over 500 abstracts and peer-reviewed publications, more than 60 book chapters, and over 200 educational videos. He has contributed over 90 book chapters and is the Co-Editor of several books, including the ASMBS Bariatric Surgery Book, Globesity, Netter’s Gastroenterology, The Pathophysiology of Pneumoperitoneum, Fluorescent Imaging for Surgeons, Operative Strategies in Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery and Mental Conditioning for Common Operations in Surgical Training.