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Dorothea Rosenberger Ph.D.
Prof. Dr. med.

Oberärztin meV Institut für Anästhesiologie


  • Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin
  • Global Health / Humanitarian action projects



Tel. +41 44 255 11 11


Akademischer Werdegang

seit 2018 Professor der Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin, University of Utah Medical School, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.
2014 – 2018 Associate Professor Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin, University of Utah Medical School, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A
2010 – 2014 Associate Professor Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin, Adjunct Associate Professor Neurosurgery, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.
2005 – 2010 Assistant Professor Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.
2009 PhD in Cardiovascular Physiology, Department of Biophysics and Physiology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, U.S.A.
2005 Diplom European Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
2003 – 2004 Herzchirurgische Intensivstation und Herzanästhesie am Universitätsspital Zürich, Schweiz
2001 – 2005 Facharztausbildung, Assistenzärztin in Anästhesiologie, Notfallmedizin (Rega) und Intensivmedizin am Universitätsspital Zürich, Schweiz
1998 – 2001 Facharztausbildung, Assistenzärztin in Notfallmedizin, Anästhesiologie, Brandverletzte &Traumatologischer Intensivmedizin an der Berufsgenossenschaftlichen Unfallklinik, Ludwigshafen, Deutschland
2000 Promotion Dr. med., Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg, Deutschland
1997 Studienstipendium Chirurgie, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, NY, U.S.A.
1996 Studienaufenthalt Anästhesiologie, Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain
1996 – 1997 Studium der Humanmedizin (Praktisches Jahr) Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Deutschland
1991 – 1996 Studium der Humanmedizin Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Deutschland

Global Health/Humanitarian action projects

2021 Medical Mission Team, Migori, Kenya
2020 COVID-ICU Medical Team at New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, NY, U.S.A.
2012 Visiting Professor and Medical Mission Team, University of Health Sciences, Phnom Penh and Angkor Hospital for Children, Siem Reap, Cambodia
2009 Medical Mission Team, Pokhara, Nepal
2008 Medical Mission Team, Manila, Philippines
2000 – 2005 Aiut Alpin Dolomites, Mountain Rescue, Pontives, Italy
1991 – 1996 Amnesty International Student Group, Universität Heidelberg, Deutschland


  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Anaesthesie und Intensivmedizin (DGAI)
  • Bund Deutscher Anaesthesisten (BDA)
  • International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS)
  • European Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care (ESAIC)
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
  • Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA)
  • Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC)
  • Neurocritical Care Society (NCS)
  • Heidelberg Medical School Alumni Germany and United States (HAUS)
  • 2017-2021 Chairperson ASA American Society of Anesthesiology Committee on Neuroanesthesia (member since 2014)
  • Since 2016 Committee Member, ASA American Society of Anesthesiology, Committee on Critical Care Medicine
  • 2020 ASA president appointed member of Ad hoc ASA Committee on Life Imbalances
  • Reviewer for “PLoS One”, Publisher Public Library of Science
  • Reviewer for “Journal of Surgical Research”


  • Since 2018 Principal Investigator Identification of a phenotype for increased risk of haemorrhage in ECMO, LVAD/RVAD and septic patients (IRB approval # 00110290, University of Utah Grant supported
  • 4/2020-4/2021 Principal Investigator Assessment of Patient Characteristics and Treatment Strategies from Critical Coronavirus-2019 Infections (COVID19). Grant supported Immunology, Inflammation, and Infectious Diseases 3i Initiative University of Utah Medical School
  • 2012-2014 Principal Investigator and co-PI on NIH 5R01AG044920-02 with total costs of $264,000.00 plus additional intramural grant support Mechanisms of anesthetics in a rodent model, collaboration with Neurosciences, PI Ann-Charlotte Granholm, D.D.S., Ph.D. (Colorado University Anschutz, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.)