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Department Colorectal Surgery
Primary Location West Valley Medical Building
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Resection Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Prevention
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Colostomy
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileostomy
  • Intestinal Stomas
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Fecal Diversion
  • Laparoscopic Ileocolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Proctosigmoidectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Health
  • Mucosal Ulcerative Colitis Medical Management
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectum Reoperative Abdominopelvic Surgery
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Reoperation Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
  • Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
  • Resection of Rectal Diseases
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery
  • Robotic Female Surgery
  • Robotic Pelvic Floor Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation
  • Second Opinion
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Stoma Surgery
  • Surgery for Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Surgery for Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Treatment for Anal Fissure
  • Treatment for Anal Fistula
  • Ulcerative Colitis Medical Management
View all 59 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Adenomas
  • Adenomatous Polyps
  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Anorectal Fistula
  • Benign Anorectal Disease
  • Cancer
  • Cancer of the Anus
  • Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Carcinoma of the Large Bowel
  • Carcinoma of the Small Bowel
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Colovesical Fistula
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Enterocutaneous Fistula
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stoma Related Problems
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Volvulus
View all 40 Specialties +


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About David Rosen, MD

Dr. Rosen joined the Cleveland Clinic in 2018. He has interest in all aspects of colon and rectal surgery, including colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, anorectal diseases, and pelvic floor dysfunction. He performs laparoscopic, robotic, and open surgery. He was named the section head of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital in 2022. 
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Washington University Medical Center
Colon & Rectal Surgery
St. Louis, MO United States

Residency - University of Southern California
General Surgery
Los Angeles, CA

Fellowship - University of Southern California
Surgery Critical Care
Los Angeles, CA

Medical Education - Tufts University
Boston, MA United States


  • Surgery - General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery - Surgical Critical Care

Specialty Interests

Colon cancer, rectal cancer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, anorectal conditions, diverticulitis, pelvic floor disorders

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 6/20/2024, Dr. Rosen has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

227 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

38 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2024

Dr Rosen is extremely thorough and thoughtful during my visit

Reviewed on May 31, 2024

Treated very well.Doctor as excellent and showed he cared

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

The provider provider excellent care - was very thorough and kind.

Reviewed on May 10, 2024

Dr. Rosen has very good bedside manner.

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

Dr. Rosen and his staff are the best. The staff on the third floor of Fairview hospital is also top notch. Everyone's care, compassion and skill was unmatched and appreciated.

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

5's were for Dr. Rosen. Did not feel NP was at the same standard.

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

Very responsive and professional.Great response to FMLA paperwork.This recent procedure was very good and Dr. Rosen has a great bedside manner and forthcoming with information as well as responsive to concerns and questions.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

Dr Rosen is the absolute best! Professional, kind, caring, and very thorough. I am so thankful to have him as my provider in managing and monitoring cancer at a young age.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Loved Dr. Rosen and the Doctor that was assisting him. I sure wish I wrote down his name. VERY knowledgable and VERY tuned in and listened to details of the issues at hand, etc. It was appreciated. We did not feel like "just a number".

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

We're going through chemo treatment and upcoming surgery, no patient wants to feel like they're secondhand thought. Dr. Rosen and his staff put my needs first

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

I was coming to this appointment from another city for a second appointment- Dr Rosen's rn was great on the phone- answering my questions and getting my records

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

I was there for a second opinion- Dr Rosen explained the evidence based research surrounding my medical situation- he said the exact opposite of what the docs in my town were saying- and he backed this up with evidence- this was incredibly reassuring and alarming that so many docs are working from old data

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Dr Rosen is great!

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Dr. Rosen is the absolute best !! Nobody likes going to the doctor/painful treatments/surgery but he treats you like family for the whole process.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

Dr Rosen and his group are top notch.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

Doctor professional and kind

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Had colonoscopy and Dr.Rosen explained everything,and said to be back in 3 years

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

Dr Rosen was kind and explained things thoroughly and honestly and answered all of my questions. He gave me ideas to think about and options for treatment.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Dr Rosen is both professional and kind.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Dr. Rosen has excellent bedside manner.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

I love and respect Dr. Rosen so much. He is kind, considerate, patient, and calm. I am so grateful to be under his care.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr. Rosen and his staff are amazing! Thank you

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr Rosen and staff are true professionals.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr Rosen is by far the best provider that I have had the privilege of working with to navigate through my cancer diagnosis. He is such a blessing to all of his patients. He listens, cares, and provides thorough explanations of the procedures and tests. Truly a gem!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

He is a great doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr. Rosen was very nice, with a good sense of humor.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2023

*Dr. Rosen and his entire staff are exceptional!

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

This was my 1st visit. Dr. Rosen and his staff were very courteous and informative. The dr. Was very patient with me answering all my questions. I did not feel rushed and I felt like he cared about me!

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

*DR. ROSEN removed my sigmoid colon (diseased) three years ago with an excellent outcome. This time he performed a colonoscopy. I have complete confidence in him.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr. Rosen is exceptional.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Rosen was a great partner in surgery and recovery. Always a positive attitude, and walked me through everything that was happened and made time to answer my questions.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr. Rosen was excellent. He explained everything and was very kind, courteous and polite the whole time. What a wonderful doctor!!!!! Will highly recommend him to all of my friends. And the nurses were just as good as well but unfortunately can't recall their names.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023


Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr. Rosen is a very kind and caring doctor. Very sensitive procedure and he and the entire staff was very compassionate

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

I am extremely comfortable With Dr. Rosen to perform the necessary surgical procedure for me.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

I cannot thank Dr. Rosen enough for his attention and precision. I have had family members who have had complications from this surgery. I believe I healed so quickly due to Dr. Rosen!

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Dr. Rosen answered all my questions. He did a great job and would recommend him.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Dr. Rosen answered all of my questions before I even asked them ! Very kind man who really listened to me & the fears I have & put some of my fears to rest .

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