Rosemurgy, Alexander S.

Alexander S. Rosemurgy
EHS Class of 1971
Alex attended Escanaba Area Schools graduating from Escanaba High School in 1971. He has been featured on television in an episode of Trauma where he speaks about teaching surgical students. A tough professor because he is so accomplished and expects the best from his surgeons, Alex has received endowments for his research in pancreatic cancer and robotic surgery.

After completing his residency in Surgery at the University of Chicago, Dr. Rosemurgy joined the faculty of the University of South Florida (USF) in 1984. From 1995 through 2011, he was a Professor of Surgery and a Professor of Medicine at USF where he was awarded The Vivian Clark Reeves/Joy McCann Culverhouse Endowed Chair in Pancreatic Cancer and Digestive Disorders. In addition, Dr. Rosemurgy served as the Associate Dean for Academic Enrichment and Simulation at the university through 2011. Prior to relocating to Florida Hospital Tampa, Dr. Rosemurgy served as Chief of General Surgery at Tampa General Hospital for over 20 years. Currently, he is serving as the President of the Southeastern Surgical Congress. Dr. Rosemurgy has been the lead investigator in over 40 pancreatic cancer trials and has published more than 300 clinical and scientific journals.

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Submitted by Susan Carlson