Faculty Profile

Seth A. Rosen, MD

Seth A. Rosen, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology & Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Chair, Emory Healthcare Robotic Steering Committee, Emory University

Email: seth.rosen@emoryhealthcare.org

Certification American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2015


Dr. Rosen received his MD at New York University School of Medicine in 1996. He developed an interest in inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer as a general surgery resident at the University of Chicago, and established a colorectal cancer registry as a resource for future clinical research. In 2002, he completed his colorectal surgery residency at the Cleveland Clinic Florida.

Following his training, Dr. Rosen joined Atlanta Colon & Rectal Surgery and practiced primarily at Wellstar Cobb and Emory Johns Creek hospitals. Over the next 10 years, he initiated several new procedures and technologies within his hospital systems, including the Procedure for Prolapsing Hemorrhoids (PPH); Doppler-assisted hemorrhoid artery ligation; Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEMS); and the Stapled Transanal Resection of the Rectum procedure (STARR), which he was the first surgeon to perform in Georgia.

Upon joining Emory, Dr. Rosen established a colorectal surgery service at Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and assisted in initiating a new Emory surgical oncology clinic at the location.

Dr. Rosen is considered a "center of excellence" for robotic colorectal surgery, and dedicates much of his time to performing, teaching, and developing new techniques related to the burgeoning field. In 2016, he began chairing the Emory Healthcare Robotic Steering Committee, which is charged with leading the effort to create an Emory-wide, robotic-assisted surgery program by developing operating room logistics, quality measurements, financials, education and training, expansion of programs, marketing, and standardizing credentialing across the system for all surgeons performing robotic-assisted surgery. The committee is also working to institute robotic surgical training for surgical residents and fellows throughout Emory's graduate medical education programs.


View Dr. Rosen's publications in PubMed.


  • Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

  • Emory Johns Creek Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital

  • The Emory Clinic


  • MD, New York University School of Medicine, Class of 1996

  • General Surgery Residency, Department of General Surgery, University of Chicago Hospitals, 1996-2001

  • Colorectal Surgery Residency, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2001-2002

Current Organizational Memberships

  • Fellow, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  • Medical Association of Georgia

  • Georgia Surgical Society

Clinical Interests

  • Anal cancer

  • Benign anorectal disease

  • Colitis

  • Colon and rectal cancer

  • Colonoscopy

  • Colorectal surgery

  • Complex pelvic surgery

  • Constipation disorders

  • Crohn's disease

  • Diverticulitis

  • Fecal incontinence

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

  • Laparoscopic surgery

  • Rectal surgery

  • Rectocele repair

  • Robotic surgery

  • Small intestine surgery

Research Interests

  • Robotic colon and rectal surgery