Stanley H. Rosenbaum, MD, is a senior anesthesiologist who cares for adults who are critically ill in Yale New Haven Hospital’s intensive care units and operating rooms. He serves as Yale Medicine’s section chief of perioperative and adult anesthesia.
“The job is difficult, but the success is very rewarding,” says Dr. Rosenbaum, who has been practicing critical care anesthesiology for more than 30 years. At an academic medical center, it makes a difference to be able to work as part of a highly trained team of critical care experts who are intently focused on optimizing the care of the these patients, he adds.
Dr. Rosenbaum chose his field partly because he was drawn to the complexity of it. “I have always been interested in the technical and decisional challenges involved with caring for especially sick and complicated patients,” he says.
A professor of anesthesiology, internal medicine and surgery for Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Rosenbaum has been a prolific researcher with a special interest in the incidence and detection of myocardial injury. He also serves on local and national groups involved in medical ethics and has published several works in this area, with a focus on end-of-life issues. Dr. Rosenbaum has been recognized with such honors as a Presidential Citation for Outstanding Contributions from the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists.