University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Promotes Jason Rosenstock, MD, to Professor of Psychiatry

We are delighted to announce that Jason Rosenstock, MD, has been promoted to Professor of Psychiatry by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. 

Dr. Rosenstock earned his MD from Brown University and completed his residency at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH). He has been a member of the Pitt Psychiatry faculty since 1996, and has served as Director, Medical Student Education since 2005. Last year, Dr. Rosenstock was named Interim Associate Dean for Medical Education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. 

A dedicated educator, Dr. Rosenstock he has taught extensively at all levels. He has served as course director for 14 medical student courses and six resident/fellow courses. Dr. Rosenstock has also made significant programmatic contributions, including recruitment of medical students for summer research programs funded by T32 training grants. 

His reputation as an educator has drawn consistent acclaim. In 2019, Dr. Rosenstock received the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP) Innovations Award for “Final Preparations for Residency: A Psychiatry Bootcamp for Senior Medical Students.” He has received the University of Pittsburgh Kenneth E. Shuit Award, which recognizes education-related contributions to the curriculum, and the Golden Apple Award, given by graduating medical students for excellence in psychiatry teaching. In 2015, Dr. Rosenstock received the Pitt School of Medicine William I. Cohen Award for Excellence in Education as well as the Award for Outstanding Mini-Elective (Mind-Body Medicine).

Dr. Rosenstock is a skilled, thoughtful and empathetic clinician, and is known for effective and compassionate rapport with patients. He is regularly called upon by his colleagues to consult on particularly difficult cases. In addition, he has overseen important quality improvement initiatives at WPH, all of which provided either improved strategies and streamlined protocols for clinicians, or increased patient access to needed resources. In 2012, he received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award (presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation). 

“Jason is clearly a leader—a mentor and advisor for his colleagues, a dedicated and visionary educator, and a highly-skilled clinician who manages a large caseload of challenging patients,” said David Lewis, MD (Chair, Department of Psychiatry). “His considerable contributions to the Department of Psychiatry and to WPH have had a significant impact on how our medical students are educated and our patients are treated.”

Congratulations, Dr. Rosenstock!