New chair of anesthesiology named

Frank Rosinia, M.D., M.H.C.M.

Frank Rosinia, M.D., M.H.C.M., has been named chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology, effective June 17. Dr. Rosinia was selected after an extensive national search, said Robert Hromas, M.D., FACP, dean of the Long School of Medicine.

Dr. Rosinia joins UT Health San Antonio from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, where he is vice president of strategy and performance and chief quality officer, assisting in the birth of UNT’s new medical school.

Dr. Rosinia was also the chief quality officer at the John Peter Smith Health Network.

Dr. Rosinia graduated from the Tulane University School of Engineering with a degree in biomedical engineering in 1983. He received his medical degree from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans. He did his residency in anesthesiology at the Ochsner Clinic, followed by a fellowship in obstetric anesthesia at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Rosinia completed his Master of Health Care Management degree at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health.

Dr. Rosinia was previously chairman of anesthesiology for the Tulane University Medical Center and chief quality officer for that institution. He also co-founded Parish Management Consults, which became the 10th largest physician-owned anesthesia group in the U.S. In that role, he helped to develop an anesthesia clinical outcome registry that was certified as one of the first Patient Safety Organizations in the U.S.

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