Benjamin Rosner, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. Rosner is an Associate Professor of Medicine and an informaticist and digital health researcher in the Center for Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research (CLIIR).

Dr. Rosner is a nationally recognized researcher and entrepreneur in digital with a focus on patient generated health data (PGHD). Between 2008-2010, Dr. Rosner worked in health economics and outcomes research as a Medical Director at Archimedes, Inc., performing in silico clinical trials, publishing in the peer-reviewed literature, and influencing policy and clinical practice guidelines. Between 2011-2018, he was the founding Chief Medical Information Officer of a digital patient engagement company where he created automated remote patient guidance and monitoring technologies. In that capacity, he worked with C-suite health system leaders throughout the country, and top leadership at the Centers for Medicare & medicaid Services. He was the lead author of CMS' Merit Based Incentive Payment System's Improvement Activity IA-BE-14, Engage Patients and Families to Guide Improvement in the System of Care. Dr. Rosner also led the Patient Engagement and Empowerment Reporting national consortium to develop quality measures associated with engaging and empowering the patient.

Dr. Rosner serves as a digital health medical advisor to several nationally digital health not-for-profit organizations, and continues to work in policy related to digital health. His research at UCSF involves evaluation of digital health tools, understanding user behavior through the audit logs of the electronic health records, and using digital health tools to improve patient engagement and the pillars of the quadruple aim.

Dr. Rosner holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and spent a decade as a part time Hospitalist at Kaiser Permanente prior to joining UCSF.
MD, PhD, 05/2003 - Medicine and Biochemical Engineering, University of Minnesota
BS, 05/1993 - Biomechanical Engineering, Cornell University
  1. Patel A, Mummaneni PV, Zheng J, Rosner BI, Thombley R, Sorour O, Theodosopoulos PV, Aghi MK, Berger MS, Chang EF, Chou D, Manley GT, DiGiorgio AM. On-Call Junior Neurosurgery Residents Spend 9 hours of Their On-Call Shift Actively Using the Electronic Health Record. 2022. PMID: 36729755

  2. Rosner BI, Zwaan L, Olson APJ. Imagining the future of diagnostic performance feedback. 2022. PMID: 36378520

  3. Yang KX, Rosner BI, Chan SR, Brindis RG, Lee TM, Khanna RR, Auerbach AD.. Implementation of a Digital Health Curriculum for Healthcare Students
    2022. Vol 8, Issue 1, p 22
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    Rosner Benjamin. Leveraging a Digital Care Platform to Drive Quality Improvement in Postoperative Opioid Medication Use 2020. PMID:

  5. Salem R, Hassan S, Lewandowski RJ, Grace K, Martin RCG, Sichlau MJ, Fung J, Kim E, Chao S, Rosner BI. Quality of Life after Radioembolization for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Using a Digital Patient-Reported Outcome Tool. 2019. PMID: 31732223

  6. Dinh TA, Rosner BI, Atwood JC, Boland CR, Syngal S, Vasen HF, Gruber SB, Burt RW. Health benefits and cost-effectiveness of primary genetic screening for Lynch syndrome in the general population. 2010. PMID: 21088223

  7. Rosner BI, Siegel RA, Grosberg A, Tranquillo RT. Rational design of contact guiding, neurotrophic matrices for peripheral nerve regeneration. 2003. PMID: 14758929