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Donald J. Rose, M.D. is the founding Director of the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at NYU Langone Health. A Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, he is a nationally and internationally recognized specialist in the field of sports and dance injuries, extensively publishing and lecturing both in the United States and abroad. Dr. Rose has served as the Orthopaedic Consultant for numerous dance companies (eg. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Martha Graham) and schools, Broadway and off-Broadway shows, the Joyce Theater and City Center, and is on the board of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company. He was a member of the Lincoln Center Business Council, and currently serves on the Actors Fund Dancers’ Resource Advisory Council.
Dr. Rose is the 1997 recipient of the prestigious Dance Library of Israel Documents of Dance Award. He was honored as the 2002 recipient of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Distinguished Alumnus Award, as well as the 2012 UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Distinguished Alumnus Award for his work in the field of dance medicine. He has been honored by Buglisi Dance Company, the Martha Graham School, and Peridance Contemporary Dance Company. Dr. Rose was a Presenter at The New York Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, and was the Keynote Speaker giving the Convocation Address for the UMDNJ- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Graduation Ceremony in 2013. He has been listed as a “Top Doctor” by New York Magazine and Castle Connolly.
Dr. Rose holds a Clinical Associate Professorship of Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU School of Medicine. He serves on the Sports Medicine Service at NYU Langone Orthopedics. At NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, he was Director of Ambulatory Surgery, and served as a member of the Executive Committee, Chairman of the Ambulatory Surgery Standardization Committee, and is past President of the Alumni Association.
Dr. Rose is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons, and is an active member of several professional societies. He is on the Editorial or Advisory Board of several professional journals, including the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, and has served on the Instructional Course Faculty of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.
Dr. Rose’s personal athletic achievements include several Gold Medals (rowing) in U.S. National Championships, Royal Canadian Henley Championships, and the World Maccabiah Games.
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