Faculty Profile

Dennis Rosen, MD

Dennis Rosen, MD
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Medicine, Division of Respiratory Diseases, Department of Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston

Administrative Title(s)

Associate Medial Director, Sleep Laboratory, Children's Hospital Boston

See publications

Inter-office Mail Address

Division of Respiratory Diseases
Hunnewell 2
Children's Hospital Boston
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Phone 617 355 6105

Email dennis.rosen@childrens.harvard.edu

Society Memberships

American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American Thoracic Society

Research Interests

The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in 36-48 month old children with Down syndrome, its effect on development and behavior, the use of different metrics as predictive tools in this cohort, and the peri-operative risk in those children who undergo surgical intervention to treat this.

A head to head comparison of conventional lab based sleep studies with unattended polysomnography in children.

Implementation of a triage system to improve throughput and expedite care in children referred to different departments within Children’s Hospital Boston because of concerns about possible obstructive sleep apnea.


Gregory Sawicki, MD (2006-2007)
Robert Lim, MD (2006-2007)
Lakshmi Uppaluri, MD (2006-2008)
Umakanth Khatwa, MD (2006-present)
Jane Gross, MD, Ph.D (2006-present)               
Erick Forno, MD (2006-present)
Sophia Kim, MD (2006-present)
Jonathan Gaffin, MD (2007-present)
Eva Leder, MD (2007-present)
Alicia Casey, MD (2008-present)
Allan Dias, MD (2008-present)
Michael McCown, DO (2008-present)
Andrew Lim, MD (2008-present)
Matt Bianchi, MD, PhD (2008-present)



Frequent lectures to medical students, polysomnography technologists, nurses, Pediatric residents, Pulmonary fellows, and various departmental staff and CME meetings at Children’s Hospital Boston on sleep and sleep related disorders

Frequent lectures to community nurses, parent groups on sleep and sleep related disorders

Pediatric Grand Rounds: “Obstructive sleep apnea in children”.  Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center, Brockton, MA (2008)

Pediatric Grand Rounds: “New insights into obstructive sleep apnea in children”.  University Hospital, Syracuse NY (2008)

Pediatric Grand Rounds: “New insights into obstructive sleep apnea in children”.  Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon NH (2008)

Selected Publications

Rosen D.M., Colin A.R.  Overview of pulmonary function testing in children. In: UpToDate, Rose, B.D. (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2008.

Rosen D. Snoring and Executive Function.
Journal Watch Neurology 2008 Dec; 10:95.

Rosen D, Lee JH, Sunday M.E. et al. Accelerated thymic maturation and autoreactive T-cells in bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
AJRCCM 2006 Jul 1; 174(1): 75-83. [PMID: 16574933]

Rosen D.M., Waltz D.A. Hydroxychloroquine and surfactant protein C deficiency.
N Engl J Med. 2005; 352(2): 207-8. [PMID: 15647591]

Rosen D, Avishai-Eliner S, Borenstein A, Leviav A, Tabachnik E. Life threatening laryngeal burns in toddlers following hot liquid aspiration.
Acta Paediatr. 2000; 89(8): 1018-20. [PMID: 10976849]

Vatine J.J., Ratner A, and Rosen D, Seltzer Z. Differential sensory-motor effects of pentobarbital in intact rats genetically selected for high vs. low neuropathic pain-related behavior.
Pain 1998; 75:295-303. [PMID: 9583765]

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