Johanna R. Rosen, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Assistant Director of Clinical Affairs, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Data, Quality and Improvement Science, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Administrative Assistant: Deborah Irwin

Johanna Rosen completed her medical training at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, and her pediatric residency and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She developed a special interest in Quality Improvement, and completed the Intermediate Improvement Science Series at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Since then she has enjoyed the challenges and team building experiences of Quality Improvement at Children's. She is especially grateful for the opportunity to care for the sick and injured children of Pittsburgh with her colleagues in the Emergency Department. 

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Society of Internal Medicine, 2002-2006
  • The Medical Society of Virginia Club Med (Student Affiliate of the American College of Physicians), 2002-2006
  • American Medical Association, 2002-2009
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2006-2012

Education & Training

  • BS, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University of California at San Diego Revelle College, 1999
  • MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, 2006
  • Residency in Pediatrics, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2006-2009
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2009-2012
  • Intermediate Improvement Science Series, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2015-2016

Selected Publications

Steven M. Shapiro, Johanna R. Rosen, Karen T. Nixon.  Auditory Brainstem Responses and Auditory Neuropathy Abnormalities in Children with Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia Who Subsequently Develop Kernicterus.  Abstract #1975, Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies’ 2002 Annual Meeting.  

Isabelle Flury, Renee Garza, Alexander Shearer, Johanna Rosen, Stephen Cronin, Randolph Y. Hampton.  INSIG:  a broadly conserved transmembrane chaperone for sterol-sensing domain proteins.  The EMBO Journal 2005;24(22):3917-3926. 

Johanna R. Rosen, Vanessa L. Funk, Steven M. Shapiro.  Relationship of Auditory and Movement Abnormalities in the Gunn Rat Model of Kernicterus.  Abstract #425, Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies’ 2005 Annual Meeting.

Meredith Kursmark, Ana Radovic, Susan Sieminski, Johanna R. Rosen, Sally Riley, Jessica Miller, Jonathan Pletcher, Noel S. Zuckerbraun.  Quality Improvement Intervention to Improve Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections in a Pediatric Emergency Department.  Abstract # 755995, Publication # 3365.5. Platform Presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies’ 2013 Annual Meeting. 

Kimberly Horner, Katrina Fletcher, Johanna R. Rosen, Jamie Messar, Janet Squires, Noel S. Zuckerbraun. Evaluation of a screening tool for sexual abuse referrals to the pediatric emergency department. Abstract #6. Poster presentation for American Academy of Pediatrics’ National Conference and Exhibition 2014.

Lauren Alessi, Holly Warmus, Erin Schaffner, Sajel Kantawala, Joseph Carcillo, Johanna R. Rosen, Christopher M. Horvat. A Computational Definition of Sepsis Facilitates Screening and Performance Improvement Tracking. Pediatric Quality and Safety: March/April 2018, Volume 3, Issue 2, p e067. 


Academic and Research Interests

  • Quality Improvement
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Patient safety
  • Improvement Science