September 27, 2023

Disaster Medical Sciences Award - Marc S. Rosenthal, PhD, DO, FACEP

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Dr. Marc Rosenthal is an attending physician with Medical Center Emergency Services, staffing the Detroit Medical Center emergency departments. He is also a retired Associate EMS Fellowship Director and retired faculty member of Wayne State University. Dr. Rosenthal is currently a Professor (Clinical) School of Medicine, Central Michigan University. He has been a member of the National Disaster Medical System from 1999 to present, with roles as Supervisory Medical Officer and, when program in place, Regional Deputy Chief Medical Officer.

His training for disaster medicine started with the NDMS system, however, he has been able to incorporate his background in physics, medical physics and as a volunteer paramedic to disaster medicine research and clinical practice.

Over the last 25 years, Dr. Rosenthal has published on NDMS deployments, supply utilization, and most recently, looking at half-mask respirators in relation to airborne infections. In addition, he is the former Medical Director for Emergency Management for Sinai-Grace Hospital and former Deputy Medical Director for the Detroit East Medical Control Authority. He has also served as a member of the ACEP Disaster Committee for many years and Chair from 2018-2020.

Dr. Rosenthal’s career started at SUNY at Albany, where he received his BS in Physics and Astronomy and Space Science and completed his EMT in 1974. Following, he received his M. Phil (Physics) and PhD (Experimental Nuclear Physics) from Yale in 1979 and 1982, respectively. Following, he was a Post-doctoral Fellow in Medical Physics at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  He was a professor at the University of Pittsburgh prior to medical school.  He graduated from MSUCOM in 1998 and did his EM residency at Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals, Inc. Saginaw, MI completing it in 2002. He is board certified in emergency medicine and was part of the first group of EMS board certified physicians.

About This Award

The Disaster Medical Sciences Award recognizes ACEP members who have made outstanding contributions of national/international significance or impact to the field of disaster medicine.

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