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Donald J. Rose, MDSpecialist in the field of sports and dance injuries.

Dr. Rose 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.

He has served as the founding Director of the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at NYU Langone Health since 1988. Dr. Rose has served as the company orthopedic consultant for many dance companies including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Martha Graham, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Cedar Lake, and STREB, numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, and the Joyce Theater Foundation.

Dr. Rose has served as orthopedic consultant to the National Football League, as well as for Cirque du Soleil, S.U.N.Y. Purchase, the Joffrey School, and the United Nations Medical Services. Dr. Rose has served as the New York Medical Director for the Women’s Professional Volleyball Association Tour. He is the 1997 recipient of the prestigious Dance Library of Israel Documents of Dance Award. Dr. Rose was honored as the 2002 recipient of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Distinguished Alumnus Award. He was also the 2012 recipient of the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Distinguished Alumnus Award, and presented the Convocation Address to the 2013 medical school graduating class.

Dr. Rose has been honored by Dance Theatre of Harlem, Martha Graham Dance School, Peridance,Buglisi Dance Theatre, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

Dr. Rose holds a Clinical Associate Professorship of orthopedic Surgery at NYU School of Medicine. He serves on the Sports Medicine Service at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital. At NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, he has served as Director of Ambulatory Surgery, a member of the Executive Committee, as Chairman of the Ambulatory Surgery Standardization Committee, and is past President of the Alumni Association. Dr. Rose has served on the Lincoln Center Business Council, and serves on the Actors Fund Dancers Resource Advisory Council and the Peridance Contemporary Dance Company Board.

Dr. Rose is a Fellow of the American Academy of orthopedic 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, and has served on the Instructional Course Faculty of the American Academy of orthopedic 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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  • Cornell University, B.A.
  • UMDNJ – Rutgers Medical School, M.D.


  • Fellowship in Sports Medicine, Temple University Hospital
  • Residency in orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Joint Diseases
  • Internship in General Surgery, Beth Israel Medical Center

Board Certification

  • American Board of orthopedic Surgery

Academic Appointments

  • New York University School of Medicine, Clinical Associate Professor of orthopedic Surgery

Professional Appointments

  • NYU Langone Health, Associate Attending orthopedic Surgeon