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Dr. William S. Rosenberg is a distinguished trauma neurosurgeon, researcher, lecturer and teacher has been instrumental in the development of innovative treatments for injuries and diseases of the brain and spinal cord.


In 1982, he graduated from the University of California in Santa Barbara, California with a Bachelor in Arts (B.A) in Creative Studies. Dr. Rosenberg received his Medical Doctorate (M.D.) from the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts in 1987. Upon completion of medical school he served his surgery internship and neurosurgery residency with Massachusetts General Hospital.  At the time of his departure in 1993, he was Chief Resident for the Department of Neurosurgery.


Dr. Rosenberg served as Director of Neurotrauma and Neurocritical Care from 1994-1998 with the Mayfield Clinic located at University of Cincinnati. The clinic specializes in complex spinal surgery. He served as co-director for the neurospinal disorders program in the Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Francisco, from 1998-2002, where he co-founded the Spinal Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley.


Dr. Rosenberg has held faculty and teaching positions at several prestigious medical centers and universities to include Massachusetts General Hospital, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, University of California Medical School and the Menorah Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgery and a diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Rosenberg is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, North American Spine Society, American Association of Pain Medicine, International Neuromodulation Society, North American Neuromodulation Society, AANS/CNS Joint Section on Pain, American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Missouri State Medical Society, Metropolitan Medical Society, and the Kansas City Neurology and Neurosurgery Society.


Dr. Rosenberg has a number of subspecialty interests: Surgical treatment of pain, including chronic, neuropathic and cancer-related symptoms, complex spinal surgery, degenerative disease, tumors, instrumentation and reconstruction, minimally invasive spinal surgery, radiosurgical treatment (CyberKnife) of brain and spinal disease, deep brain stimulation for pain and psychiatric disorders (obsessive compulsive disease). Dr. Rosenberg introduced CyberKnife radiosurgery to the Kansas City Area and served as medical director for the Menorah Medical Center CyberKnife Center for its first 6 years. Dr. Rosenberg is actively involved in treating patients with such modalities as neuromodulation, intrathecal pharmacotherapy, peripheral nerve, spinal cord and deep brain stimulation.


He is also very active in training other health care providers, curriculum development and lecturing as well as designing and supervising clinical trials. He provides editorial support for Neuromodulation, the official journal of the North American Neuromodulation Society and serves on the Scientific Program Committee for the Annual Cancer Pain Forum in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is licensed to practice medicine in Massachusetts, Ohio, Kentucky, California, Kansas and Missouri.


Dr. Rosenberg served for ten years in the Medical Corps of United States Army Reserve where he rose to the rank of Captain.  As a civilian doctor he is still very active in the treatment of soldiers through the “Wounded Warrior Project.”


He is the Founder and Medical Director, Center for the Relief of Pain, Midwest Neuroscience Institute, Research Medical Center.  In addition, he serves as Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park, Kansas.