Dr. Rosenthal is a specialist in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He holds an Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of Wisconsin. He is a graduate in Clinical Effectiveness from Harvard University. He is certified on Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
Dr. Rosenthal is the Founder and Chairman of the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC), a nonprofit international research center which focuses on healthcare-associated infections, leading 3,000 researchers in 500 cities in 66 countries, of the 6 WHO regions, among many others, conducting a cohort prospective multinational study with more than 300,000 patients hospitalized at Intensive Care Units worldwide.
He has collaborated with the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) and with the Microbiology Lab of US Army (NAMRU) on international infection control programs. He is a coauthor of Joint Commission International Guidelines to prevent Central line-associated blood stream infections. He has collaborated as a Task Force Member and Reviewer of the Infection Control Guidelines for the World Health Organization (WHO). He has collaborated with edition of the Infection Control Guidelines of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and several other countries.
He is an editorial board member and scientific reviewer of several international peer reviewed journals, such as “Lancet”, “American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC)”; “Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology” (ICHE); and several others.
Being an author of more than 400 scientific publications and book chapters worldwide, Dr. Rosenthal has received several awards granted at different international scientific meetings, including SHEA, APIC, IFIC, Pan American Meetings, and others.
Dr. Rosenthal was a speaker in more than 5,000 conferences and symposiums in more than 100 countries, at the five continents, during the last 28 years