Sheldon N. Rosen
Clinical Associate Professor
Division of Gastroenterology

Faculty Information


Sheldon Rosen, M.D., is a board certified physician at the Digestive Health Center at UWMC and a UW associate professor of Medicine.

Fulfilling the patient’s need is always Dr. Rosen’s main practice goal. He tries to listen carefully and communicate clearly, always sensitive to the patient’s individuality. He finds patience, persistence and compassion are essential factors in achieving success.

Dr. Rosen earned his M.D. at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He is board certified in both Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. He is experienced in the clinical management of a wide variety of gastroenterological diseases and has a special interest in cyclic vomiting syndrome and other causes of recurrent vomiting. In the past he has participated in research involving both Barrett’s esophagus and irritable bowel syndrome.

Board Certifications:

  • Gastroenterology, 1987, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, 1975, American Board of Internal Medicine
Education & Training: 
Fellowship in Medicine
John Radcliffe Hospital (England)
Residency in Medicine
University of Washington
Residency in Family Medicine
University of Colorado Medical Center
Residency in Medicine
Kaiser Foundation (Oakland) Hospital
Internship in Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Medical Education
Case Western Reserve University
Research & Clinical Interests
Clinical Interests: 
  • Gastroenterology (Digestive)
  • Internal Medicine
  • Telehealth Services
Donaldson, CL, Hully, SB, Rosen SN, Friedman, Vogel RJ: The effect of potassium phosphate supplementation on the calcium balance and bone mineral changes of bed rest. Metabolism, 19:1071-1084, 1970.
Edelstein ZR, Farrow DC, Bronner MP, Rosen SN, Vaughan TL. Central adiposity and risk of Barrett's esophagus. Gastroenterology. 2007 Aug;133(2):403-11. Epub 2007 May 21. PMID: 1768116
Nason KS, Farrow DC, Haigh G, Lee SP, Bronner MP, Rosen SN, Vaughan TL. Gastric fluid bile concentrations and risk of Barrett's esophagus. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2007 Jun;6(3):304-7. Epub 2007 Feb 8. PMID: 17669852
Cain KC, Jarrett ME, Burr RL, Rosen SN, Hertig VL, Heitkemper MM. Gender differences in gastrointestinal, psychological, and somatic symptoms in irritable bowel syndrome. Dig Dis Sci. 2009 Jul;54(7):1542-9. Epub 2008 Nov 1. PMID: 18979200
Edelstein ZR, Bronner MP, Rosen SN, Vaughan TL. Risk factors for Barrett's esophagus among patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease: A community clinic-based case-control study. American Journal of Gastroenterology 2009;104:834-42.
Jarrett ME, Cain KC, Burr RL, Hertig VL, Rosen SN, Heitkemper MM. Comprehensive Self-Management for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Randomized Trial of In-Person vs. Combined In-Person and Telephone Sessions. Am J Gastroenterol. 2009 Aug 18. PMID: 19690523
Sheldon Rosen Robert Diaz · Zhuping Garacci · Vishnu Charan Suresh Kumar · Shashank R. Thyarala · Cecilia J. Hillard3 · Thangam Venkatesan. Hot-Water Bathing Improves Symptoms in Patients with Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome and Is Modulated by Chronic Cannabis Use. Digestive Diseases and Sciences