Dr. Rosenthal is the Director of Pediatric Hepatology, Medical Director of the Pediatric Liver Transplant Program and a Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology. Dr. Rosenthal completed his medical training at Downstate Medical Center and the Albert Einstein Medical Center in New York. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at UCSF. He joined the UCSF faculty in 1995 after serving as Professor of Pediatrics at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Dr. Rosenthal is a prolific author and a recipient of a number of professional honors and awards and is committed to clinical service, research and education. He has published numerous research articles on hepatitis. Currently, Dr. Rosenthal is pursuing research on the pharmaceutical treatment of hepatitis B and C, genetics and immunology of biliary disease, use of bioartificial liver support utilizing porcine hepatocytes for patients with fulminant liver failure, as well as researching the quality of life following liver transplantation in children.
Dr. Rosenthalís professional services to the public include television, newspaper and radio interviews on various topics such as hepatitis A, B, and C, and liver transplants for local, national and international audiences. He is consultant to organizations such as the American Liver Foundation, Parents of Kids with Infectious Disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Institute of Health (NIH). He is the President of the Northern California Chapter of the American Liver Foundation, a member of the American Liver Foundationís Pediatric Council and Hepatitis Council, and a Co-Chair of the American Liver Foundationís program on Strategies for the Reduction of Hepatitis A Incidence.