Improving health and reducing inequities worldwide

Philip Rosenthal, MD

Education & Training

Dr. Rosenthal received his BS in Biochemistry from SUNY at Stony Brook and his medical degree from New York University. He completed his medical residency at the University of Michigan, followed by an Infectious Disease Fellowship at UCSF. He joined the faculty at UCSF in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases in 1988, and is now a Professor. He is also the Interim Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Rosenthal was a consultant for the World Health Organization early in his career, working with the Program on AIDS in Malawi. He is a member of the Biomedical Sciences Graduate program. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and serves on editorial boards of four other Medical Journals. Dr. Rosenthal's research interests are focused on multiple aspects of malaria, including the biochemistry of malaria parasites, antimalarial drug discovery, and clinical and translational studies of antimalarial drug efficacy and resistance in Africa. Dr. Rosenthal has been the recipient of a Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award and a Clinical Research Mentorship Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. His work has also been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Medicines for Malaria Venture. He has published over 300 scientific articles and book chapters on malaria and tropical diseases.