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Aaron Rosenberg, M.D., specializes in hip, knee and joint replacement surgery. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College. He served as a resident at Rush University Medical Center in Orthopaedics and served as a fellow in Adult Reconstruction and Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, prior to beginning the practice of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush in 1984. 

In addition to the surgical replacement of the hip and knee, Dr. Rosenberg has focused his career on the education of surgeons both in the United States and around the world. He has written hundreds of scientific papers and has given over 700 scientific presentations at meetings in the United States, Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. 

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Rosenberg has served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and has been the director of and instructor of multiple courses on joint replacement at the AAOS Orthopaedic Learning Center. He is also the director of the Adult Reconstructive Fellowships at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. 

Dr. Rosenberg is the editor of the AAOS instructional CD-ROM, The Arthritic Knee, and is the co-editor of the definitive textbook on surgery of the hip (The Adult Hip-Lippincott, William & Wilkins, 2000) and surgery of the knee (The Adult Knee-Lippincott, William & Wilkins 2002), as well as serving on the editorial boards of the Journal of Arthroplasty, The Knee, and Orthopaedic Techniques among others. Dr. Rosenberg has been instrumental in the design of several joint replacement devices including the VerSys Hip System, The Nex Gen Knee System, and The ZMR Revision Hip System. 

He served as President of the Advisory Board of the Zimmer Institute and as a member of the Hip Society, The Knee Society, and The International Hip Society. He is most proud of being associated in practice with Regina Barden, RN, for the past 20 years. 

Dr. Rosenberg has agreements regarding the development and licensing of certain knee and hip implant devices and medical instruments for which he receives payments from manufacturers. Additional information regarding these manufacturers, devices, and instruments will be provided to you upon request.

Joint replacement surgery: what patients should consider

Curriculum Vitae

Practice Emphasis 

Hip/Knee/Joint Replacement

Special Procedures

Hip and knee replacement and revision
Minimally invasive joint replacement surgery
Complex adult lower extremity joint reconstruction

Research Interests

Implant performance
Implant mechanics
Implant design


AAOS Record of Disclosure

Clinical Support Staff

Melissa Gorman (SEC)
Reggie Barden (RN)

Education / Certifications

  • Medical School
    Albany Medical College
  • Residency
    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL - Orthopaedics
  • Fellowship
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA - Adult Reconstruction and Oncology
  • Certification
    Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital / Surgical Locations

Rush University Medical Center

1653 W. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60612

Physician Office Locations


1611 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612