Carol A. Rosenberg, MD, FACP, is the Founder and Program Director of the Living in the Future (LIFE) Cancer Survivorship Program at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) of Illinois; a 4 hospital health system in the greater Chicagoland area. She implemented the LIFE Program in 2006 with a community education grant from the LIVESTRONG Foundation and has sustained and evolved the program with multiple additional grant awards, among them, the Myra Rubenstein Weis Health Resource Center, as well as institutional support. Dr. Rosenberg is NorthShore’s Director of Preventive Health Initiatives, a board certified internist, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a clinical associate professor of medicine at the University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine.
Dr. Rosenberg has served the NorthShore University HealthSystem community for over 30 years as a clinician, medical educator and administrative physician while holding an active position in national women’s health clinical research. She served as a Principal Investigator, Clinical Medical Director and a Lead Investigator for the landmark Women’s Health Initiative Study from the National Institute of Health wherein she designed, directed and authored original investigations regarding second cancer risk in women.
Dr. Rosenberg created the first regional health professional curriculum regarding the science of survivorship and is the creator, author and principal provider of the “Living in the Future Survivorship Course” a curriculum targeting internal medicine and family medicine postgraduate resident trainees. The curriculum is a framework for the dissemination of the science of survivorship and provides emerging health professionals as well as those in long standing practice, with a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills related to survivorship care. Dr. Rosenberg is also the author of the NorthShore Living in the Future (LIFE) Cancer Survivorship Manual: A Resource for Healthcare Professionals Involved with Late Treatment or Post Treatment Cancer Survivors.
Dr. Rosenberg also serves as a regional Liaison for Adult Healthcare Resources for childhood cancer survivors, and is on the consulting staff of Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.