John G. Rosenberg, M.D., M.P.H.

Clinical Staff Member

John G. Rosenberg, M.D., M.P.H.

  • B.A., Cum Laude, General Studies, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA
  • M.P.H., Health Planning, Policy and Regulation, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • M.D., School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • Residency, Psychiatry, Langley Porter Institute, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Dr. Rosenberg has been very active with Alta Bates Medical Center throughout his career. In the department of Psychiatry, he has served as Medical Director of the Partial Hospitalization Program and the Adult Crisis Unit. In the hospital at large, he served as Vice-President and President of the Alta Bates  Medical Staff. He also speaks, lectures and gives seminars regularly on psychopharmacology and more recently on issues related to physician impairment.

After a 28 year career treating psychiatric patients in this community, Dr. Rosenberg  is concentrating on a few areas that have been the foci of his professional work in the past few years: performing 2nd opinion consultations for patients with complicated treatment issues or women seeking advice on managing psychiatric difficulties in the context of anticipated or current pregnancy; performing detailed evaluations, as part of the BTI Physician Evaluation and Assessment Team, of health care practitioners troubled by performance problems of varying sorts; and assisting attorneys and their clients with legal matters for which a psychiatric expert opinion may be of use.

Related to Dr. Rosenberg’s work with the Physician Evaluation and Assessment Team, Dr. Rosenberg’s Comprehensive Evaluations include the following components:

• Detailed psychiatric interview addressing past history and current circumstances

• Consultation with collateral sources and review of pertinent medical and legal records

• Psychological and/or Neuropsychological Testing as appropriate (complexity of testing required varies from case to case)

• Drug screening (random testing with supervised specimen collection can be arranged off-site)

• Formulation of the case with recommendations for the individuals assessed as well as for the referring clinician or organization

• Referral for appropriate psychiatric or psychological treatment (which might include psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, substance abuse treatment, anger management or other modalities)

• Monitoring of progress with treatment recommendations can be arranged when appropriate