Anne C. Mosenthal, MD, FACS

Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ 07103, USA

Dr. Anne Mosenthal is Professor and Chair of Surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. She completed her medical education in 1985 at Dartmouth Medical School and her surgical training in 1990 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Since completing her fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1992, Dr. Mosenthal has devoted her career to academic surgery primarily as a trauma surgeon, critical care intensivist, and more recently as a palliative medicine physician. She is currently the Chief of the Division of Surgical Palliative Care. She holds three board certifications in Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Through her work caring for the critically injured, Dr Mosenthal developed her academic and research interests in palliative medicine and end of life- care in surgery, trauma and critical care. She is the founding director of the first Palliative Care Division in Surgery in the nation. She is nationally recognized as an expert in this field and a member of multiple national advisory boards in palliative care, including the American College of Surgeons Task Force on Palliative Care, the Improving Palliative Care in ICU Project (IPAL-ICU) of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Promoting Excellence in End of Life Care. Since 2014, she is the Chair of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Surgical Palliative Care. She has received multiple awards. She was chosen as a Faculty Scholar in the Project on Death in America Program of the Soros Foundation and the recipient of grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for her work in palliative care in the trauma intensive care unit. She received the Grenvik Family Award in Ethics from the Society of Critical Care Medicine in 2007.