Joseph (Yossi) Rosenthal, M.D., is chair of the Department of Pediatrics at City of Hope. Dr. Rosenthal is also the holder of the Barron Hilton Chair in Pediatrics. He is known as a national leader in improving outcomes for children with cancer, an excellent collaborator and a kind and caring individual.
Dr. Rosenthal first came to City of Hope in 1996, serving as Director of the Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation service for many years, and later serving as the Interim Chair of the Department of Pediatrics from 2009 through 2011. He is an outstanding clinician, with research interests and accomplishments in the areas of pediatric leukemia and stem cell transplantation.
He attended medical school at the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University in Israel, completed internship and residency at Soroka Medical Center in Beer Sheba, Israel, and then spent a year in pediatric hematology/oncology at the Sambur Center, Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tiqva, Israel. He moved to the United States in 1988, where he competed a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, followed by an additional two years of fellowship in Pediatric Cancer Research and Bone Marrow Transplantation at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Dr. Rosenthal also received a degree in Health Care Management from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.