Born and raised in southern California, Dr. De Rosa attended Occidental College and UCLA, earning an undergraduate degree in Psychobiology and his doctorate in Neuroscience studying specimens from the Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Program. He completed two postdoctoral fellowships in neuroimmunology working at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Berlex Biosciences.
Dr. De Rosa joined the SMU community in 1999 when he was hired to teach Human Gross Anatomy in the new Master Physician Assistant program. The following year Dr. De Rosa became an Academic Coordinator. In 2004, Dr. De Rosa returned to school earning degrees in Public Health and Physician Assistant Studies at Touro University, California.
In addition to chairing the Physician Assistant Department, Dr. De Rosa works in a busy family practice clinic in Berkeley, California.
PA 623 OB/GYN
PA 630 History and Role of the PA
PA 660-662 Integrating Seminar
PA 621 Medicine
American Academy of Physician Assistants
California Academy of Physician Assistants
San Francisco Bay Area Physician Assistants
Physician Assistant Education Association
Kerry's Kids (Board of Directors)