Selwyn O. Rogers, Jr., MD, MPH, FACS
Professor and Chair, Surgery
Surgeon-in-Chief, Temple University Health System
Dr. Roger's initial plan was to get a degree from Harvard College and return home to St. Croix to teach at his old high school. In 1987, he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Biology and then graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1991. The rest of his professional career has been defined by mentorship.
Having been stimulated by various mentors, he chose a career in general surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He completed his general surgery residency in 1998 and completed a critical care fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He completed his Master's in Public Health at Vanderbilt University's School of Public Health.
From March 2005 to June 2012, he served as the Division Chief of Trauma, Burn and Surgical Critical Care and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. In 2005, Dr. Rogers helped to launch the Center for Surgery and Public Health, whose mission is to understand the nature, quality, and utilization of surgical care nationally and internationally.
His clinical and research interests include assessing outcomes using health services research methodologies, characterizing outcomes following surgical procedures, examining processes to improve quality of care, and improving the understanding of disparities in surgical care so as to close the quality chasm for underserved populations. He has published numerous research articles relating to health disparities, impact of race/ethnicity on surgical outcomes, and quality improvement in surgery.
Dr. Rogers was named the Chair of the Department of Surgery and the Surgeon-in-Chief of Temple University Health System in July 2012.