Dr James Rosenbaum is the only practising rheumatologist in the world to chair a department of ophthalmology. He is Professor of Ophthalmology, Medicine, and Cell Biology, Edward E Rosenbaum Professor of Inflammation Research, Chair of the Division of Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases and Founder of The Uveitis Clinic at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr Rosenbaum is also the Richard Chenoweth Chair of Ophthalmology at Legacy Devers Eye Institute, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Dr Rosenbaum is the author of more than 575 original reports or book chapters, most of which are related to ocular inflammatory diseases. His work has been cited more than 23,000 times. His honours include the Friedenwald Award from ARVO, the Alcon Research Institute Scholar Award, the International Uveitis Study Group Foundation Gold Medal and the Clinician Scholar Award from the American College of Rheumatology. He is currently studying the role of the microbiome in the pathogenesis of uveitis and the use of gene expression profiling to understand orbital inflammatory diseases.