Josef Rosch M.D.

Portland, Oregon

1925 - 2016


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M.D., Josef Rosch, 90 April 27, 1925 Jan. 17, 2016 Josef Rosch, M.D. passed away Jan. 17, 2016. Josef was the driving force in establishing the Dotter Interventional Institute at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), as well as its founding director. In addition, he was a distinguished,...

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I was trained by Josef (and others, including Manfred Robinson) in the early days of the Dotter Anschluss in angiography. I may have copies of the early talks with slides of angio requests that specified "DO NOT FIX!". I had many talks with Josef and remember well his tolerant demeanor and subtle reminders and advice. I loved him as a father, and lamented with him the loss of his daughter. When I went to private practice at Woodland Park Hospital (back when it was an actual...

What an amazing and very kind man...Jay Federhart MD

I will never forget once, when an intern working in the surgical intensive care unit at OHSU, we called Josef about doing emergency angiography on a patient who was crashing, and he answered "We are diagnosticians, not executioners".(in his Czech accent). Subsequently, I had the privilege of spending significant time being trained by him as a radiology resident, and have never forgotten his gentle and highly intellectual manner. The world has lost one of the great ones. We will...

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. It was an honor to have known Dr. Rosch and he was great example to me as a young man. Please let us know if we can do anything for you all. John and Carolyn Green

I met Josef in 1967 sharing an office with him at ohsu dept of radiology . I was very lucky getting to know and work with this intelligent kind humble and innovative man . A once in a lifetime experience. He truly led by example not words. He was constantly seeking to do something to improve patient care and is truly one of the fathers of the field that is now known as interventional medicine / radiology crossing several specialty fields. . A great man is gone .

It has been such an honor working for Dr. Rosch for the last 22 years. What an admirable person he was, never saying a bad word about anyone and always respectful and uplifting to those around him. He definitely made things happen and worked hard to make them successful. All of his great accomplishments were so very well deserved, but he remained humble. Dr. Rosch was held in such high esteem by everyone that knew him. His loss is immeasurable. My best regards to Jon, Beth, William and Amanda.