Alejandro Rosas, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Assistant Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist


Dr. Alejandro Rosas is an anesthesiologist at The Methodist Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, with clinical interests in anesthesiology and acute pain management. In 2007, Dr. Rosas received the Distinguished Anesthesiologist of the Year award from the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses of Greater Houston.

Description of Research

Dr. Rosa´s research focuses on pheochromocytoma and its management during surgery with anesthesia.

Areas Of Expertise

Anesthesiology Pheochromocytoma

The many guises of pheochromocytoma: Insights from a case report
Rosas, AL 2008, Southern Medical Journal, vol 101, no. 4, pp. 354-355. DOI:

Pheochromocytoma crisis induced by glucocorticoids: A report of four cases and review of the literature
Rosas, AL, Kasperlik-Zaluska, AA, Papierska, L, Bass, BL, Pacak, K & Eisenhofer, G 2008, European Journal of Endocrinology, vol 158, no. 3, pp. 423-429. DOI:

Adverse drug reactions in patients with phaeochromocytoma: Incidence, prevention and management
Eisenhofer, G, Rivers, G, Rosas, AL, Quezado, Z, Manger, WM & Pacak, K 2007, Drug Safety, vol 30, no. 11, pp. 1031-1062.

Management of acute postoperative pain: Experience with 11,937 patients managed with epidural catheters
Rosas, AL, Phillips, P, Fowler, J & Cagle, H 2001, Internet Journal of Pain, Symptom Control and Palliative Care, vol 1, no. 1.

Bilateral anterior ischemic optic neuropathy and branch retinal artery occlusion after radical prostatectomy
Williams, GC, Lee, AG, Adler, HL, Coburn, A, Rosas, AL, Tang, RA & Scardino, PT 1999, Journal of Urology, vol 162, no. 4, pp. 1384-1385. DOI:

Risk factors for complications and morbidity after radical retropubic prostatectomy
Dillioglugil, Ö, Leibman, BD, Leibman, NS, Rattan, MW, Rosas, AL & Scardino, PT 1997, Journal of Urology, vol 157, no. 5, pp. 1760-1767. DOI: