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Meet Dr.James C. “Butch” Rosser, Jr. MD FACS a living ” BLACK HISTORY “

Meet Dr.James C. “Butch” Rosser, Jr. MD FACS a living ” BLACK HISTORY “


James C. “Butch” Rosser, Jr. MD FACS is proud to join the Celebration Hospital family and the practice of Jay Redan, MD FACS. Dr. Rosser is a general surgeon specializing in minimally invasive (laparoscopic) procedures. He has been a recognized national and international leader in minimally invasive surgery for over 20 years. Dr. Rosser has given more than 350 invited lectures around the world, written over 50 peer reviewed articles, more than16 chapters in books currently in print, and 11 digital books. He is past president of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and holds two patents and several products and appliances have been developed to his credit. For his efforts, Dr. Rosser has received numerous recognitions and awards, including keys to many cities, citations by several state legislatures, three Smithsonian awards for technical achievements in medicine, NAACP Living Legend Award in Medicine, National Mentoring Award, The SAGES Gerald Marks Life Time Achievement Award and Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons’ EXCEL award and many others. In addition, he has held academic appointments at Yale University School of Medicine, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Rosser comes to Celebration from Morehouse School of Medicine, where he was a Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery.

Dr. Rosser has accomplished extensive professional success, however, he is most proud of his social and humanitarian contributions around the world outside of medicine. He is director of the non-profit organization called Modern Day Miracles and is no stranger to the Orlando community, having worked extensively with the Orlando Science Center and schools in and around the Orlando area. Over the last six years, Dr. Rosser has appeared on several local radio and television programs pushing the transformation of the current education system. He has been a leader in what he calls a Digital Learning Revolution to harness the collateral learning assets of pop culture and video games to teach children and train our workforce more effectively. He is the author of the recently released book entitled, Playin’ to Win: A Surgeon, Scientist and Parent Examines the Upside of Video Games that chronicles the details of this premise. Dr. Rosser hopes not to be just a medical asset to the community but a good citizen as well.


  • Associate Professor and Director of Endo-Laparoscopic Surgery, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • Board Certified, Surgery
  • Chief Resident, Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH
  • Chief, Minimally-Invasive Surgery, Beth Israel Medical Center, NY, NY
  • Director, Advanced Medical Technology Institute, Beth Israel, NY, NY
  • European Association for Endoscopic Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Medical Degree, University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson, MS
  • Professor, Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, NY
  • Residency, General Surgery, Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons


  • Mississippi Governor’s Education Award, Jackson, MS, 2010
  • EXCEL Lifetime Achievement Award, Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons, 2009
  • Gerald Marks Lifetime Achievement Award, Society for American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), 2008
  • 3rd Place Best Poster Presentation, Society of Laparoscopic Surgery Annual Meeting, 2005
  • National Award for Surgical Education, Ethicon Endosurgery , 2004
  • Alumni Hall of Fame Award, University of Mississippi, 2004
  • Key to the City Award, Moorhead, Mississippi, 2004
  • National Role Model Award, Minority Access, Inc., 2000

Desmond Brown

February 6th, 2016

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