Doreen Rosenstrauch

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Doreen Rosenstrauch
Rosenstrauch at UTHSC.2005
Born Doreen Rosenstrauch
(1969-06-23) June 23, 1969 (age 47)
Occupation scientist, physician, humanist
Years active 1988–present

Doreen Rosenstrauch also known as DrDoRo is a scientist, physician, and humanist.

Early life and family[edit]

Doreen Rosenstrauch was born (June 23, 1969) in Zossen, Berlin-Brandenburg, Germany, to Hannelore Rosenstrauch.[1][2] Hannelore married Uwe Rosenstrauch in 1976, Doreen Rosenstrauch was their only child.

Education and career[edit]

Rosenstrauch grew up in Berlin Mitte,Germany, attending the Heinrich Dorrenbach School from 1976–1986 and the Max Planck Gymnasium from 1986–1988. She received her registered nurse (RN) qualification in 1991 from the Charité Berlin at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany.

Rosenstrauch studied medicine at the University of Magdeburg Otto von Guericke in Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Rosenstrauch received the degree of medical doctor (MD) after six years of medical training in Germany and at universities in the United States (the University of Arizona, the University of Kansas, the University of Texas) and 1½ years of residency. In 1999 Rosenstrauch received a professional medical license to practice as a physician and in 2004 a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with magna cum laude after her studies and scientific work at the University of Texas, USA, and the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. At the age of 35 Rosenstrauch holds the credentials of MD, PhD, RN, FAHA.

In 2005 Rosenstrauch received her permanent residency in the United States in the category outstanding professor and researcher from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

In 2008 Rosenstrauch founded the DrDoRo Institute, a limited liability corporation licensed in the State of Texas, United States.

Science and medicine[edit]

Rosenstrauch accepted a position in the Texas Medical Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1998. She continued her biomedical research on improving the biocompatibility of implantable cardiovascular devices such as left ventricular assist devices and stents utilising auricular chondrocytes, which are cells derived from the ear (cell therapy). She received funding from the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health and the Roderick Duncan MacDonald foundation to further the scientific projects especially research in tissue engineering and gene therapy. She is holding adjunct appointments at the main Universities and Institutes in Houston. Rosenstrauch focusses on bridging the gap between science and medicine by creating an interdisciplinary environment for high school, undergraduate, graduate students and faculty members in the Texas Medical Center and internationally.

Rosenstrauch was invited by the People's Republic of China to chair a scientific session of the 14th World Congress of the World Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons. In October 2004 in Beijing, China Rosenstrauch was meeting and collaborating with leaders in the field such as Dr. Zheng Qu, MD, PhD, Professor, Cardiac Surgery, Beijing Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood Vessels Disease and Dr. Denton Cooley, MD, President and Surgeon-in-Chief of the Texas Heart Institute and founder of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas, USA, and Dr. O. H. Frazier, MD, Chief, Cardiopulmonary Transplantation at the Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas, USA).

Rosenstrauch is currently a physician scientist in the Texas Medical Center holding the following credentials: MD, PhD, RN, FAHA.[3]

Honors and awards[edit]

  • 2008 Invited member of the reviewers committee of the American Heart Association [4]
  • 2005 Recipient of the Star Award for outstanding contributions and services to the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • 2005 Invited Biographee Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering Marquis, 8th Edition 2005–2006 [4]
  • 2005 Invited member of the reviewers panel for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs of the National Institute of Health[citation needed]
  • 2004 Invited consultant of the Gerson Lehrman Group's Council of Healthcare Advisors[5]
  • 2004 Invited Biographee Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Health care Marquis, 5th Edition 2004–2005[6]
  • 2003 Invited member of the Reviewers Panel for the Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease[7]
  • 2002 International Reviewers Panel for the Medical Science Monitor [8]
  • 2002 Fellow of the American Heart Association. Elected as an inaugural fellow of the American Heart Association and the Council on Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgery of the American Heart Association, by Richard D. Weisel, MD, FAHA, National Center, Dallas, Texas, USA[9]
  • 2000 Recipient of the Research Award of the Texas Heart Institute [10] at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas
  • 1991 Recipient of the Award of Excellence in Nursing, Charité, Medical Faculty of the Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • 1986 Recipient of the Gotthold Ephraim Lessing Medal, Berlin, Germany


  • 2004 Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston, Houston Texas, USA[11]
  • 2004 Adjunct Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA[12]
  • 2003 Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston,Texas, USA [3]
  • 2002 Visiting and Honorary Professor of the Tanzania Heart Institute,[13] Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
  • 2001 Honorary Professor (Profesora distinguida) of the Asociacion Mexicana de la Ciencia de los Animals de Laboratorio (AMCAL), Mexico[14][15]

Groups and associations[edit]


Rosenstrauch has created art pieces by combining poetry and photography, foto art @ DrDoRo.[17] One of Rosenstrauch's art projects TRI-athletic sunrise includes the poem "Reaching the Finish Line is Just the Beginning!" This poem is known among triathletes as a motivational and inspirational work, especially for female athletes.[citation needed]


Rosenstrauch has participated in numerous charitable athletic events:

Rosenstrauch is a yoga instructor with National Teachers Certification and an active member of the USA Triathlon.

Rosenstrauch participated in the Ironbabe triathlon [6], Run Wild [7], Lone star triathlon [8], Cinco ranch triathlon as a relay member of the female team of athletes “la camisa doro” reported in the magazine !QUE ONDA! in 2007 [9] and the Super Sprint Iron Babe triathlon.

Humanitarian work[edit]

Rosenstrauch is involved at the Tanzania Heart Institute located in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, which is a Non-profit organization dedicated to the treatment of heart, blood vessels, chest and related diseases through innovative and progressive programs in research, education, and patient care in Dar-es-Salaam. Rosenstrauch organized and participated in medical mission trips to the Institute.[24]

Rosenstrauch, Dr. Denton Cooley, Dr. Ferdinand Masau at the foundation of the Tanzania Heart Institute in 2000


  • Doreen Rosenstrauch, Gregory Poglajen, Y.J. Geng, Nina Zidar, Igor Gregoric, Jaskaran Gill, Tim Josef, Harnath Shelat, David McPherson, James T. Willerson, "Stem Cells to the Rescue: Novel Treatments for Iscemic Heart Disease", Proceedings of the 13th World Congress on Heart Disease, International Academy of Cardiology Annual Scientific Sessions 2007[25]
  • Doreen Rosenstrauch. "Seminars in Women's Health". Women's Reproductive Health Research Career Development Program, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas, USA, February 14, 2007. Heart of a woman[26]
  • Doreen Rosenstrauch, Sunčica Čanić, Thsorng-Whay Pan, Jian Hao, Roland Glowinski, Giovanna Guidoboni, Timothy Josef, Jaskaran Gill, Katy Moncivais, Craig Hartley. "Genetically Engineered Mammalian Cells Could Improve the Biocompatibility of Implantable Cardiovascular devices"; Proceedings of the 2006 Combined Winter ISMICS ASCTS conference[27]
  • Suncica Canic, J. Tambaca, G. Guidoboni, A. Mikelic, Craig Hartley, Doreen Rosenstrauch, "Modeling viscoelastic behavior of arterial walls and their interaction with pulsatile blood flow", SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics, Volume 67 Issue 1 (2006) Pages 164-193.[28]
  • Hanneman SK, McKay K, Costas G, Rosenstrauch D (June 2005). "Circadian temperature rhythm of laboratory swine". Comparative Medicine. 55 (3): 249–55. PMID 16089173. 
  • Rosenstrauch D, Poglajen G, Zidar N, Gregoric ID (2005). "Stem celltherapy for ischemic heart failure". Texas Heart Institute Journal. 32 (3): 339–47. PMC 1336704Freely accessible. PMID 16392214. 
  • Suncica Canic, J. Tambaca, A. Mikelic, Craig Hartley, D. Mirkovic, Joy Chavez and Doreen Rosenstrauch. "Blood flow through axially symmetric sections of compliant vessels: new effective closed models", Proceedings of the 26th Annual Engineering Conference IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). 2004.[29]
  • Rosenstrauch D, Akay HM, Bolukoglu H, et al. (2003). "Ex vivo resuscitation of adult pig hearts". Texas Heart Institute Journal. 30 (2): 121–7. PMC 161897Freely accessible. PMID 12809253. 
  • Doreen Rosenstrauch, "The Cardiovascular System – an overview of Human Anatomy and Physiology", Workshop IV: Optimal Transport in the Human Body: Lungs and Blood IPAM, a National Science Foundation Math Institute at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA May. 2008[30]
  • Doreen Rosenstrauch, MD, Harnath Shelat, BS, K. Ravi-Chandar, PhD, Marie Ng, Boniface Magesa, Arash Tadbiri, MD, David Paniaqua, MD, David Fish, MD, Suncica Canic, PhD, O.H. Frazier, MD. "Coating stents with chondrocytes and genetically engineering of auricular chondrocytes". American Association for the Advancement of Science. (Optimal Stent Design), 16 February 2004 [31]
  • Doreen Rosenstrauch, RN, MD, Kamuran Kadipasaoglu, PhD, Harnath Shelath, Pierre Zoldhelyi MD, O.H. Frazier, MD, "Cartilage Tissue Engineering contributed chapter to biomaterials handbook advanced applications of basics sciences and bioengineering", New York, New York, USA January 2002 [32]
  • Doreen Rosenstrauch, Harald C. Eichstaedt, Tim Myers, Fred J. Clubb, Brano Radovancevic, Igor Gregoric, O.H. Frazier, Tim Scott-Burden “Tissue engineering with autologous chondrocytes for cellular lining of mechanical assist devices”, European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery =EACTS, October 2000
  • Scott-Burden T, Bosley JP, Rosenstrauch D, et al. (May 2002). "Use of autologous auricular chondrocytes for lining artificial surfaces: a feasibility study". The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 73 (5): 1528–33. doi:10.1016/S0003-4975(01)03600-1. PMID 12022544. 
  • Doreen Rosenstrauch, Tim Scott-Burden, O. H. Frazier, “The Use of Tissue Engineering to Improve the Biocompatibility of the Left Ventricular Assist Device”, The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Volume 19, Number 1, page 59, January 2000


  1. ^ Hannelore Rosenstrauch[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ About Us[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-12-31. Retrieved 2008-04-28. 
  4. ^ Region III Peer Review Committee 2A
  5. ^ Gerson Lehrman Group Councils
  6. ^ Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare
  7. ^ The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease - Home
  8. ^ Medical Science Monitor
  9. ^ The page you are trying to access has been deleted
  10. ^ Texas Heart Institute - About Us
  11. ^ Biomedical Engineering faculty page Archived May 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. at University of Houston, accessed 2008-05-12
  12. ^ Beyond Traditional Borders
  13. ^ Tanzania Heart Institute - About THI Archived May 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-01-08. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  15. ^ Profile
  16. ^ UH | Biomedical Engineering Archived May 10, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
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  18. ^ 2006 Komen Houston Race for the Cure Competitive 5K Run
  19. ^ The Race Against Violence 5K - Houston Area Women's Center Archived March 29, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  20. ^ TXU Energy Turkey Trot 5k Run & Walk
  21. ^ brightroom event photography
  22. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  23. ^ HBU - Coverage 2006 Archived July 19, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
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  25. ^ Program
  26. ^ Baylor College of Medicine OB/GYN Archived December 1, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  27. ^ [2]
  28. ^ P:\TEX\SIAP\67-1\65156\65156
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  30. ^ Institute For Pure and Applied Mathematics
  31. ^ 2004 Press Program REVISED
  32. ^ [3]

External links[edit]

  • The DrDoRo Institute [10]