James T. Rosenbaum M.D.

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Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

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4.8 out of 5 (325 Ratings, 115 Comments)


  • Ophthalmology

Special focus on

  • Uveitis and Ocular Immunology


  • M.D., Yale Medical School, New Haven Connecticut 1975
  • Residency:

    • Medicine-Stanford Medical Center, Stanford
  • Fellowship:

    • Rheumatology-Stanford Medical Center, Stanford


Dr. Rosenbaum's clinical interests include uveitis and autoimmune disease. His research interests include uveitis, cytokines, leukocyte and endothelial interactions. He currently heads the Uveitis Clinic and is the director of inflammatory research at OHSU. Dr. Rosenbaum is the division chief of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. He is the Edward E. Rosenbaum professor of inflammatory diseases.

Dr. Rosenbaum received his medical degree in 1975 from Yale Medical School in New Haven, CT. He completed his medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship at Stanford Medical Center in Stanford, CA.


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • Internal medicine, 1978

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (325 Ratings, 115 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Dec 19, 2019

    To be honest, for a first appointment he was very thorough, he was very welcoming. He was very explanatory and I felt more than comfortable. I'm actually going to eliminate my rheumatologist and go with him as my rheumatologist as well as my eye specialist from here on out.

  • Dec 18, 2019

    Very thorough, kind and willing to answer questions.

  • Dec 13, 2019

    Informative and thorough. Pleasant visit.

  • Dec 10, 2019

    Dr. Rosenbaum explains all of the possible options for the treatment and let's me be involved in the solution. Really appreciate his care and expertise.

  • Nov 27, 2019

    Dr Rosenbaum couldn't be a better RA doctor. Alway enjoy my time with him and continue to learn about by RA disease. Never let him retire!!

  • Nov 26, 2019

    Dr. Rosen Rosenbaum was very nice his assistants were very nice. They all treated me great. They're awesome people and I really enjoyed it. And I think they can help me and I look forward to going to see him again in 5 weeks. Thank you very much.

  • Nov 22, 2019

    Dr. Rosenbaum is an excellent doctor. He is always on time, comma he's always kind and personable and concerned, listens well to all of the patient's problems. Seems to generally have compassion and care for people and is just overall very well educated knowledgeable doctor.

  • Nov 05, 2019

    I am completely confident with Dr. Rosenbaum. He answers my questions thoroughly. He cares.

  • Nov 04, 2019

    Everyone is so wonderfully professional! I am always impressed - and grateful - for how they make such an anxious time into a rather pleasant experience with their efficiency, their effectiveness, and their willingness to go the extra mile.

  • Oct 24, 2019

    I have gone to see Dr. Rosenbaum for over 10 years and I would recommend him and the care he has given me in those 10 years very highly.

  • Oct 22, 2019

    Very good, knowledgeable, and kind.

  • Oct 22, 2019

    The doctor seems very knowledgeable and has a genuine concern in caring for his patient. He has made us feel very welcome and answered every question that I have had. Takes the time to listen and to make sure that you understand.

  • Oct 14, 2019


  • Oct 04, 2019

    The best doctor I ever seen.

  • Oct 02, 2019

    Dr. Rosenbaum is always so kind and caring.

  • Oct 01, 2019

    answered all questions, excellent meeting

  • Oct 01, 2019

    So swiftProfessional KnowledgeableUnderstandCarlos was efficient Tara was kind/prompt...

  • Sep 27, 2019

    Yeah experience you have OHSU you really don't get anywhere else and Dr. James Rosenbaum is a smart as man as there is on earth and he's a real pleasure to have the opportunity to work with those people there because they're so knowledgeable there so professional I appreciate all of it. They've helped me get better feel better and keep in the right direction. They keep after me for the important things blood test follow up with all the medications helped me. So there's my long story to make it shorter. I would suggest some to always the best people I know that's who they deserve to work on, but it is a hospital for everybody Thank you.

  • Sep 19, 2019

    With his care, I can still see.

  • Sep 10, 2019

    Competent, reliable, provides information about the treatment, personable.

  • Sep 09, 2019

    Dr. Rosenbaum is very thorough and a great listener. He gives me options with the pros and cons and allows me to make an informed decision.

  • Sep 03, 2019

    I got there at 2:15 for a 2:30 appointment and didn't get out until 5:00. Most of the time I was sitting waiting around. Not happy.

  • Aug 29, 2019

    Yes, Dr. Rosenbaum was very professional, he was very candid with me. He was...he knew what...he quickly got to the root of the problem, diagnosed it, provided treatment, and then follow through I can't say enough. I'm very pleased with his abilities and services.

  • Aug 27, 2019

    Fantastic doctor

  • Aug 14, 2019

    Wonderful, caring, and thorough! Excellent experience!

  • Aug 01, 2019

    Excellent doctor who is committed to taking care of his patients.

  • Jul 31, 2019

    Professional and caring

  • Jul 23, 2019

    It was a very good experience. I was greeted by the desk person, took my info and said to be seated. After about a 10 min wait I was taken back and started with a student. He asked questions and then left. Another student came in and asked more questions then he went out. A few min later Student and Dr came in. Dr asked student to tell him what was going on. Then Dr looked at my eye and proceeded to tell me what to do. All in all it was a good experience and will be going back.

  • Jul 23, 2019

    We found out the most likely cause of the problem, which wasn't what the eye doctors had thought it was. A message was sent to the primary care doctor with the information. The 2 doctors were wonderful. Excellent!

  • Jul 19, 2019

    Yes, Dr. Rosenbaum has always been very thorough in my six months visits to make sure that he's on top of any pain I'm having with my RA or any other issues, new issues or nagging issues that I've had. He referred me right away this last visit to a occupational therapist because I was having trouble doing things with my hands and I saw her today and I have nothing but just great comments because this will help me greatly just every day activities. So Dr. Rosenbaum was his idea to recommend me to get some help for me to know how to take care of my hands and and this is going to be really just even today in the next visit. So I'm going to have with the occupational therapist will be great*

  • Jul 18, 2019

    Yes, Dr. Rosenbaum. I felt did a very very good job. I felt that he was honest direct and to the point and I really appreciate that and I would recommend him to anybody.

  • Jul 18, 2019

    My only disappointment about this visit was that my scans were not received by my provider prior to the appointment and as a result some tests were needed to be duplicated. I'm not sure where the fault lies there, but it was not seamless as it could've been and all those scans have been confirmed with me with my doctor of origin to have left his office and to have been sent to OHSU. Thank you.

  • Jul 17, 2019

    D.Rosenbaum has been my doctor for many years which makes it easy for me to talk with him about my medical problems.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    Dr. Rosenbaum is very thorough and professional.

  • Jul 11, 2019

    Dr. Rosenbaum’s bedside manner is absolutely wonderful. As a person who is going blind he asked me what I would like him to do for treatment and let me explain my history and current dilemma. I take the little vision I have a very serious And he was very comforting, sympathetic and made me feel so much better. I recommend him to everyone.

  • Jul 02, 2019

    Very professional, knowledgeable, and personable. The doctor was very respectful and considerate. The doctor was very focused on my health and came to a conclusion after a through examination. The doctor included the interns in the process. This was a very heart warming experience.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    I have seen Dr. Rosenbaum since 2005 and he is courteous, he makes me feel like he cares and I always come from visiting with him knowing that my eyes are being taken care of.

  • Jun 18, 2019

    I feel well cared for and confident that I will make a full recovery

  • Jun 13, 2019

    Hi, this is [Name] I was recently a patient Dr. Rosenbaum. He had another three physicians in there, and they were all examining me and they were very kind. They were very interested in what was going on with me, courteous and it was just a very pleasant experience and I would recommend him and his staff to any patient out there. It was a great, positive experience and it actually gave me some hope with my....with my health. Thank you.

  • Jun 11, 2019

    Since moving to Oregon 13 months ago, we've had a few 'sketchy' and less than stellar experiences with medical practices that trained our opinion of medical care in Oregon. Our visit with Dr. Rosenbaum restored some of our faith. Even with the extra provided in the room, we felt heard, understood, answered and satisfied. It was all very professional and, at the same time, personal. Seriously, it was a breath of fresh air.

  • Jun 06, 2019

    Dr. Rosenbaum and all of his staff are some of the best care providers we have ever experienced and we would surely recommend them to others. They have given us incredible, empathetic, caring service.

  • May 30, 2019

    Excellent. Been seeing him for ten years.

  • May 23, 2019

    I have maintained a long, 3-decade history at OHSU with Dr. James Rosenbaum, as he diagnosed and treated my difficult arthritis condition. In short, his wealth of knowledge and expertise, applied to his patients, has eased pain and suffering in many lives over these years - certainly mine.I appreciate his professional demeanor, presented with a subtle sense of humor and reassuring calm in the face of this mystifying disease.As I understand it, his scientific lab work is second to none. My most sincere thanks to this caring physician.

  • May 22, 2019

    I feel like I reach appointment takes a very long time.

  • May 22, 2019

    Dr. Rosenbaum is great. He's very friendly but thorough and knowledgable, and he is good at being clear when he explains things. His staff are also nice, polite, and diligent. The bad thing about my appointments is the excessive amount of time I have to wait before the doctor enters the exam room. I get checked right in when I arrive, someone escorts me to a room timely and starts the pre-exam tests, and then I wait. And wait, and wait.I sat in that chair for 2 hours before Dr. Rosenbaum entered the room this last appointment. I am not exaggerating; I checked the time. I know it's necessary to have to wait a bit and that would be fine, but 2 hours is just too long. If the doctor is busy until 3:44 why schedule an appointment at 1:45? Why can't they have you come at 2:45 (2:30 arrival time)? That would still allow the the assistants and fellows plenty of time to do the testing and consult prior to the doctor's availability. It's just frustrating. Also, Carlos is awesome! He is is so helpful and knows this job very well. He's also nice and polite.

  • May 21, 2019

    Very nice care

  • May 21, 2019

    James Rosenbaum, MD was : kind, unhurried, patient, professional, humble, confident, attentive, present.

  • May 16, 2019

    Dr Rosenbaum is the most caring, compassionate, physician that I have, and I have many. I have relocated to Salem and have transferred most all of my health care providers to that city; with the exception of Dr Rosenbaum. I will continue to make the trip from Salem to Portland so as to benefit from his knowledge, caring, and compassion.

  • May 14, 2019

    Dr. Rosenbaum is a great doctor. He spends time with you, answers all your questions and lets you know what's going on. Great guy; like him a lot.

  • May 10, 2019

    Very positive and assuring. Great information and took time to answer all our questions.

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