James T. Rosenbaum M.D.

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Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Not currently accepting patients

4.8 out of 5 (294 Ratings, 103 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 (294 Ratings, 103 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

  • 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.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Did not feel rushed at all. Explained all questions asked. Wonderful provider!

  • Apr 17, 2019

    Staff was very gracious in helping with scheduling my appointment and the doctor was extremely helpful with providing detail concerning my eye problem.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    Dr. Rosenbaum is always very helpful in keeping me healthy, and I am grateful I have him as a physician.

  • Apr 16, 2019

    Dr rosenbaum has been my Dr for 4 yr. He wonderful

  • Apr 03, 2019

    Caring, knowledgeable, listens

  • Apr 03, 2019

    Dr. Jim Rosenbaum is a wonderful doctor. I have been under his care for over 30 years. Very kind man.

  • Apr 02, 2019

    Dr. Rosenbaum & Dr. Arpelo(sp) are wonderful. Very thorough & explain everything so very well. they make you feel like a valued patient.

  • Mar 31, 2019

    He was open minded about my desire to delay medication.

  • Mar 28, 2019

    Is extremely knowledgeable and has made me feel better and I can see is a great doctor.

  • Mar 28, 2019

    Hello, my name is [Name] Dr. Rosenbaum office and all his personnel are great people. I feel really good to be there. I have learned a lot about the condition and they really open and honest about what their patients need to do and follow the instructions and that meant a lot to me.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    Demeanor of Dr Rosenbaum and the THREE Optomoligists with him showed their interest in my situation.

  • Mar 19, 2019

    well considered treatmentconcerned and caring

  • Mar 07, 2019

    Great as usual. Dr Rosenenbaum is caring and asks if I have questions or concerns.

  • Mar 07, 2019

    I have been extremely satisfied with the care Dr. James Rosenbaum has provided me. He has mastered the art of listening and seems to understand my concerns even when I can’t express them very well. His depth of medical knowledge has benefitted me with just the right treatments in my very difficult medical problem. I could not be happier than I am with the medical attention and care provided to me by Dr. Rosenbaum and the OHSU staff.

  • Mar 06, 2019

    Everyone that I have been in contact with at the Casey Eye Institute has always been very nice and professional with me.

  • Mar 05, 2019

    Dr.Rosenbaum is professional, thorough and an incredible diagnostician.

  • Mar 05, 2019

    Excellent and exceptional Dr.who is brilliant and knowledgeable in all areas of his field... and a wonderful teacher and person.

  • Mar 05, 2019

    Very good doctor,kind,compassionate answers all questions, couldn't ask for a better doctor

  • Feb 15, 2019

    I've been going to Dr. Rosenbaum since 2005. He has always been courteous and prompt and most interested in my problem with my eyes. I would definitely recommend him to anybody he is a wonderful man.

  • Feb 14, 2019

    Showed interest in me and my illness. Asked me what were my expectations and what I needed from him.

  • Feb 04, 2019

    I’ve gone to Dr Rosenbaum for almost 10 years. He is compassionate and always answers all my questions.

  • Jan 19, 2019

    Dr. Rosenbaum has always been very thorough, and even this last visit, he was checking immunizations, and realized that I was not up to date on one of them, and I just really appreciated his care and concern that I am getting the best health care that I can, and stay healthy.

  • Jan 18, 2019

    Dr. Rosenbaum is an incredible rheumatologist. I think his ability to diagnose and treat is amazing. He always leave me feeling like he listens, understands, and really cares about me. I only wish he would take new patients because I would refer every patient that needs a rheum to him!

  • Jan 10, 2019

    this department and the doctors there are always on time, polite, and informed.

  • Jan 10, 2019

    He's very thorough, he makes you understand what the issues are and he's just a great doctor. Thank you.

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