Alexander Rosenstein was born in the USSR in the Black Sea port of Odessa, a grandson of a decorated Red Army officer and WWII hero, a son of a renowned Soviet inventor and Jewish dissident. In the 1970’s, he emigrated with his parents and brother to the U.S. where he was able to realize his dream of higher education, at that time an unattainable goal for Jewish young people in the USSR. Alexander graduated from the University of Minnesota with a combined degree in Engineering and Biology and earned an MD from the same institution. He obtained his Orthopedic Surgery training at the University of California, San Diego, and completed postdoctoral studies at Oxford University.
After 15 years of private practice in Southern California, Alexander returned to academe and eventually advanced to the rank of full Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He has lectured and performed surgeries worldwide, including Odessa, Ukraine, designed orthopedic implants and instruments and been awarded U.S. and Canadian patents. Since migrating to the US Alexander returned three times back to Ukraine and Russia. His second visit coincided with the events immediately preceding the fall of the Soviet Empire. Dr. Rosenstein has authored numerous scientific articles and a book for arthritic patients.