Arnold J. Rosoff

Professor of Legal Studies and Health Care Systems, The Wharton School; Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, The University of Pennsylvania


The Wharton School


Legal Studies Dept.

600 Jon M.

Huntsman Hall

3730 Walnut Street 

 University of Pennsylvania


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6340


Phone: 215-898-7610



Curriculum Vitae (.doc)


 Wharton Faculty Profile


 Recent work:


“Health Law at Fifty Years: A Look Back,” Health Matrix: J. Law-Med. (2004).


“Informed Consent to Medical and Surgical Treatment,” in Legal Medicine Vol. 6 (2004)


"On Being a Physician in the Electronic Age: Peering into the Mists at 'Point-and-Click' Medicine," 46 St. Louis U.L.J (2002).


 "Breach of Fiduciary Duty Lawsuits against MCOs: What's Left after Pegram v. Herdrich?" 22 J. Legal Med. 55-75 (2001).


 "Evidence-Based Medicine and the Law: The Courts Confront Clinical Practice Guidelines," 26 J. Health Politics, Policy & Law 327-68 (2001).


"Informed Consent in the Electronic Age," 25 Am. J. L. & Med. 367-386 (1999).


 "The Changing Face of Pharmacy Benefits Management: Information Technology Pursues a Grand Mission," 42 St. Louis U. L. J. 1-53 (1998).






A full-time member of the University of Pennsylvania faculty since 1970, Arnold Rosoff is Professor of Legal Studies and Health Care Systems at The Wharton School and a Senior Fellow of Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.  Since 2004, he has been a faculty member in the Penn Medical School’s Graduate Program  in Public Health Studies program (MPH).  He has chaired Wharton's Department of Legal Studies and directed its MBA Program for Executives and the Wharton Government and Business Program.  He is Faculty Master of Fisher Hassenfeld College House, one of Penn’s eleven residential learning programs.


Professor Rosoff teaches and researches in the area of health law and policy and has written extensively on these subjects. He is Deputy Editor of the Journal of Legal Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine, and a member of editorial board of the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics.


Professor Rosoff received his B.S. in Economics from Penn and his law degree from Columbia University.  He clerked for the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and practiced law with the Philadelphia firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen.  Principally through AHMAC (the American Health Management and Consulting Corp.), he has consulted to numerous private and governmental entities on health law and organizational matters, with emphasis on HMOs and other prepaid health and dental plans. 


At various times in his career, Professor Rosoff has served as Senior Health Law Advisor to the Health Care Financing Administration (DHEW) and has been a visiting faculty member at the Harvard School of Public Health and at Keio University Medical School in Tokyo, a Guest Scholar at The Brookings Institution, and a Scholar-in-Residence at the Institute of Medicine.  In 1999, he was a Visiting Scholar at INSEAD, in France, studying how advances in information technology are changing the practice of medicine.  His recent research has focused on the expanding use of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) and Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) and ways in which the electronic age is changing medical practice and physician-patient relationships.







                                                                      University of Pennsylvania                       The Department of Legal Studies                    
                                                                      The Wharton School                               The Leonard Davis Institute