Dean A. Rosen


Dean Rosen is one of the nation's top health care experts, having played a leading role in developing and advancing health policy for nearly 20 years in the nation's capital. He has a deep understanding of America's complex health care system and an equally intimate knowledge of politics and process. A partner at Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti Inc., Dean provides policy counsel and strategic advice to policy makers, business leaders, trade association executives and not-for-profit organizations on a broad range of health issues.

At Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti Inc., Dean has represented major health systems, physician specialty organizations, private health plans, clinical laboratories, biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers and national employers seeking to comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and affect national health policy.

Prior to joining Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti Inc., Dean held a series of high-level positions in both government and the private sector. Dean was the chief health care advisor to Senate Majority Leader William H. Frist, M.D. (R-TN). He served first as staff director for the United States Senate Subcommittee on Public Health, then as the Majority Leader's health policy director. Previously, he was senior vice president of policy and general counsel for the Health Insurance Association of America (HIAA). He came to HIAA from the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee where, as majority counsel, he played a significant role in developing the Medicare provisions of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. Dean also served as health policy coordinator and majority counsel to the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources. There, he had principal responsibility for advising the Committee chair, Senator Nancy Kassebaum (R-KS), on a wide range of health care and employee benefit issues. Before entering the public sector, Dean practiced law at Dow, Lohnes and Albertson.

Through his influential posts on Capitol Hill, Dean helped shepherd through Congress a long list of major legislative accomplishments, including:

  • The Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003
  • The Project Bioshield Act of 2004
  • The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
  • The Balanced Budget Act of 1997

Dean also holds several academic posts and is a sought after public speaker and press commentator. He lives with his family in Washington, D.C.

    • Board of Directors, David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship
    • Board of Directors, Coalition for Health Services Research
    • Associate Professor, George Washington University School of Public Health
    • Visiting Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    • Advisory Committee, Center for Studying Health System Change
    • B.S. - Boston University
    • M.S. - Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
    • J.D. - Syracuse University School of Law