In December 2008, Dr. LaRosa joined Newark Beth Israel Medical Center as
Director of the ICU and Fellowship Program and Associate Division Director.
She is also now Associate Director of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
and of Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine and an Assistant Professor,
at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.
Early on, Dr. LaRosa knew she wanted to specialize in critical care medicine.
She completed internship and residency at The University of Arizona, one
year of Pulmonary Medicine at The University of Alabama at Birmingham,
and two years of Critical Care Medicine at New York University. She began
working as an attending physician at The Brooklyn Veterans Administration
Medical Center and subsequently undertook a position as a Cardiothoracic
Intensivist at Staten Island University for six years.
As both the ICU Director and now Patient Safety and Quality Officer at
Newark Beth Israel, Dr. LaRosa has worked tirelessly with a team of devoted
colleagues to achieve and sustain superior patient safety and quality
metrics that now equal or exceed national benchmarks.
Her devotion to a culture of safety and transparency in patient care is
unwavering. Dr. LaRosa and her team are committed to ensuring that every
patient at Newark Beth Israel receives excellent, high quality and safe
Dr. LaRosa is the author of several book chapters, articles and abstracts.
She has presented more than three-dozen invitational lectures including
several as a diplomat of the American College of Chest Physicians and
the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. LaRosa’s clinical interests
include early recognition and treatment of sepsis, end-of-life care, and
quality and performance improvement.