Ann K. Rosenthal, MD, FACP

Associate Dean, Chief, Professor


  • Rheumatology - Froedtert Hospital
  • 8750 William Coffey Dr.
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226


  • Rheumatology

New & Established Patients Call

I enjoy getting to know my patients and working collaboratively with them to provide excellent care.


Diseases and Conditions

  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Gout
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pseudogout
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Vasculitis
  • Myositis
  • Early Stage Arthritis
  • Temporal Arteritis

Treatments and Services

  • General Rheumatology
  • Acute and Chronic Disease Management

Patients Ages Seen

  • Adult
  • Senior


  • English

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee
  • Zablocki VA Medical Center – Milwaukee

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Clinic Locations

Rheumatology - Froedtert Hospital

Zablocki VA Medical Center

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Dr. Rosenthal is the Will and Cava Ross Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Chief of the Rheumatology Division. She the medical director of the Zablocki VA Translational Research Center, a key component of the Clinical Translational Science Institute and recently became the Associate Chief of Staff for Research at the VA Medical Center. She maintains an active clinical practice, has been elected a fellow in the American College of Physicians, and is the winner of several teaching awards.

Dr. Rosenthal received her MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Rochester. She received her rheumatology training at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Her principal research interests revolve around pathogenic mechanisms of a common form of arthritis known as calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease. This work has been funded by the Veteran’s Administration Research Service and the National Institutes of Health since 1991. Other research interests include osteoarthritis and gout as well as musculoskeletal complications of diabetes. She is the author of over 80 original publications, numerous chapters and invited reviews, and has spoken at many national and international meetings. She is an enthusiastic study section member for NIH and the VA and is an active mentor for the US Bone and Joint Decade Young Investigators Initiative.

Education and Training

Doctor of Medicine - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Baltimore, MD (1983)
Internship & Residency in Internal Medicine - Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester - Rochester, NY (1984-1986)
Fellowship in Rheumatology - Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals - Milwaukee, WI (1987-1990)