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Dr. DeRosa was born in Napoleon, Ohio and raised in the eastern Indiana town of Angola.  Following graduation from high school, he attended and graduated from the University of Notre Dame after which he attended the Indiana University School of Medicine.  Upon completion of his orthopaedic residency, Dr. DeRosa relocated to London, England for a pediatric orthopaedic fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children.  After the fellowship, he returned to the United States for two year stint in the US Air Force.  Dr. DeRosa then returned to Indiana University as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, followed by Associate Professor, Professor and finally Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery from 1986 to 1995.   Dr. DeRosa spent 25 years at Indiana University and in 1995 relocated to North Carolina to become the Executive Director of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in Chapel Hill, as well as Professor of Surgery at the Duke University School of Medicine.  He retired from the faculty at Duke University in 2006 and is now Professor Emeritus.  He has also retired as Executive Director of the ABOS in February 2008 and also holds Emeritus status with the Board.

During his active years Dr. DeRosa served as president of the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, president of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, president of the American Orthopaedic Association, chair of the ACGME/RRC for Orthopaedic Surgery as well as president of the National Residency Matching Program in 2007.  In 1990 he was elected to the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery where he became involved with the certification and recertification of orthopaedic surgeons where he focused efforts on ethics and professionalism until his retirement in 2008. 

On a personal note, Dr. DeRosa is married to the former MaryAnn Swaim.  They have five children and 12 grandchildren who keep them very busy.  His hobbies include golf, snow skiing, and making chocolates.