Arnold J Rosoff

Arnold J Rosoff
  • Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies and Business Ethics

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    650 Jon M. Huntsman Hall
    3730 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Research Interests: antitrust in health care, comparative health care systems, especially japan and u.s., health care law, legal and regulatory controls on health care cost and quality, legal implications of clinical practice guidelines, legal, business and ethical aspects of health care, patients' rights, especially "informed consent" issues, pharmacy benefits management, private and governmental financing of health care

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CLU, American College of Life Underwriters, 1973; JD, Columbia University, 1968; BS, University of Pennsylvania, 1965

Recent Consulting

Advice to employers, regulators, insurers, and managed care organizations on health care benefits and cost containment options

Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards

Fellow, American College of Legal Medicine, 1992; Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, University of Pennsylvania, 1976; Anvil Award for Teaching Excellence, 1982; Graduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award, 1982-85; Undegraduate Excellence in Teaching Award, 1997

Academic Positions Held

Wharton: 1970-present (Chairperson, Legal Studies Department, 1991-95; Director, Wharton Executive MBA Program, 1991-93; Director, Wharton Government and Business Program, 1988-91). Visiting appointments: 2012, Senior Scholar, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University (; The Brookings Institution; Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences; Harvard University; Health Care Financing Administration, DHHS

Other Positions

Associate, Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen, Attorneys, 1968-70; 1984-88; Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1969

Professional Leadership 2005-2009

Deputy Editor, Journal of Legal Medicine, 1982-89, 1994-present; Editorial Board, Law, Medicine and Health Care, 1983-present; Contributing Editor, Hospital Law Manual, 1980-present

Continue Reading


  • Arnold J Rosoff (2004), Informed Consent to Medical and Surgical Treatment, Legal Medicine, Vol. 6 (2004).

  • Arnold J Rosoff (2004), Health Law at Fifty Years: A Look Back, Health Matrix: J. Law-Med., (2004).

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

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

  • Arnold J Rosoff (2001), Breach of Fiduciary Duty Lawsuits against MCOs: What’s Left after Pegram v. Herdrich?, J. Legal Med., 22, p 55-75 (2001).

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

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

Awards and Honors

  • Recipient of the Gold Medal of the American College of Legal Medicine, 2004
  • Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Teaching Award, 1997
  • Graduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award, 1985
  • Graduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award, 1984
  • Graduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award, 1983
  • Winner of the Anvil Award for Teaching, 1982
  • Graduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award, 1982
  • Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, 1976


Latest Research

Arnold J Rosoff (2004), Informed Consent to Medical and Surgical Treatment, Legal Medicine, Vol. 6 (2004).
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