Noreen F. Rossi, M.D.


Noreen RossiCurrent Position:

Professor and Vice Chair for Faculty Scholarly Enhancement, Internal Medicine


Wayne State University School of Medicine

What influenced your decision to serve on the Board?

I am a Detroit Mercy graduate, at that time University of Detroit, which prepared me well to attend Yale Medical School and have a very fulfilling career in medicine and research.

Biographical Profile:

Professor of Internal Medicine and Physiology at Wayne State University School of Medicine where she is Vice Chair of Internal Medicine for Faculty Scholarly Enhancement and Program Director for the Nephrology Fellowship. After graduating with a B.S. in Chemistry from what was then the University of Detroit, Dr. Rossi received her M.D. degree from Yale University School of Medicine. She then went on to residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Hospitals and a nephrology fellowship at the University of Colorado School Health Sciences Center. Dr. Rossi’s primary research interests have focused on regulation of vasopressin secretion by central mechanisms and the baroreflex as well as on the mechanisms whereby exercise training influences the integrative control of cardiovascular function and renal sodium handling. Her work has enjoyed more than 25 years of continuous extramural funding. In addition, Dr. Rossi has been dedicated to medical education at all levels: undergraduate, graduate school, medical school, residency, fellowship and postgraduate. She has been the recipient of numerous School of Medicine Teaching awards, including the Apple Award and the WSU President’s Teaching Award. Her clinical activities are devoted to consultative nephrology in the acute care setting. Among her service activities in the academic community she is an active member of the Executive Committee of the Wayne State School of Medicine, the Advisory Board of the University of Detroit School of Engineering and Science, the Cardiorenal Study Section of the American Heart Association and the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Kidney Foundation.