Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Arthur Rosecan, M.D. was the youngest of four children, and a Cardinals fan. He received his bachelor’s degree from Yale University, majoring in English Language and Literature. He received his M.D. from the George Washington University School of Medicine and stayed in Washington, D.C. to serve his psychiatry residency at Georgetown University Hospital where he was selected to be Chief Resident. He opened his private practice in Leesburg, Virginia in 1990, and served as Medical Director of psychiatry at INOVA Loudoun Hospital until 2011. He left hospital work to focus on his office practice and seeing patients in retirement communities or physical rehabilitation units.
Dr. Rosecan has always liked talking with people. His friendly nature led him to be elected President of the Student Body at his high school five months after transferring in at the beginning of junior year. Spending enough time with his patients to talk with them, and to get to know them as people is important to Dr. Rosecan. His practice style for years has emphasized quality over quantity, rejecting “assembly-line medicine.” He encourages his patients to give their opinions and to participate in treatment decisions.
Dr. Rosecan has a broad range of interests including history, geography, current events, popular culture, animals, humor, and sports. He likes working with retired adults and finds that each has a fascinating life story that shapes who they are. Every individual is unique, and one size does not fit all. Dr. Rosecan is considered an expert in memory disorders, and the interplay between mood and neurological illness. He takes pride in translating complex neuropsychiatric concepts into plain English.