About Me

Rose has special interests in ACL injuries, hip injuries and chondral defects. She participates in the education of students, residents, fellows, athletic training students and has a particular affinity for the education of future physician assistants.

As a physician assistant, I specialize in treating joint injuries of the ankles, hips, knees and shoulders. My focus is on providing treatment for knee injuries and performing procedures such as intra-articular injections of the knee with cortisone and hyaluronic acid. I educate all my patients on their condition so they’re able to make informed decisions regarding their treatment options. I’m passionate about helping people regain their mobility and independence. I've seen how these types of conditions can affect other areas of a person's life, and it makes me happy to know I'm able to make a positive impact.

I enjoy working at an academic medical center like Ohio State because of the quality research that has given our patients a variety of treatment options. Our research programs are continually leading to new advancements, which ensure we remain a leading competitor in the healthcare industry. I completed my undergraduate education at Ohio State, and am proud to remain a part of this institution as a member of an amazingly talented team of providers.

In my free time I enjoy gardening and restoring antiques and leaf castings. I also try to keep in shape by staying active.
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • Charity interest: FRAXA Research Foundation, which focuses on finding a cure for Fragile X Syndrome
  • Member, the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Ohio Association of Physician Assistants

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Shoulder Joint
  • Knee Injuries
  • Orthopedics
  • Hip Injuries
  • Tendinopathy
  • Sports Medicine
  • Ankle Injuries

Education and Training

Education History

Certificate Program

Kettering Medical Center, Dayton, OH
8/1/2000 - 7/30/2002

Masters Degree

University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE
5/1/2006 - 8/10/2007

Board Certification

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Academic Information

My Department



The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

222 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.9 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    5 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Sep 08, 2020


  • Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

    Rose explained the details of the procedure, advised on followup care, and gave me the injection very nicely.

  • Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

    Dr. Rose is excellent and is patient and does an excellent job with helping me keep my knees moving.

  • Reviewed on Jun 02, 2020

    Rose A. Backs is very good at what she does. She is a very caring person. She is interested in giving very good care.

  • Reviewed on May 30, 2020

    I love Rose!! can talk to her about anything. And I trust her advise and care

  • Reviewed on Apr 21, 2020

    Rose is a caring professional - she is engaging & truly cares about my health - she is an asset for your hospital especially Jameson Crane Sports Medical Center.

  • Reviewed on Apr 17, 2020

    recognized my issues knew her meds , what to treat with and was very efficient and effecent

  • Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

    She was professional, caring , and thorough. She took the time to answer my questions and ensure that I understood what she said.

  • Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

    Very kind and professional.

  • Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

    Rose and Amber are awesome!

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