Juan Rosai, M.D. (August 1940 – July 2020) was an Italian-born American physician who contributed to clinical research and education in the specialty of surgical pathology. He was the principal author and editor of a major textbook in that field, and he characterized novel medical conditions such as Rosai-Dorfman disease and the desmoplastic small round cell tumor. Rosai is also well-known because of his role as teacher, mentor and consultant to many American and international surgical pathologists.
A dear friend of mine, a Mentor, a Giant of Pathology, Juan Rosai, has passed away. I'll miss you very much.
Circumstances surrounding his death is yet to be revealed, we will update you as soon as we get the full details.