Biography: David L. Rosenbloom
Born in Rochester, New York in 1945, David L. Rosenbloom has led an interesting and varied professional life. Educated at the University of Rochester (BA magna cum laude), he attended Georgetown University Law Center (1968-69) and then spent the next 15 years in the corporate business world with a variety of companies, including eight as public relations manager for the multinational, Fortune 500 company, Sybron Corporation in Rochester, NY.
In 1985 he became vice president and treasurer of United Arts, a marketing/public relations firm specializing in the not-for-profit performing arts. United Arts was founded in Rochester, NY in 1981 by former Gannett Newspaper journalist Linda Chiavaroli, Davidâ€™s spouse. The firm moved to Los Angeles, CA in 1983. David remained with United Arts for the next 12 years.
In 1997, he turned his woodworking hobby into a full-time business designing and building fine, custom furniture and cabinetry for clients throughout the West Coast.
In March 2009, David closed his woodworking business to devote himself to full-time work in the hospital and health care fields, specifically as a consultant on kidney patient education and compliance issues concerning dialysis and kidney transplantation. His recently published biography, Becoming Me, largely details his seven year battle with end-stage kidney disease, dialysis and a successful transplant in August 2008.
David has had formal training in mentoring both pre- and post-kidney transplant patients at the Mendez National Institute of Transplantation in Los Angeles, and has mentored patients through DaVita at Home at UCLA for several years. He is currently working with the kidney transplant team at the USC University Hospital in Los Angeles to establish a formal patient education and mentoring program. He was recently invited to lecture 2nd year medical students at the USC Keck School of Medicine.