Jefferson Surgical Solutions


Jamie Jay Rothstein, RN, CCRC

As Clinical Research Nurse and the Project Manager for the Department of Surgery, Jamie Jay Rothstein builds systems for implementing and managing all aspects of the Department’s clinical trials – from protocol development to fiscal management. She also guides the Department’s research coordinators, interacting with them regularly for ongoing education and training.

Before joining Jefferson in July 2013, Rothstein created, developed and managed a research department of 10 physicians. Through strategic planning, analysis, business plan development, quality and performance improvement, the department grew to a staff of several coordinators. She says that while she enjoyed the position, she jumped at the chance to move from pharmaceutical to academic research.

“I love having the opportunity to work with the physicians and research coordinators at Jefferson,” she says. “Their passion for research – and compassion for patients – is unparalleled.”

Rothstein has been a nurse since 1991, when she was the first Graduate Nurse hired into the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. By 1995, she was serving as Primary Nurse and Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator at CHOP.

Over the past two decades, she has worked in a variety of clinical nursing fields and clinical research positions, including serving as a nurse educator for the OR in the Same Day Surgery Unit at several hospitals and surgical centers. In addition to being a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator, she holds certifications in Good Clinical Practice from the National Institutes of Health and is a member of SOCRA (Society of Clinical Research Associates) and ACRP (Association of Clinical Research Professionals).

Rothstein lauds the quality of research underway at Jefferson: “We’re doing innovative and groundbreaking work, such as studies of immunotherapy for specific kinds of cancer and growth of cell lines. The physicians are committed to the studies’ success.”

She lives with her husband in Cherry Hill, NJ, and enjoys being a mother to two daughters—and three Newfoundland dogs.