Medical Leader John Rosa Named Consular Correspondent of the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia


Contacts: Elissa Ruffino (NIAF) 202/939-3106,

Anna Maria Iovane (Consulate) 215-592-1219,

(Washington, DC – February 24, 2016) Dr. John P. Rosa, a renowned chiropractor and community organizer, has been appointed Consular Correspondent of the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia for South-Eastern Maryland by Honorable Andrea Canepari, Italy’s Consul General in Philadelphia, Pa.

“As the newly appointed Consular Correspondent, Dr. Rosa’s support will be invaluable in helping the Italian community in Southern Maryland as well as support the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia activities in this area,” said Canepari.

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Dr. John P. Rosa Consul General Andrea Canepari

“Dr. Rosa is more than an outstanding supporter of NIAF, he is one of my closest confidants and someone I consider a true champion of Italian culture,” said NIAF President John M. Viola. “As co-chair of the NIAF Education and Grants Committee, and through his commitment and leadership each year to the Foundation’s Anniversary Gala, John has been one of our most active and engaging board members since he joined the board in 2008 and before that he was NIAF’s coordinator for the state of Maryland, so he is the perfect Italian American for this position. Beyond his expertise in the medical field, the man is a truly accomplished community leader and his immense passion and personality are an indispensable part of NIAF’s Board.”

As Consular Correspondent, Dr. Rosa will provide information about election procedures, passports, citizenship, visas and updates from the registry office of the Consulate to assist Italian residents living in the south eastern area of Maryland and as well as those in transit through Philadelphia.

Dr. Rosa owns and supervises Accessible Beltway Clinics, which is comprised of 12 rehab centers surrounding the Washington, D.C. beltway in Maryland and Virginia, combining medicine, chiropractic and physical therapy to give a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to musculoskeletal disorders. Furthermore, Dr. Rosa has developed a specialty in trauma and sports medicine as team doctors for many sports organizations, treating amateur, college, professional and Olympic level athletes.

Dr. Rosa is also a founding member of the “RecoveryDoc” team, which offers a new, all-encompassing perspective on sports training and injury recovery. As an expert in his field, he has helped implement Integrative Medicine models to sports teams, hospitals, cancer centers and urgent care centers nationally.

He is currently Chairman of the New York Chiropractic College Board of Trustees and was recently awarded two of the professions highest honors; Fellow of the American College of Chiropractors and International College of Chiropractors.

Along with consultation, private practice and several board positions, Dr. Rosa has served as the national director of fundraising for a non-profit organization helping children internationally with a home for children in the Naples region of Italy.

He graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in biological science and received a degree in chiropractic medicine from the New York Chiropractic College.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to preserving the heritage of Italian Americans.  Visit