As dean/CEO, Dr. Rothman oversees both the Johns Hopkins Health System and the School of Medicine. A rheumatologist and molecular immunologist, Rothman came to Hopkins in July 2012 after having served as dean of the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa. Previously, he served as head of internal medicine at the University of Iowa, beginning in 2004. Prior to that, he was vice chairman for research and founding director of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he joined the faculty in 1986. A 1980 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rothman earned his medical degree from Yale University in 1984, AOA. He then trained at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University before joining the school’s medical faculty.

His honors include a James S. McDonnell Foundation Career Development Award, a Pfizer Scholars Award, a Pew Scholars Award and a Leukemia Society of America Scholar Award. He was the recipient of the Pharmacia Allergy Research Foundation International Award in 1997. Dr. Rothman is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences and as a member of the American Clinical and Climatological Association. He served as president of the Association of American Physicians for 2014–15.


Recent Posts by Paul Rothman

Physician Burnout Is A Public Health Crisis: A Message To Our Fellow Health Care CEOs

Burnout among physicians is becoming a national health crisis. Leadership is needed to address the root causes of this problem and reposition the health care workforce for the future. The authors of this paper---the CEOs of our respective institutions---are committing to do just that.