Dr. Richard H. Rothman
Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD, was The James Edwards Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Jefferson Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Dr. Rothman earned his BA at the University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences. He earned his MD at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and his PhD in anatomy at Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Rothman completed his internship at Philadelphia General Hospital and his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Jefferson Hospital. He has served as Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and as Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital. In 1986 he was appointed the James Edwards Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Founder of the Rothman Institute at Jefferson, Dr. Rothman was repeatedly listed by national publications as one of the nation’s best doctors for orthopaedics. He served as editor of scholarly journals in the areas of clinical orthopaedics and arthroplasty, including Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, The Spine, Seminars in Arthroplasty, Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics, and theJournal of Arthroplasty.
Dr. Rothman received numerous awards for his research contributions to the study of orthopaedics, including the Knee Society’s Insall Award and the Sir John Charnley Award. He published more than 200 papers and is author and co-author of many textbooks in his field.
A member of a great many honorary societies, Dr. Rothman was generous with his service on the boards of community organizations, including the Annenberg Institute, Brandywine Museum, First Health Inc., and Specialty Care Network.