Dr. Rothbaum specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology – head and neck surgery. He is board certified in otolaryngology. As an otolaryngologist, Dr. Rothbaum treats diseases of the ears, nose, and throat. He sees both children and adults. His interests include facial plastic surgery, nasal obstruction, chronic sinusitis, hearing loss, chronic ear infections, thyroid and parathyroid disease, head & neck cancers, hoarseness, sleep apnea, and swallowing difficulties.
Dr. Rothbaum graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in Cambridge, MA with a degree in social studies. He received his Medical Doctorate (MD) degree from the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT.
Dr. Rothbaum completed his internship and residency training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Rothbaum spent a year of his training focusing on Facial Plastic Surgery under the principal guidance of Drs. Ira Papel and Patrick Byrne, nationally recognized leaders in the field.
While at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Rothbaum helped to develop one of the first robotic surgical systems for head and neck surgery (the “Steady Hand Robot”). He applied this system to middle and inner ear surgery. Dr. Rothbaum also designed and patented several novel surgical instruments.
Dr. Rothbaum has spent considerable time abroad and speaks conversational Spanish, Portuguese, and Hebrew. In his free moments, he enjoys hiking, biking, and jogging, but he gets most of his exercise chasing after his two young sons.