Read the full story at Geisel School of Medicine news.
The Geisel School of Medicine has named Richard I. Rothstein as the Joseph M. Huber Professor of Medicine and chair of the Department of Medicine. Rothstein, who has served as the interim chair of the Department of Medicine for the past year, will immediately assume his new role.
Richard I. Rothstein joined the Geisel School of Medicine faculty in 1985. He is the associate dean for continuing medical education and a professor of surgery. (photo courtesy of the Geisel School of Medicine)
“Rich Rothstein has exercised very effective leadership this past year as the interim chair of the Department of Medicine,” says Wiley “Chip” Souba, dean of the Geisel School of Medicine. “Rich is recognized as one of our medical school’s top educators, has been successful as a clinical investigator, and is a top-notch physician.”
Rothstein is a graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine and did his residency training in internal medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, Mass. He pursued his fellowship training in gastroenterology at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, joining the Geisel School of Medicine faculty in 1985.
Rothstein served as the section chief of gastroenterology and hepatology for 15 years. Under his leadership, the section developed centers of excellence in gastrointestinal and liver disorders and endoscopy.
Actively involved in professional education and leadership development, Rothstein is the associate dean for continuing medical education. He is also professor of surgery at the Geisel School of Medicine. In June, he was named one of the inaugural members of the Geisel School of Medicine’s Academy of Faculty Master Educators.