Jeffrey M. Rothenberg, MD, MS, FACOG, this year’s recipient of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award, will be recognized during today’s Presidential Inauguration and Convocation.
Dr. Rothenberg has been instrumental in incorporating the arts into Indiana University School of Medicine’s (IUSM) curricula. Believing that the arts assist students in developing and nurturing their skills of observation, analysis, empathy, and self-reflection, he helped establish and remains the current faculty mentor for the Reflections publication at the IUSM; which showcases the pursuits of health professionals and students in the medical, dental, and nursing fields. He is also a founding member of the IUSM Art committee, a student and staff juried art exhibition.
He also helped initiate a Visual Thinking Strategy program, where both nursing and medical students attend the Indianapolis Art Museum and are asked open-ended questions, which facilitates greater interaction between medical staff and patients.
Dr. Rothenberg was appointed chief medical officer for IU Health University in March 2013. He is the vice-chair for professional development as well as the director of the Department of Ob-Gyn’s Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. He serves in various leadership roles for ACOG on both clinical and educational matters. He also serves as an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, Dr. Rothenberg earned a master’s in biophysics from the Weizmann Institute of Science. He obtained his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University.