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A. David Rothner, MD

216.636.5860

A. David Rothner, MD
Department: Medical Subspecialty Pediatrics
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S60
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
DeskDesk:216.445.8124
WorkFax:216.445.9139
A. David Rothner, MD
Department: Neurology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S60
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
DeskDesk:216.445.8124
WorkFax:216.445.9139
A. David Rothner, MD
Department: Center for Pediatric Neurology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S60
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
DeskDesk:216.445.8124
WorkFax:216.445.9139
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

A. David Rothner, MD, is Chairman Emeritus of the Section of Child Neurology and Director of the Pediatric/Adolescent Headache Program at Cleveland Clinic. He also directs the Patient Education Program in the Division of Education.

Dr. Rothner received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Following completion of an internship and junior residency in pediatrics at the Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago, he completed a senior residency in pediatrics at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center’s Babies Hospital in New York City. Dr. Rothner continued his training at the Neurologic Institute of Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center with a fellowship in pediatric neurology. He has been a member of the faculty in the Department of Pediatrics and Neurology at Cleveland Clinic since 1973.

Currently, Dr. Rothner is the Chairman Emeritus of the Section of Child Neurology at Cleveland Clinic. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Division of Education. He serves as a Fellow of the American Academies of Pediatrics and Neurology, and has served on the advisory boards of the Epilepsy Foundation of America and the March of Dimes. Dr. Rothner directs the Pediatric/Adolescent Headache Program and also directs the efforts of the Patient Education Program.

Dr. Rothner sits on the editorial board of Pediatrics Today and Headache Quarterly. He has published over 250 original articles, book chapters, tapes and reviews in the areas of epilepsy, headaches in children and general pediatric neurology. He is Co-Editor of the textbook, Headache in Children and Adolescents.

Professional Highlights

  • Co-Editor, Text: Headache in Children and Adolescents
  • Funding grant from Children's Tumor Foundation to develop a comprehensive Neurofibromatosis Center

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Campus
Pediatric Neurology
New York, NY USA
1973
Residency - Babies & Children's Hospital Of New York
Pediatrics
New York, NY USA
1968
Residency - Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
Pediatrics
Chicago, IL USA
1967
Internship - Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
Pediatrics
Chicago, IL USA
1966
Medical School - University of Illinois College of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA
1965
Undergraduate - Yeshiva University
New York, NY USA
1961

Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Specialty Interests

general pediatric neurology, Headaches, Neurofibromatosis

Awards & Honors

America's Best Doctors

Innovations & Patents

Developed Pediatric/Adolescent Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program
Developed Pediatric/Adolescent Headache Fellowship

Memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Child Neurology Society
  • American Headache Society

Treatment & Services

  • Concussion Center
  • Neurofibromatosis - Coordinates Multiple Services To Improve Patient Care
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Neuroscience

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/2/2014, Dr. Rothner has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Yiddish