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Department Center for Pediatric Neurosciences
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English, Hebrew, Yiddish
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.636.5860
Desk:
216.445.8124
Fax:
216.445.9139
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Concussion Center
  • Department of Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Neurofibromatosis - Coordinates Multiple Services To Improve Patient Care
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Neuroscience
View all 5 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Concussion
  • Concussions
  • Concussions, Pediatric
  • Headaches
  • Headaches, Children
  • Neurofibromatosis
View all 6 Specialties +
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Biography

About A. David Rothner, MD

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.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1973

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 Education - University of Illinois College of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA
1965

Undergraduate - Yeshiva University
New York, NY USA
1961

Professional Highlights

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

Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - 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
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for A. David Rothner, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 6/10/2021, 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 Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

70 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

While we have had "good" staff in neurology before (residents/fellows), Dr. Rothner was able to help my daughter understand what was going on, what needs to happen and why. She feels more informed.

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Dr. Rothner is an amazing person who has helped Jenny tremendously. We will always be grateful for him as he is one of our angels in helping her. You are so lucky to have him on staff!

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Dr Routher is always carding understanding a d friendly

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Dr. Rothner is fantastic. We always feel heard and supported by him. He takes the time to listen and to answer all questions.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Dr. Rothner is a wonderful doctor. He's very thorough and took the time to really go over everything then wrote everything he told us up in my chart.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

We respect and appreciate Dr. Rothner's knowledge, care and attitude towards us, his patient and patient family.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Dr. Rothner is incredible. My daughter looks forward to seeing him and as she has seen such improvement in her headaches, takes very seriously advice he gives her.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

Dr. Rothner makes my son feel like he's the center of the universe. He is medically thorough while managing to make the visit friendly, safe, and relatable. In other words, he gets the job done while meeting my son where he's at developmentally. He has created a plan that has significantly helped my son with his migraines, and we are grateful to have him for a doctor. Thirty-five years ago I myself saw Dr. Rothner for migraines, and the quality of care he provides has stood the test of time. He's a true gift to his patients.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

Dr. Rothner is incredible. He is meticulous in reviewing everything and we never leave until we are comfortable with the care plan. His knowledge and his comforting and straightforward manner is priceless.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Excellent doctor, makes you feel very comfortable and iOS very easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

*Dr. Rothner is an excellent doctor. He is truly a caring person towards his patients. Highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Dr Rothner was fantastic

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Dr Rothner was recommended to us by one of our doctors in Michigan. I can't say enough nice things about him. He is truly a very caring and compassionate doctor. we just love him!!

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