Research Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of MiamiBiography
Dr. Rothen has been a clinical veterinarian at the University of Miami (UM) for 11 years. He received his DVM from the University of Florida (UF) in 2002. While in veterinary school, Dr. Rothen took elective classes in fish medicine and pathology and completed an externship at the UF Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory in Ruskin, Florida under the mentorship of Dr. Roy Yanong. After graduation, Dr. Rothen began his career in small animal private practice and emergency medicine. In 2003, he joined the University of Miami as the clinical veterinarian responsible for a large breeding colony of rhesus macaques. Additional responsibilities included veterinary coverage and support for UM's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. In 2006, he relocated to the UM Miller School of Medicine as a more traditional laboratory animal veterinarian, while still maintaining veterinary responsibility for the university's aquaculture programs and non-human primate medicine and surgery. He also consults with aquaculture facilities throughout South Florida, including coral restoration projects at Mote Marine Laboratory in Summerland Key, Florida.