Dr. Rothe is a licensed medical doctor in the State of Florida, and is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He also is a graduate in adult psychoanalysis. In addition, Dr. Rothe is one of less than five South Florida psychiatrists certified in Forensic (Medico-Legal) Psychiatry, qualifying him to work as an expert in any legal situation.


Dr. Rothe is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry and a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association, to name just a few. He also has held local and national leadership positions in these and other professional organizations. Dr. Rothe is currently President of the South Florida Council for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the district branch of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Chair of the Scientific Program Committee of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry.

Dr. Rothe is one of the most well-published child and adolescent psychiatrists in the State of Florida.  He is a member of the editorial board of several academic journals, and has authored or co-authored numerous articles, books and research and scholarly papers, some of which are available on the Internet. Dr. Rothe is a frequent presenter at prestigious national and international meetings and is interviewed as an expert in TV news programs. For a list of Dr. Rothe’s Academic Publications, click here (pdf)


Dr. Rothe has been honored with numerous professional awards throughout his career, including the American Psychiatric Association’s Bruno Lima Award and a Citation for Civilian Merit from the U.S. Armed Forces. He is a four-time recipient of the Outstanding Teacher in Psychiatry award and the Sara Howell Teaching award from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry.


In addition to his private practice, Dr. Rothe is a founding faculty member and Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. He directs the “Values and Professional Behavior” course and oversees the training of medical students in this area. He also serves as psychiatrist for the undergraduate college.  Previously, Dr. Rothe was Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, and Director of Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic and School Consultation Programs.