Clinical Interests

Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseShort Bowel Syndrome


  • B.A., Brown University1972
  • M.D., University of Chicago The Pritzker School of Medicine1976


  • Residency, St. Louis Children's Hospital1976 - 1978
  • Fellow, St. Louis Children's Hospital1978 - 1979
  • Fellow, Children's Hospital Medical Center1979 - 1982

Licensure and Board Certification

  • MO, 
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics
  • AR, Arkansas State Medical License2016


  • 25 Year Service Award, Washington University
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Teacher of the Year1989
  • Elected one of "The Best Doctors in America: Central Region”1996 - 2008
  • CCFA Physician of the Year Award1998
  • St. Louis Best Doctors2000 - 2012
  • Samuel Goldstein Leadership Award2004
  • Distinguished Service Teaching Award2007
  • Samuel Goldstein Teaching Award2007
  • Founders Day Distinguished Faculty Award2008
  • Distinguished Clinician Award2009
  • Centennial Professor, Endowed Chair in Pediatrics2010 - Pres
  • Special Recognition for Service, Gateway Chapter, CCFA2013
  • National Patient Advocacy Award, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America2015
  • Outstanding Commitment to Teaching, Pedatric Residency Program, SLCH2015
  • Top 10% Patient Satisfaction Survey WUMS.2015 - 2016

Recent Publications view all (31)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. AS Rouster, AC Karpinski, D Silver, J Monagas, PE Hyman . Diagnostic Criteria for Pediatric Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2016. 
  2. Lerner DG, Li BU, Mamula P, Fishman DS, Kramer R, Goh VL, El-Chammas K, Pentiuk SP, Rothbaum R, Gurrum B, Rahhal RM, Goday PS, Vitola B. Challenges in meeting fellowship procedural guidelines in pediatric therapeutic endoscopy and liver biopsy. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014;58(1):27-33. doi:10.1097/MPG.0000000000000184  PMID:24051484  
  3. Lawson A, Hageman H, Rotter B, Rea G, Kirby J, McConachie A, Rothbaum R. Appreciation of Interprofessional Perspectives: A Standardized Patient Experience to Promote Communication Between Nursing and Medical Students MedEdPORTAL. Available from: 2013. 
  4. Hickey CA, Beattie TJ, Cowieson J, Miyashita Y, Strife CF, Frem JC, Peterson JM, Butani L, Jones DP, Havens PL, Patel HP, Wong CS, Andreoli SP, Rothbaum RJ, Beck AM, Tarr PI. Early volume expansion during diarrhea and relative nephroprotection during subsequent hemolytic uremic syndrome. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011;165(10):884-9. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.152  PMID:21784993  
  5. Ahn CK, Russo AJ, Howell KR, Holt NJ, Sellenriek PL, Rothbaum RJ, Beck AM, Luebbering LJ, Tarr PI. Deer sausage: a newly identified vehicle of transmission of Escherichia coli O157:H7. J Pediatr. 2009;155(4):587-9. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2009.02.051  PMID:19773004  
  6. Mack DR, Langton C, Markowitz J, LeLeiko N, Griffiths A, Bousvaros A, Evans J, Kugathasan S, Otley A, Pfefferkorn M, Rosh J, Mezoff A, Moyer S, Oliva-Hemker M, Rothbaum R, Wyllie R, delRosario JF, Keljo D, Lerer T, Hyams J, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Collaborative Research Group. Laboratory values for children with newly diagnosed inflammatory bowel disease. Pediatrics. 2007;119(6):1113-9. doi:10.1542/peds.2006-1865  PMID:17545378  
  7. Hyams J, Markowitz J, Lerer T, Griffiths A, Mack D, Bousvaros A, Otley A, Evans J, Pfefferkorn M, Rosh J, Rothbaum R, Kugathasan S, Mezoff A, Wyllie R, Tolia V, delRosario JF, Moyer MS, Oliva-Hemker M, Leleiko N, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Collaborative Research Group. The natural history of corticosteroid therapy for ulcerative colitis in children. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2006;4(9):1118-23. doi:10.1016/j.cgh.2006.04.008  PMID:16820327  
  8. Markowitz J, Hyams J, Mack D, Leleiko N, Evans J, Kugathasan S, Pfefferkorn M, Mezoff A, Rosh J, Tolia V, Otley A, Griffiths A, Moyer MS, Oliva-Hemker M, Wyllie R, Rothbaum R, Bousvaros A, Del Rosario JF, Hale S, Lerer T, Pediatric IBD Collaborative Research Group. Corticosteroid therapy in the age of infliximab: acute and 1-year outcomes in newly diagnosed children with Crohn's disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2006;4(9):1124-9. doi:10.1016/j.cgh.2006.05.011  PMID:16861053  
  9. Otley AR, Griffiths AM, Hale S, Kugathasan S, Pfefferkorn M, Mezoff A, Rosh J, Tolia V, Markowitz J, Mack D, Oliva-Hemker M, Wyllie R, Rothbaum R, Bousvaros A, Del Rosario JF, Evans J, Blanchard W, Hyams J, Pediatric IBD Collaborative Research Group. Health-related quality of life in the first year after a diagnosis of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2006;12(8):684-91. PMID:16917222  
  10. Hyams J, Markowitz J, Otley A, Rosh J, Mack D, Bousvaros A, Kugathasan S, Pfefferkorn M, Tolia V, Evans J, Treem W, Wyllie R, Rothbaum R, del Rosario J, Katz A, Mezoff A, Oliva-Hemker M, Lerer T, Griffiths A, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Collaborative Research Group. Evaluation of the pediatric crohn disease activity index: a prospective multicenter experience. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2005;41(4):416-21. PMID:16205508  
  11. Woloszynek JR, Rothbaum RJ, Rawls AS, Minx PJ, Wilson RK, Mason PJ, Bessler M, Link DC. Mutations of the SBDS gene are present in most patients with Shwachman-Diamond syndrome. Blood. 2004;104(12):3588-90. doi:10.1182/blood-2004-04-1516  PMID:15284109  
  12. Yang YY, Rothbaum RJ, Chapman WC, Jendrisak MD, Shenoy S, Desai NM, Lowell JA. Image of the month. Focal nodular hyperplasia. Arch Surg. 2004;139(1):113-4. doi:10.1001/archsurg.139.1.113  PMID:14718286  
  13. Kodner IJ, Lefrak SS, Dresser R, Rothbaum R. Integrating social and ethics-based aspects of medicine into physician education. Mo Med. 2004;101(5):500-2. PMID:15535027  
  14. Keller P, Debaun MR, Rothbaum RJ, Bessler M. Bone marrow failure in Shwachman-Diamond syndrome does not select for clonal haematopoiesis of the paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria phenotype. Br J Haematol. 2002;119(3):830-2. PMID:12437667  
  15. Rothbaum R, Perrault J, Vlachos A, Cipolli M, Alter BP, Burroughs S, Durie P, Elghetany MT, Grand R, Hubbard V, Rommens J, Rossi T. Shwachman-Diamond syndrome: report from an international conference. J Pediatr. 2002;141(2):266-70. doi:10.1067/mpd.2002.125850  PMID:12183725  
  16. Prakash C, Staiano A, Rothbaum RJ, Clouse RE. Similarities in cyclic vomiting syndrome across age groups. Am J Gastroenterol. 2001;96(3):684-8. doi:10.1111/j.1572-0241.2001.03606.x  PMID:11280534  
  17. Pickhardt PJ, Yagan N, Siegel MJ, Balfe DM, Rothbaum RJ. Cystic fibrosis: CT findings of colonic disease. Radiology. 1998;206(3):725-30. doi:10.1148/radiology.206.3.9494492  PMID:9494492  
  18. Rothbaum RJ. Complications of pediatric endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 1996;6(2):445-59. PMID:8673336  
  19. Rothbaum RJ. Outpatient liver biopsy in children: has the time come? J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1993;17(4):354-5. PMID:8145086  
  20. Sokol RJ, Butler-Simon N, Conner C, Heubi JE, Sinatra FR, Suchy FJ, Heyman MB, Perrault J, Rothbaum RJ, Levy J. Multicenter trial of d-alpha-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate for treatment of vitamin E deficiency in children with chronic cholestasis. Gastroenterology. 1993;104(6):1727-35. PMID:8500733  
  21. Quillin SP, Siegel MJ, Rothbaum R. Hepatobiliary sonography in cystic fibrosis. Pediatr Radiol. 1993;23(7):533-5. PMID:8309756  
  22. Lenoir AA, Storch GA, DeSchryver-Kecskemeti K, Shackelford GD, Rothbaum RJ, Wear DJ, Rosenblum JL. Granulomatous hepatitis associated with cat scratch disease. Lancet. 1988;1(8595):1132-6. PMID:2896959  
  23. Perlmutter DH, Schlesinger MJ, Pierce JA, Campbell EJ, Rothbaum RJ, Schwartz AL. Induction of the stress response in alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency. Trans Assoc Am Physicians. 1988;101:33-41. PMID:2855901  
  24. Spear RM, Rothbaum RJ, Keating JP, Blaufuss MC, Rosenblum JL. Perianal streptococcal cellulitis. J Pediatr. 1985;107(4):557-9. PMID:4045605  
  25. Lichtenstein PK, Heubi JE, Daugherty CC, Farrell MK, Sokol RJ, Rothbaum RJ, Suchy FJ, Balistreri WF. Grade I Reye's syndrome. A frequent cause of vomiting and liver dysfunction after varicella and upper-respiratory-tract infection. N Engl J Med. 1983;309(3):133-9. doi:10.1056/NEJM198307213090302  PMID:6866012  
  26. Rothbaum RJ, Partin JC, Saalfield K, McAdams AJ. An ultrastructural study of enteropathogenic Escherichia coli infection in human infants. Ultrastruct Pathol. 1983;4(4):291-304. PMID:6359611  
  27. Loney LC, Rothbaum RJ, Middelkamp JN. Silent gonorrhea in siblings. Case reports. Mo Med. 1983;80(1):18-20. PMID:6828026  
  28. Rothbaum RJ, Williams DA, Daugherty CC. Unusual surface distribution of concanavalin A reflects a cytoskeletal defect in neutrophils in Shwachman's syndrome. Lancet. 1982;2(8302):800-1. PMID:6181360  
  29. Rothbaum RJ, Giannella RA, Partin JC. Diarrhea caused by adherent enteropathogenic E. coli. J Pediatr. 1982;101(3):486. PMID:7050332  
  30. Rothbaum R, McAdams AJ, Giannella R, Partin JC. A clinicopathologic study of enterocyte-adherent Escherichia coli: a cause of protracted diarrhea in infants. Gastroenterology. 1982;83(2):441-54. PMID:7044882  
  31. Rothbaum RJ, Maur PR, Farrell MK. Serum alkaline phosphatase and zinc undernutrition in infants with chronic diarrhea. Am J Clin Nutr. 1982;35(3):595-8. PMID:6801964  
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