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Pediatrics

Robert J. Rothbaum, MD

Current Position
Professor, Pediatrics
Clinical Director, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition


Specialty Areas
Pediatric Gastroenterology

Additional Features and Interviews with Dr. Rothbaum:

Ask the Expert - Ladue News:  Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Children

Patients Seen At
St Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place, 2nd Floor, Suite C
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-454-6173
Fax:   314-454-2412
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8116
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Gastroenterology in children, nutrition in children, cystic fibrosis, inflammatory bowel disease, schwachman-diamond syndrome

Areas of Research Interest
Research interests include the gastrointestinal and nutritional manifestations of cystic fibrosis as well as medical and psychophysiologic management of children with inflammatory bowel disease.

Board Certification
Pediatrics -- Certified
Pediatric Gastroenterology -- Certified

Medical Education
B.S.: Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Residency: Pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinatti, Ohio
Medical Degree: University Of Chicago School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, 1976
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2003-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
Listed in America's Top Doctors,  2002-2012 (Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.)
Physician of the Year, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America 1998

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
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 Oct;165(10):884-9.

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 Oct;155(4):587-9.

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.

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 Aug; 12(8):684-91.

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; Pediatriac Inflammatory Bowel Disease Collaborative Research Group. The Natural History of Corticosteroid Therapy for Ulcerative Colitis in Children. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2006 Jul 1;

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; for the 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 Jul 21;

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 Oct;41(4):416-421.

Rothbaum, R. Presentation of the Distinguished Service Award to Dr. James P. Keating. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2005 40(1), 22-23.

Kodner IJ, Lefrak SS, Dresser R, Rothbaum R. Integrating social and ethics-based aspects of medicine into physician education. Mo Med. 2004 Sep-Oct;101(5):500-2.

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 Dec 1;104(12):3588-90. Epub 2004 Jul 29.

Yang YY, Rothbaum RJ, Chapman WC, Jendrisak MD, Shenoy S, Desai NM, Lowell JA. Image of the month. Focal nodular hyperplasia. Arch Surg. 2004 Jan;139(1):113-4. No abstract available.

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 Dec;119(3):830-2.

Rothbaum RJ, Perrault, Vlachos A, Cipolli M; and the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board to the Shwachman- Diamond Syndrome International. Shwachman- Diamond Syndrome: Report from international conference. J Peds, 2002 141(2):266-70.

Prakash C, Staiano A, Rothbaum RJ, Clouse RE. Similarities in cyclic vomiting syndrome across age groups. Am J Gastroenterol. 2001 Mar;96(3):684-8.

Pickhardt PJ, Yagan N, Siegel MJ, Balfe DM, Rothbaum RJ. Cystic fibrosis: CT findings of colonic disease. Radiology. 1998 Mar;206(3):725-30.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Journal of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Robert J. Rothbaum.

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