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Adam L. Rothman, M.D., Joins Faculty

ADAM L. ROTHMAN, M.D., a glaucoma and cataract specialist, joins the faculty as an assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology. A South Florida native, he earned a bachelor of science in chemistry with a biochemistry focus, summa cum laude, from the University of Florida, where he received the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science for Life Fellowship for his research in biopharmaceuticals. He then received a medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine, where he also completed a residency in ophthalmology, and received the Duke University Dean’s Scholarship while exploring the relationship of eye microanatomy to systemic health. He returned to Florida to complete a fellowship in glaucoma at Bascom Palmer. A recipient of a Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship, Rothman has an interest in using research to improve patient care from learning how to optimize surgical outcomes to better understand the role of demographics in health. He recently received the 2020 RPB/AAO Award for IRIS Registry Research, which will allow him to use a comprehensive database of millions of patient visits from around the country to investigate the change in eye pressure following cataract surgery. His surgical experience includes cataract and glaucoma surgery, including new minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries. He is available for consultation on glaucoma and cataract.