Biography

Parenting

Dr. Rotbart is a nationally-renowned parenting expert, pediatrician, speaker, and educator. He serves on the Advisory Boards of Parents Magazine and Parents.com, and previously was a member of the Advisory Board of Children’s Health Magazine. His recent parenting books include, No Regrets Parenting, Germ Proof Your Kids, and The On Deck Circle of Life. His combination keepsake journal/family activities guide, 940 Saturdays, will be published September, 2014 by Random House. He regularly speaks to large national audiences of parents, school, and youth sports organizations, as well as to community groups around the country. Dr. Rotbart also speaks widely to national professional organizations of physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals.

Media

Dr. Rotbart’s national media appearances include: CBS’ The Early Show, USA Today, Parents Magazine, Time Magazine, US News and World Report, Redbook Magazine, SELF Magazine, Kiwi Magazine, Fit Parenting, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Health Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, First for Women, VIV Magazine, Prevention Magazine, Cafe Mom/The Stir, ABCNews.com, USAToday.com, ChicagoTribune.com, MSNBC.com, Livestrong.com.  He is a regular monthly contributor to Parents Magazine’s Parents Perspective, and a contributor to the New York Times Motherlode, Booming, and New Old Age blogs and to Jill Smokler’s ScaryMommy.com. In February, 2009, Dr. Rotbart teamed with former American Idol Brooke White for a nationwide satellite media tour promoting influenza prevention. In February, 2010, he collaborated with former American Idol Danny Gokey for another nationwide flu-awareness satellite media tour.  Filmmaker Chris Condayan has prepared a video documentary for parents featuring Dr. Rotbart in collaboration with the National Academy of Sciences, which can be viewed here, or by clicking the YouTube link on this page.

Education and Professional

Dr. Rotbart has been a Pediatrics specialist for the past 32 years. He received his M.D. degree from Cornell University. His internship and residency in Pediatrics were at the University of Pennsylvania/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia followed by fellowship in Pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Colorado/Children’s Hospital Colorado. Following fellowship, Dr. Rotbart joined the full time faculty of the University of Colorado Department of Pediatrics and Children’s Hospital Colorado, where he currently is Professor and Vice Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Rotbart has been named to Best Doctors in America every year since 1996, as well as receiving numerous other national awards for research, teaching, and clinical work.  He is the author of more than 175 medical and scientific publications.

Personal

Dr. Rotbart and his wife, Sara, live in Denver, Colorado and are the parents of 3, ages 22-26, on whom he continues to practice what he preaches. Dr. Rotbart is also “Coach Harley,” having coached youth baseball and basketball for more than 16 years; including 8 years coaching baseball at the high school level. His baseball and softball book for kids and their parents, The On Deck Circle of Life – 101 Lessons from the Dugout (2007) has been among the bestselling kids’ sports books in the country, endorsed by baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. who wrote: “I have shared your book with our Foundation and encouraged them to incorporate the lessons into our character education program. Thank you for contributing to the development of healthy, happy children.”