Eugenio M. Rothe, M.D.

Professor; Assistant Clerkship Director

Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Office: AHC4 251

Phone: 305-348-9198


Specialty: General and Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic (Medical-Legal) Psychiatry, Adult Psychoanalysis

Practice Location: FIU Health Miami 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199

Dr. Eugenio Rothe is a founding faculty member, founder, and director of the Medical Professionalism Course, which prepares students for the intense psychological experiences of becoming a doctor. This nationally recognized, award-winning course teaches the Art of Medicine, focusing on understanding, teaching, and promoting the human attributes that help improve the quality of doctor-patient relationships.

Rothe also serves as assistant clerkship director for the medical student psychiatry rotations. In addition, he teaches the PGY II Normal Development Seminar and the PGY III Psychotherapy Seminar in the Psychiatry Residency Program. He also organizes the residency program Grand Rounds and teaches and supervises in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program. Rothe holds adjunct academic appointments and collaborates in research with the Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, the Latin American and Caribbean Center, and the Cuban Research Institute at FIU.  

Rothe is an internationally renowned expert on the mental health of immigrants, refugees, and minority populations. He is trained in adult, adolescent, child, forensic psychiatry, and psychoanalysis.


Psychoanalysis, Florida Psychoanalytic Institute, Coral Gables, FL
Residency, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Harvard University/Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA
Chief Resident, Psychiatry, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL
Residency, General Psychiatry, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL
Medical and Surgical Internships, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Doctor in Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Dominican Republic


President-elect, American Academy of Psychodynamic Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis (2024-2026)

Past-president, American Association for Social Psychiatry (2019-2021)
President, South Florida Regional Council of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


  • American Psychiatric Association’s Simon Bolivar Award
  • American Psychiatric Association’s Agnes Purcell McGavin Award for Prevention
  • American Psychiatric Association’s Bruno Lima Award
  • American Psychiatric Association’s Nancy C. Roeske Award
  • American Psychiatric Association’s Irma Bland Award
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Jean Spurlock Award
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Distinguished Member Award
  • American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry’s Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society’s Edward B. Harris Award
  • Florida International University Top Scholar Award
  • Best Doctors in America List, 2015-to present


  • Rothe E.M. (2022) Inside the Mind of the Adolescent School Shooter: Contributing Factors and Prevention. World Social Psychiatry. Volume 4: Issue 2. May-August.85-93
  • Rothe E. M., Sanchez-Lacay J.A. (2022) Immigration and Race: A Challenge of Many Shades. Child Adolesc Psychiatric Clin N Am 31 327–342
  • Rothe E.M., Fortuna L. R., Londono-Tobon A., Postlethwaite A., Sanchez-Lacay Anglero Y. L. (2021) Structural Inequities and the Impact of COVID-19 on Latinx Children: Implications for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Practice. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
  • Rothe E. M., Bonnin R. (2020) Utilizing Psychodynamic Principles to Teach Professionalism to Medical Students through an Innovative Curriculum. Psychodynamic Psychiatry. 48, No. 4. Winter. 477-497.