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Rothe, Eugenio M., MD

Professor; Assistant Clerkship Director

Office: AHC4 - 251

Phone: 305-348-9198


Dr. Rothe is an internationally renowned expert on the mental health issues of immigrants and refugees, an area in which he has published extensively and received national awards. He is trained in adult, adolescent, child and forensic psychiatry, as well as psychoanalysis. Dr. Rothe holds adjunct academic appointments and collaborates in research with the Stempel School of Public Health / Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, the Latin American and Caribbean Center and the Cuban Research Institute at FIU. He also serves on the editorial boards of several scientific journals and holds important officer positions in national and international organizations. He is President of the American Association for Social Psychiatry (2019-2021)

Dr. Rothe is a founding faculty member of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and the founder and director of the Professional Behavior Course, which prepares students for the intense psychological experiences of becoming a doctor. The course also focuses on understanding, teaching and promoting the human attributes that help to improve the quality of doctor-patient relationship and teaches students how to practice the “Art of Medicine”. The college’s Professional Behavior course was recognized with the Alpha-Omega-Alpha Medical Honor Society’s Edward B. Harris Award as the Best Professionalism Course in 2018. Dr. 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 teaches and supervises in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program.

Education and Training

  • 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, Santiago, Dominican Republic


  • The Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society’s Edward B. Harris Award – 2018
  • The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Jean Spurlock Award and Keynote Address - 2013
  • The American Psychiatric Association’s Nancy C. Roeske Award - 2013
  • The Distinguished Member Award of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - 2013
  • The American Psychiatric Association’s Bruno Lima Award - 2003


  • Rothe E.M., Pumariega A.J., Mihajlovic A., May K., Ruiz P., Perras N. (accepted for publication Nov. 2018) Shelter from the Storm: Psychiatric Diagnosis and Treatment of the Refugee Patient. Addictive Disorders and their Treatment
  • Rothe E. M. Pumariega A.J. Suicide among Latinos. In: A.J. Pumariega A.J., Sharma N. (Eds). (2017). Suicide among Diverse Youth: A Case-Based Handbook, Springer. New York-London.
  • Rothe E. M., Lewis J.E., Aftab A., Mehdi S., Lages L., Sharma R., Hershorin E., Jaquez M., Padilla A., Deray M. (2016) An Assessment of Comorbidity and Social Demographics in a Primarily African-American and Hispanic Population of Boys with ADHD Treated in Psychiatric/Non-Psychiatric and Public/Private Clinics in Miami, Florida. Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior 4, Issue 1. 1-7.
  • Rothe E. M. (2017). Prólogo del Libro: Comprensión del Duelo en el Siglo XXI. Rosa Mariana Brea Franco (Autora). Editorial Buho. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
  • Rothe E. M, Pumariega A. J., Castillo-Matos H. (2015) Mental Health of Child and Adolescent Refugees. In: I. Ness, P. Bellwood (Eds) Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. Wiley, New York.