Rotenberg receives 2018 Riesman Family Excellence in Teaching Award

July 13, 2018

Anesthesiologist Fred Rotenberg, M.D., has received the 2018 Riesman Family Excellence in Teaching Award, which recognizes a Miriam Hospital physician who teaches at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Rotenberg serves as a clinical assistant professor of surgery (anesthesiology) at Brown.

Medical school student Rachel Occhiogrosso nominated Rotenberg for the award.

“He took an interest in our personal and professional development and has years of wisdom to share. I particularly enjoyed his warmth and enthusiasm for working with medical students — a true gem of the Miriam Hospital,” Occhiogrosso wrote.

Rotenberg lives on the East Side of Providence, where he was born and raised.

He obtained his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and master's degree in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of Rhode Island. He earned his medical degree from the Warren Alpert Medical School and interned at The Miriam in 1981. Rotenberg completed his residency and fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital.  He has been an attending anesthesiologist at The Miriam since 1986 and has taught Brown medical students for more than 30 years. 

The award was presented at the annual meeting of The Miriam Hospital Medical Staff Association, held at the hospital on June 14.

The Riesman Family Excellence in Teaching Award was created in 2007 by a gift from the Robert A. and Marcia S. Riesman family to recognize excellence in teaching by a Miriam Hospital/Brown Medical School faculty member who is currently and actively involved in the education of medical students, resident physicians and other colleagues. 

Richard Salit

The Miriam Hospital, Newport Hospital, Gateway Healthcare