Dr. Rothman received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, and her Master of Science in Public Health from Harvard University. While at Harvard, she studied the impact of racism and poverty on cancer prevention in low-income populations, as well as the intertwining of provider- and systems-level interventions to measure their effects on cancer screening and early detection.
She received her medical degree from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, where she stayed to complete her general surgery residency. She subsequently completed her fellowship in breast surgical oncology at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was trained in some of the most innovative operative techniques, including nipple-sparing mastectomies, tumor and sentinel node localization, intraoperative radiation therapy, and oncoplastic surgery.
Dr. Rothman’s research has focused on the active surveillance of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), intraoperative radiation therapy, as well as the application of precision medicine to the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. She is additionally interested in the racial and ethnic disparities in breast cancer surgery delay and the subsequent effects on stage migration and upstaging of disease.