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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Keynote Session: 8:15 - 9:30 am

northeast regional nurse practitioner conference



Richard I. Rothstein, MD

  • Reflect on the growing crisis of obesity in the United States and worldwide.
  • Describe the current thinking on causality and pathophysiology.
  • Identify the treatment options from lifestyle changes with diet and exercise, pharmacologic therapy, and current surgical options, and emerging endoscopic interventions.

Richard I. Rothstein is the Chair of the Department of Medicine at DHMC and the Joseph M. Huber Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth (Geisel). He is also a Professor of Surgery and serves as the Associate Dean for Continuing Education.

Rich is a graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine (1980), and did his residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, MA (1980-1983). He pursued his fellowship training in Gastroenterology at DHMC (1983-1985), joining Geisel’s faculty in 1985.

Dr. Rothstein was Director of Gastroenterological Research and Director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Lab before becoming the Section Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 1997, a position he held for 15 years. He was an elected member of the D-H Board of Governors and was previously on the D-H Board of Trustees until his appointment as Chair of Medicine.

In 2012 Rich became an inaugural member of the Academy of Faculty Master Educators at the Geisel School of Medicine. He participates actively in national and international educational programs concerning current and future endoscopic technologies. He has been consistently funded in his research efforts for over 28 years and has continuously published papers, chapters and abstracts in his areas of interest.