Research Interests

Inflammatory Bowel Disease


  • B.A., Brown University1972
  • M.D., University of Chicago The Pritzker School of Medicine1976


  • Residency, St. Louis Children's Hospital1976 - 1978
  • Fellow, St. Louis Children's Hospital1978 - 1979
  • Fellow, Children's Hospital Medical Center1979 - 1982

Licensure and Board Certification

  • MO, 
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics
  • AR, Arkansas State Medical License2016


  • 25 Year Service Award, Washington University
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Teacher of the Year1989
  • Elected one of "The Best Doctors in America: Central Region”1996 - 2008
  • CCFA Physician of the Year Award1998
  • St. Louis Best Doctors2000 - 2012
  • Samuel Goldstein Leadership Award2004
  • Distinguished Service Teaching Award2007
  • Samuel Goldstein Teaching Award2007
  • Founders Day Distinguished Faculty Award2008
  • Distinguished Clinician Award2009
  • Centennial Professor, Endowed Chair in Pediatrics2010 - Pres
  • Special Recognition for Service, Gateway Chapter, CCFA2013
  • National Patient Advocacy Award, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America2015
  • Outstanding Commitment to Teaching, Pedatric Residency Program, SLCH2015
  • Top 10% Patient Satisfaction Survey WUMS.2015 - 2016

Selected Publications view all (10)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. AS Rouster, AC Karpinski, D Silver, J Monagas, PE Hyman . Diagnostic Criteria for Pediatric Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2016. 
  2. Lerner DG, Li BU, Mamula P, Fishman DS, Kramer R, Goh VL, El-Chammas K, Pentiuk SP, Rothbaum R, Gurrum B, Rahhal RM, Goday PS, Vitola B. Challenges in meeting fellowship procedural guidelines in pediatric therapeutic endoscopy and liver biopsy. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014;58(1):27-33. doi:10.1097/MPG.0000000000000184  PMID:24051484  
  3. Lawson A, Hageman H, Rotter B, Rea G, Kirby J, McConachie A, Rothbaum R. Appreciation of Interprofessional Perspectives: A Standardized Patient Experience to Promote Communication Between Nursing and Medical Students MedEdPORTAL. Available from: 2013. 
  4. Hickey CA, Beattie TJ, Cowieson J, Miyashita Y, Strife CF, Frem JC, Peterson JM, Butani L, Jones DP, Havens PL, Patel HP, Wong CS, Andreoli SP, Rothbaum RJ, Beck AM, Tarr PI. Early volume expansion during diarrhea and relative nephroprotection during subsequent hemolytic uremic syndrome. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011;165(10):884-9. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.152  PMID:21784993  
  5. Ahn CK, Russo AJ, Howell KR, Holt NJ, Sellenriek PL, Rothbaum RJ, Beck AM, Luebbering LJ, Tarr PI. Deer sausage: a newly identified vehicle of transmission of Escherichia coli O157:H7. J Pediatr. 2009;155(4):587-9. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2009.02.051  PMID:19773004  
  6. Mack DR, Langton C, Markowitz J, LeLeiko N, Griffiths A, Bousvaros A, Evans J, Kugathasan S, Otley A, Pfefferkorn M, Rosh J, Mezoff A, Moyer S, Oliva-Hemker M, Rothbaum R, Wyllie R, delRosario JF, Keljo D, Lerer T, Hyams J, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Collaborative Research Group. Laboratory values for children with newly diagnosed inflammatory bowel disease. Pediatrics. 2007;119(6):1113-9. doi:10.1542/peds.2006-1865  PMID:17545378  
  7. Hyams J, Markowitz J, Lerer T, Griffiths A, Mack D, Bousvaros A, Otley A, Evans J, Pfefferkorn M, Rosh J, Rothbaum R, Kugathasan S, Mezoff A, Wyllie R, Tolia V, delRosario JF, Moyer MS, Oliva-Hemker M, Leleiko N, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Collaborative Research Group. The natural history of corticosteroid therapy for ulcerative colitis in children. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2006;4(9):1118-23. doi:10.1016/j.cgh.2006.04.008  PMID:16820327  
  8. Markowitz J, Hyams J, Mack D, Leleiko N, Evans J, Kugathasan S, Pfefferkorn M, Mezoff A, Rosh J, Tolia V, Otley A, Griffiths A, Moyer MS, Oliva-Hemker M, Wyllie R, Rothbaum R, Bousvaros A, Del Rosario JF, Hale S, Lerer T, Pediatric IBD Collaborative Research Group. Corticosteroid therapy in the age of infliximab: acute and 1-year outcomes in newly diagnosed children with Crohn's disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2006;4(9):1124-9. doi:10.1016/j.cgh.2006.05.011  PMID:16861053  
  9. Otley AR, Griffiths AM, Hale S, Kugathasan S, Pfefferkorn M, Mezoff A, Rosh J, Tolia V, Markowitz J, Mack D, Oliva-Hemker M, Wyllie R, Rothbaum R, Bousvaros A, Del Rosario JF, Evans J, Blanchard W, Hyams J, Pediatric IBD Collaborative Research Group. Health-related quality of life in the first year after a diagnosis of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2006;12(8):684-91. PMID:16917222  
  10. Hyams J, Markowitz J, Otley A, Rosh J, Mack D, Bousvaros A, Kugathasan S, Pfefferkorn M, Tolia V, Evans J, Treem W, Wyllie R, Rothbaum R, del Rosario J, Katz A, Mezoff A, Oliva-Hemker M, Lerer T, Griffiths A, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Collaborative Research Group. Evaluation of the pediatric crohn disease activity index: a prospective multicenter experience. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2005;41(4):416-21. PMID:16205508