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Micol S. Rothman, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Micol Rothman joined the faculty of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in July 2006. She received a B.A. with honors in classics at Brown University in Providence, RI in 1993. She received her M.D. at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York in 1999. She went on to do her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD and completed this training in 2002. She then spent a year working as an internist and teaching medical students at Hubert Kairuki Memorial University in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Dr. Rothman completed her fellowship in Endocrinology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and began working in the Endocrinology Clinic at the Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion of University Hospital in 2006. She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Endocrinology.
Dr. Rothman directors the clinical Metabolic Bone Program and sees patients with a particular focus on reproductive and metabolic bone disorders. She has a special interest in working with athletes who have suffered from fractures or hormonal disorders.  Dr. Rothman also is certified in Clinical Densitometry and reads bone density studies at University Hospital. 
Dr. Rothman serves primarily as clinical faculty, however, her research interests include looking the endocrine effects of cancer medications as well as the role of testosterone and estrogen in various disease states including traumatic brain injury as well as in athletes with low bone density. She is also involved in the teaching of residents and medical students and serves as an attending for the Endocrinology and Internal Medicine Services at University Hospital.

Selected Publications 

Mansoori LS, Catel CP, Rothman MS, Bisphosphonate Treatment in Polyostotic  Fibrous Dysplasia of the Cranium: Case Report and Literature Review.” Endocr Pract 2010 June 21:1-14.

Rothman MS, Carlson NE, Xu M, Wang C, Swerdloff R, Lee P, Goh VHH, Ridgway EC, Wierman ME.  “Reexamination of Testosterone, Dihydrotestosterone, Estradiol and Estrone Levels across the Menstrual Cycle and in Postmenopausal Women Measured by Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry.”  Steroids January 2011 (Epub Nov 9, 2010) 76(1-2) 177:182. 

Rothman MS and Wierman, ME. “How Should Postmenopausal Androgen Excess Be Evaluated?” Clinical Endocrinology August 2011: 75(2) 160-164.

Weickhardt AJ, Rothman MS, Salian-Mehta S, Kiseljak-Vassiliades K, Oton AB, Doebele RC, Wierman ME, Camidge DR. “Rapid and Reversible Hypogonadism secondary to Crizotinib Use in Men with Metastatic Non-small cell Lung Cancer.” Cancer, Nov 1 2012 (Epub April 4 2012.) 118(21):5302-9.

Rothman MS, Bessesen MT. “HIV infection and Osteoporosis: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment Options.”  Curr Osteoporos Rep. Dec 2012;10(4):270-7.

Kartalija M, Ovrutsky AR, Bryan CL, Pott GB, Fantuzzi G, Thomas J, Strand MJ, Bai X, Ramamoorthy P, Rothman MS, Nagabhushanam V, McDermott M, Levin AR, Frazer-Abel A, Giclas PC, Korner J, Iseman MD, Shapiro L, Chan ED. “Patients with Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease Exhibit Unique Body and Immune Phenotypes. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. Jan 15 2013 (Epub 2012 Nov 9.) 187(2):197-205.

Weickhardt AJ, Doebele RC, Purcell WT, Bunn PA, Oton AB, Rothman MS, Wierman ME, Mok T, Popat S, Bauman J, Nieva J, Novello S, Ou SH, Camidge DR. “Symptomatic reduction in free testosterone levels secondary to crizotinib use in male cancer patients.” Cancer July 1 2013 (Epub April 12 2013) 119(13):2383-90.

Rothman MS, West SG, McDermott MT. “Osteoporosis for the Practicing Neurologist” Neurol Clin Pract  (Epub: November 13 2013) February 2014 4:34-43.

Rothman MS, Miller PD, Lewiecki EM, Bilezikian JP.  “Bone Density Testing: Science, The Media and Patient Care” Curr Osteoporos Rep   2014 Jun;12(2):227-9.​


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Reasearch Interests


·        General Endocrine


·        Metabolic Bone Disease


·        Bone Density


·        Reproductive Endocrinology​​​