College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Bruce Rothschild

Professor of Medicine, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Akron
Research Associate, Carnegie Museum (ICST)
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Bruce M. Rothschild, M.D. graduated from New Jersey College of Medicine in 1973.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Rheumatology and Society of Skeletal Radiology and elected to the International Skeletal Society.  He has been recognized for his work in Rheumatology and Skeletal Pathology where his special interests focus on clinical-anatomic-radiologic correlation, data-based paleopathology, evolution of inflammatory arthritis and tuberculosis and management of inflammatory arthritis.  He is widely recognized for his contributions to understanding radiologic manifestations of rheumatologic disease.

He has been a Visiting Professor at universities in the US, Canada, the Carribean, South America, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, Asia and Australia and has been an invited lecturer at universities, hospital and museums throughout the world.  He has published over 600 papers and abstracts, including authoritative papers on the origins of rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthropathy, syphilis and tuberculosis, character of bone changes in metastatic cancer, myeloma, leukemia, tuberculosis, fungal disease, renal disease, treponemal disease, rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthropathy, gout, calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease and hypertrophic osteoarthropathy.  He is the author of 4 books and has participated in 8 Discover Channel/BBC documentaries on origins of diseases and ancient reptiles.

Since 1986, Dr. Rothschild has been Professor of Medicine at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in Youngstown Ohio, USA.  He is also Adjuvant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Kansas and of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Akron, Ohio and holds a Research Associateship at the Carnegie Museum. He was first director of the Rheumatology Division at The Chicago Medical School and a prime force behind the resurgence of data-based paleorheumatology and comparative osseous pathology.