Eugenio M. Rothe

Eugenio M. Rothe

Eugenio M. Rothe, MD, DFAPA, DFAACAP, PsFAAPDP, is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health and Courtesy Professor in the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work at Florida International University.

Dr. Rothe is an internationally renowned expert on the mental health issues of immigrants and refugees, an area in which he has published extensively and received national awards. He is trained in adult, adolescent, child, and forensic psychiatry, as well as psychoanalysis. In addition to his private practice, he serves as psychiatrist for the students of the undergraduate college in both FIU campuses and collaborates in research with the College of Public Health / Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and the Cuban Research Institute at FIU. He also serves on the editorial boards of several scientific journals and holds important officer positions in national and international psychiatric organizations.

Dr. Rothe is Director of the Professional Behavior Course at the HWCM, which prepares students for the intense emotional experiences they will encounter in the process of becoming a doctor. The course also focuses on understanding, teaching, and promoting the human qualities that are essential to practice the medical profession and that improve the quality of doctor-patient relationship. He considers this as the "Art of Medicine."

Recent Publications

Rothe EM, Pumariega AJ. Mental Health Issues of Child and Adolescent Refugees. In: Elliot, D, Segal, U. [eds]. Refugees Worldwide: Volume III, Mental Health. 2012, 3:81-108

Rothe EM, Pumariega AJ, Sabagh D. Identity and Acculturation in Immigrant and Second Generation Adolescents. Adolescent Psychiatry, 2011, 1:72-81

Rothe EM. Psychotherapy with a Narcissistic Playboy Facing the End of His Life: A Self-Psychology and Object Relations Approach. J Am Academy of Psychoanal & Dynamic Psychiatry, 2010,38:229-241

Rothe EM, Tzuang D, Pumariega AJ. Acculturation, Development and Adaptation. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinics of North America, 2010, 19:4:681-696

• Pumariega AJ, Rothe EM. Leaving No Children or Families Outside: The Challenges of Immigration. J. Orthopsychiatry, 2010, 80: 4:505-515


• 2013 The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Jeanne Spurlock Award

• 2003 The American Psychiatric Association's Bruno Lima Award

• 2001 Sarah Howell Award for Excellence in Teaching Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Miami Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

• 1994-95 Military Citation for Civilian Merit / U.S. Armed Forces

• 1993, 1996, 2003, 2006 Outstanding Teacher in Psychiatry, University of Miami

• 1989 (1st Prize) New England Council of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry / New Research, McLean Hospital-Harvard


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Telephone: 305.348.3627