Ilene Rothman, MD Ilene Rothman, MD

Ilene Rothman

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Top Doctors 2021

Specializing In:

Atopic dermatitis Basal cell carcinoma Hemangiomas Melanoma Mosaic skin conditions Precancerous skin conditions Squamous cell carcinoma Vascular anomalies

Special Interests:

Impact of an educational program on the quality of life of children with atopic dermatitis and their families

About Ilene Rothman


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Associate Professor of Oncology
  • Department of Dermatology

John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo

  • Chief of Pediatric Dermatology


Education and Training:

  • MD - Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • BA - John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD


  • Rhode Island Hospital (Pediatrics), Brown University, Providence, RI
  • School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (Dermatology), State University of New York at Buffalo

Board Certification:

  • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology
  • Pediatric Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

Featured on Cancer Talk


  • Lennox M* Rizzo J,* Lennox L,* and Rothman IL. Subcorneal Hematomas in Excessive Video Game Play, Cutis 2016:97(1): 35-8. PMID: 26919354
  • Marvin E,* Guerrero C,* Tang P,* and Rothman IL. Photoquiz: Congenital papule on the anterior neck, Pediatr Dermatol 2016:33(4): 449-50. doi: 10.1111/pde.12861. PMID:27396298
  • Guo C,* Sato R,*Rothman I. Painful Skin Lesions on the Hands following Black Henna Application, Cutis 2015: 96(3): E5-6. PMID:26562281
  • Bain E*, Hoffman M*, Rothman IL. Lobular-appearing nodule on the scalp, Cutis. 2015 Jan; 95(1): E17-19.
  • Alex L, Ondracek TC, Rothman IL, Helm TN. A Case of Widespread Tender, Erythematous Nodules in a Toddler During Chemotherapy: Candidemia. Consultant360 for Pediatricians. 2015;14(6):248-249
  • Rothman IL. Michelin tire baby syndrome: a review of the literature and a proposal for diagnostic criteria with adoption of the name circumferential skin folds syndrome. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 Nov;31(6):659-63. doi: 10.1111/pde.12432. PubMed PMID: 25424205
  • Irfan M*, Lowenthal K*, Helm T, Safar Z, Rothman I. An infant with atrophic and wrinkled abdominal skin. JAMA Dermatol. 2014 Feb 1;150(2):197-8.
  • Janicke EC*, Nazareth MR*, Rothman IL. Generalized Smooth Muscle Hamartoma with Multiple Congenital Anomalies without the "Michelin Tire Baby" Phenotype. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 Jan 3. doi: 10.1111/pde.12280. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24383769
  • Rizzo JM*, Loss LC*, Rothman IL. The Clinical Picture: Hyperpigmented Patches on the Neck, Shoulder, and Back, Cleve Clin J Med, 2013 May; 80(5): 290-6.
  • Droubi D*, Rothman IL. Aplasia Cutis Congenita of the Arm with Associated Radial Dysplasia: Case Report, Review of the Literature, and Proposed Classification, Pediatric Dermatol 2012; Oct 29.
  • Irfan M*, Bain E*, Lowenthal K*, Rothman IL, and Helm T. Progeria: histologic features in a case diagnosed by genetic testing, Abstract – Journal of Cutaneous Pathology 2012; 39(1); page 198.
  • Gonka BSJ, Bain E*, Helm T, and Rothman IL. Verrucous hemangioma: an illustrative case highlights diagnostic conundrums, Abstract – Journal of Cutaneous Pathology 2012; 39(1):198.
  • Bain E*, Lin L, Rothman IL. De Novo Myeloid Sarcoma in a 4 month old infant: a case report and review of the literature, J Cutan Pathol, 2013 Mar;40(3):321-5.
  • Helm MF*, Housel J*, Rothman IL. The Clinical Picture: Patchy Hair Loss on the Scalp, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, 2012 July; 79(7): 472-3.
  • Powell JG*, Ramsdell A*, Rothman IL. Eosinophilic Cellulitis (Wells' Syndrome) in a Pediatric Patient: A Case Report and Review of the Literature, Cutis 2012 April; 89(4): 191-194.
  • Shabbir AQ*, Nazareth MR*, Rothman IL. Branchio-Oculo-Facial Syndrome Presenting with Concomitant Thyroglossal Duct Cyst, Pediatr Dermatol 2012 May-June; 29(3): 383-4.
  • Droubi D*, Nazareth MR*, Rothman IL. Long-term Follow-up of Previously Reported Case of Trichomegaly Associated with Alopecia Areata in a 3-year-old Girl, Pediatr Dermatol 2012 March-April; 29(2): 234-235.
  • Arbesman J*, Loss L*, Helm K, Rothman IL. A Congenital Case of Circumscribed Hypokeratosis, Pediatr Dermatol 2012 Jul-Aug; 29(4): 485-7.
  • Nornhold E*, Li A, Rothman IL, Lakshminrushminrusimha S, Helm TN. Vesiculopustular eruption Associated with Transient Myeloproliferative Disorder, Cutis 2009; 83(5): 234-236.
  • Nazareth MR*, Bunimovich O*, Rothman IL. Trichomegaly in a 3-year-old Girl with Alopecia Areata, Pediatr Dermatol 2009; 26(2): 188-193.
  • Esler-Brauer L*, Rothman IL. Tender Nodules on the Palms and Soles, Arch Dermatol. 2007; 143(9): 1201-1206.
  • Rothman IL*, Wirth PB*, Klaus MV. Porokeratosis of Mibelli following heart transplant. Int J Dermatol. 1992; Jan 31(1):52-4.
  • Egbert LD, Rothman IL*. Relation between the race and economic status of patients and who performs their surgery, N Engl J Med. 1977 Jul 14;297(2):90-1.

Peer Review Journals: Submitted

  • Rothman IL, Hoffman, M*. Bullous Pemphigoid in an Infant, Submitted Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 Dec. Responsible for conception, design, critical revision, final approval and accountability for the publication.

Book Chapters:

  • Rothman IL, Farah J*, Helm T. Malignant Tumors of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue in Children, in Raghavan D, Brecher M, Johnson D, Meropol N, Moots P, Rose P (Eds.), Textbook of Uncommon Cancer, Third edition (2006). The United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. Chapter 72, pages 810-818.