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Kenneth D. Rothstein

Kenneth D. Rothstein, MD

Professor of Medicine

Department: Medicine: Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Specialties: Hepatology


  • MD - Emory University (1982-1986)

Awards & Honors

  • Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine (2016, 2017)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, annual meeting education and hepatology associates committees
  • Physician Secretary, American Board of Internal Medicine Test Committee on Transplant Hepatology
  • Reviewer for seven medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the Journal of the American College of Gastroenterology

Kenneth Rothstein, MD, serves as medical director of Abdominal Transplantation at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Rothstein is a leading expert in the field of hepatology, with over 20 years of experience. He specializes in the treatment of liver disease and liver transplantation, particularly treating the complications of cirrhosis, such as ascites, bleeding varices, hepatic encephalopathy and hepatocellular carcinoma. He is also recognized as an expert on new treatments for hepatitis B and C.

He is board certified in internal medicine, transplant, hepatology and gastroenterology. He practices in several locations around Philadelphia, as well as Allentown, Pa. and Marlton, N.J.

Clinical Services

Ascites, Bleeding disorders, Cirrhosis of the liver, Hepatic encephalopathy, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Hepatocellular carcinoma, Liver disease, Liver transplant


  • Gastroenterology - Temple University Hospital (1989-1991)
  • Hepatology - Temple University Hospital (1991-1992)


  • Internal Medicine - Emory University Affiliated Hospitals (1986-1989)

Kenneth D. Rothstein, MD, is a professor in the Department of Medicine, and chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Dr. Rothstein came to Drexel University College of Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital from Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was associate director of the Center for Liver Disease, and director of the Hepatology Fellowship Program. He received his medical degree from Emory University and completed his fellowships in gastroenterology and hepatology at Temple University Hospital.

Research Overview

Research interests: Screening for liver cancer, especially in transplant patients; hepatocellular carcinoma; hepatitis C.


"Health maintenance issues in cirrhosis"
Mehta G, Rothstein KD
In: Care of the Cirrhotic Patient, ed: Medical Clinics of North America; 93:901-15, viii-ix, 2009

"Retreating chronic hepatitis C with daily interferon alfacon-1/ribavirin after nonresponse to pegylated interferon/ribavirin: DIRECT results"
Bacon B, Shiffman M, Mendes F, Ghalib R, Hassanein T, Morelli G, Joshi S, Rothstein KD, et al.
Hepatology;49:1838-1846, 2009

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.