Sports & Spine Physician
Dr. Joshua Rothenberg is a Board-Certified Rehabilitation Physician who is ACGME fellowship trained at the University of Pittsburgh in sports medicine, interventional spine, diagnostic/ interventional ultrasound, and regenerative medicine. He acts as the Director of Regenerative Medicine and Orthopedic Biologics for BocaCare Orthopedics, and treats all musculoskeletal issues including neck, spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand, hip, knee, and ankle/foot ailments.
Dr. Rothenberg has experience in treating joints with a comprehensive individualized therapy program along with sonographic-guided platelet rich plasma (PRP), prolotherapy, bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC), and microfragmented adipose tissue injections. He currently collects data and is involved in a national database involving these therapies. Additionally, he maintains professional interests in treating osteoarthritis as well as tendon pathologies using his rehabilitation background coupled with his ultrasound skillset and interest in regenerative medicine.
He received his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Miami in Microbiology, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and Valedictorian of his major. His long desired goal of becoming a physician led him to the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He graduated with honors in the Top 10% of his medical school class and was inducted into the Psi Sigma Alpha Scholastic Honor Society in 2012.
Returning to the University of Miami for training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, he served as the Chief Resident. During this time, he spearheaded two national projects to further the education of his peers. His most recognizable project is the Sports Review Journal, a sports medicine journal indexed by the Library of Congress. He has also authored and is the primary editor of the book “A Beginner’s Guide to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Upper Limb” published in 2016.
After completing his residency, Dr. Rothenberg headed north to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he completed a PM&R Sports Medicine Fellowship under his two mentors, Dr. Jose Ramirez-Del Toro and Dr. Kentaro Onishi. He credits much of his musculoskeletal knowledge to their teachings and pursuit of great musculoskeletal care.
Lastly, Dr. Rothenberg has been humbled and privileged to receive two national awards amongst his peers. He was awarded the 2017 Association of Academic Physiatrists’ McLean Outstanding Resident/Fellow Award in Las Vegas, Nevada, a prestigious award given to one person annually. Additionally, the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine (AMSSM) recognized him in 2016, and awarded him the 2016 Resident Scholarship Award for the AMSSM, an organization he continues to be involved with today.
Dr. Rothenberg maintains an academic entrepreneurial spirit, and continues to strive to advance great musculoskeletal care for his patients.