Rothman has been praised by colleagues for his exemplary leadership throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the spring and summer of 2020, Rothman and other Johns Hopkins leaders affirmed the institution’s commitment to equity and racial justice. Health care workers at all six Johns Hopkins hospitals gathered on June 5, 2020, as part of an event organized by White Coats for Black Lives.
Through annual Community Conversation gatherings and other outreach efforts within the East Baltimore community, Rothman underscored the institution’s commitment to being a good neighbor.
In his interactions with fellow Johns Hopkins leaders (including, l to r, university president Ronald Daniels, former school of medicine Dean/CEO Edward Miller, and Ron Peterson, president emeritus of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Health System) or with trainees and faculty members