Roberta L. Rothen M.D. (RETIRED) Physician


Roberta L. Rothen, M.D. was an orthopaedic surgeon for the Center for Joint Surgery and Sports Medicine division in Hagerstown, Maryland. Dr. Rothen has established herself as one of the area’s foremost orthopaedic specialists in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgeries and sports medicine. She spent 16 years serving our country in the U.S. Navy and graduated from medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Rothen completed her internship at Bethesda Naval Hospital, then served as the General Medical Officer on a spy base in South Korea, and completed her residency while stationed in San Diego. After her training, she was then transferred to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where she spent the last 6 years of her military career. 

Personally active in various sporting endeavors herself, Dr. Rothen understands the athlete’s mind and body. She retired from practice in 2023.

Areas Of Expertise

Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Minimally Invasive Arthroscopic Surgeries


General Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Medical Degree

Uniformed services University of the Health Science; Bethesda, MD


Naval Medical Center; San Diego, CA


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Subspecialty- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery -Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Professional Associations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Major Accomplishments

Publications in Women’s Journal of Western Maryland

Head, Department of Orthopaedics, Mertius Medical Center

Affiliated Surgery Centers

Meritus Medical Center