BIOGRAPHYMarcus A. Rothermich, MD joined our orthopaedic surgery team of physicians in October 2019. Dr. Rothermich treats patients at our Trussville and Winfield locations as well as St. Vincent's Birmingham. In addition, Dr. Rothermich will begin treating patients at our Cullman location, which is scheduled to open in January, 2020.
Dr. Rothermich is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with fellowship training in sports medicine. Dr. Rothermich attended college at the University of Notre Dame and was roommates with Dr. Michael K. Ryan, also an orthopaedic surgeon at Andrews Sports Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia and served as the President of the Orthopaedic Society at the medical school.
He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery in St. Louis, Missouri at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in affiliation with Washington University in St. Louis. He also completed fellowship training in sports medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute and Andrews Sports Medicine.
Dr. Rothermich has extensive training in both general orthopaedic surgery and complex sports medicine techniques. He has a particular interest in elbow reconstruction in overhead athletes, rotator cuff repairs, complex knee surgery and total joint replacement.
Dr. Rothermich believes that all patients, from recreational “weekend warriors” to elite athletes, deserve and should expect a high attention to detail and a shared decision making process to optimize their outcomes.
Prior to joining Andrews Sports Medicine, Dr. Rothermich was affiliated with South Florida Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. In that role, he proudly served as a consultant for the New York Mets as well as the team physician for various local organizations and high schools.
Dr. Rothermich is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) as well as the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), serving on the committee that writes the annual Self-Assessment Examination for the AOSSM. He also reviews grant applications for the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) and is a peer reviewer for multiple orthopedic journals. Dr. Rothermich has presented nationally and his research is published in several peer-reviewed medical journals and textbooks.
He is married to Alissa Rothermich, an Emmy-nominated television anchor and reporter. Alissa recently joined WIAT CBS 42 and co-anchors the CBS42 Morning News with Art Franklin. The Rothermichs lived in Birmingham during his fellowship training at Andrews Sports Medicine and realized very quickly that it was where they wanted to plant roots and raise their family. They have two children, Ben and Ella, and enjoy exploring Alabama with family hikes on the weekends. Dr. Rothermich is also an active recreational athlete, finishing several marathons against the advice of his wife and multiple orthopaedic providers. He could not be happier to be joining the Andrews family.
Education, Training & Awards ...
Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship:
American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) - (Birmingham, AL)
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency:
Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO)
University of Virginia School of Medicine (Charlottesville, VA)
University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN)