Fred Rottnek, M.D., MAHCM

Dr. Fred Rottnek
Fred Rottnek, MD, MAHCM
Director of Community Medicine and Professor

Campus Contact Information
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine
1402 South Grand Boulevard
O'Donnell Hall, 2nd Floor
St. Louis, MO 63104
Phone: 314-977-8489
Fax: 314-977-

MD, Saint Louis University ('95); MA Health Care Mission, Aquinas Institute of Theology; Fellowship in Faculty Development, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; BS, Chemistry, Furman University

About Dr. Rottnek
Dr. Rottnek is a Professor and the Director of Community Medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and Medical Director of the Physician Assistant Program. On September 30, 2016, he completed a 15-year sentence in Correctional Health Care at the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health at the Buzz Westfall Justice Center and Saint Louis County Family Courts. He teaches in the School of Medicine, the PA Program, and the Interprofessional Education Program, directs the Rodney M. Coe Distinction in Community Service Program, and mentors students in longitudinal community service. He serves on the Saint Louis Regional Health Commission as the Chair of the Provider Services Advisory Board, and he is a board member of the Criminal Justice Ministry.  He is currently working SLU colleagues and national advocacy organizations to promote the training, implementation, and practice of Addiction Medicine.


Rottnek, F. W. (2017). How 15 Years in Jail Transformed My Theology Conversations in Jesuit Higher Education, 51, 48-49.

Rottnek, F. W. (2016). How Can Our Communities Move Ahead After Ferguson? Health Progress, 97(4), 48-52.

Rottnek, F. W. (2015). A Step Backward in Racial and Health Disparities: Saint Louis County Puts Correctional Health Care Out for Bid, Missourians for Single Payer Health Care, Fall, 4-5

Rottnek, F. W. (2015). Creating Correctional Health Care: Academic Partnerships. CorrDocs, American College of Correctional Physicians, 18(4), 12-13.

Wenger, P. J., Rottnek, F. W., Parker, T. T., Crippin, J. S. (2014). Assessment of Hepatitis C Risk Factors and Infection Prevalence in a Jail Population. American Journal of Public Health, 104(9), 1722-1725.

Everard, K. M., Crandall, S. J., Blue, A. V., Rottnek, F. W., Pole, D. C., Mainous, A. G. (2014). Exploring interprofessional education in the family medicine clerkship: a CERA study. 46(6), 419-422.

Rottnek, F. W. (2014). Correctional Health Care: A Forgotten Ministry of the Church. Health Progress, 95(3), 37-40.

Rottnek, F. W., Pole, D. C., Everard, K. M. (2014). The Interprofessional Team Seminar: A Curriculum Designed for Medical Students. Journal of the National AHEC Organization, 30(Spring), 16-22

Rottnek, F. W. (2013). I am Adam Lanza's Doctor, CorrDocs, Society of Correctional Physicians.16(2), 10.

Rottnek, F. W., Yanofchick, B. (2012). Physicians and Catholic Health Care: Educating Doctors for Mission Fit. Health Progress, 93 (3), 7-11.



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