Dr. Rottman received his undergraduate degree with Distinction from the University of Wisconsin, and his Doctor of Medicine from Rush University, College of Medicine in Chicago. Following his Emergency Medicine Residency at LAC/USC Medical Center, he spent his academic career in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and was the founding Medical Director for the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care. During his UCLA career, Dr. Rottman founded the UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters, which was named a Center for Public Health Preparedness by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. He has been the recipient of numerous extramural grants, authored over 50 manuscripts and chapters, and serves as an Associate Editor of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. He has served on university, state and national advisory committees on emergency preparedness, and testified before the Institutes of Medicine on standards of care in disasters. Dr. Rottman is a past President of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine, and has continuously served as the Medical Director for the City of Burbank EMS for four decades. He is Professor Emeritus of Emergency Medicine at UCLA, and Medical Director Emeritus of the Center for Prehospital Care.