• Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, CWRU School of Medicine


  • Gender: Female
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Denise Bothe, MD, FAAP, is a pediatric developmental and behavioral specialist in the Division of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics and Medical Director of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Clinic and the International Adoption Clinic at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. She is Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Bothe’s special interests include high-functioning autism, anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), school issues, international adoption, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and stress management. She is board certified in both pediatrics and developmental behavioral pediatrics.

Dr. Bothe completed her undergraduate studies at Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y., and earned her medical degree from Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, N.Y. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Albany Medical Center in Albany, N.Y.

She spent five years in private practice with Prime Health Pediatrics Lake Health Pediatrics (formerly Prime Health Pediatrics), affiliated with Lake Hospital System, Mentor, Ohio. Following this experience she completed a fellowship in developmental and behavioral pediatrics at UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. She also worked with Dr. Senders and Associates in South Euclid, Ohio prior to joining UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital staff in 2008.

Over the past 25 years Dr. Bothe has provided many hours of volunteer medical service at pediatric clinics and hospitals nationally and internationally.

She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and a reviewer for the Journal of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. Dr. Bothe was selected among the Best Doctors in America in 2013 and 2014.

Awards and Recognition

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
Best Doctors in America, 2013, 2014

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics - Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics

Education & Training


1989, Colgate University

Medical / Professional School(s)

1993, SUNY Upstate Medical University


1994, Pediatrics - Albany Medical Center


1996, Pediatrics - Albany Medical Center


2007, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics - University Hospitals of Cleveland


Stress Management, Developmental and Behavioral Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), International Child Health, School Issues, Anxiety Disorders

Office Locations

UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Department of Pediatrics-Behavioral
10524 Euclid Ave, Ste 3150
Cleveland, OH 44106
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As of December 31, 2016, Denise Bothe, MD did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.

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