Dr. Ron Rothenberg

California HealthSpan Institute, Medical Director


As a pioneer in the field of Preventive and Regenerative Medicine, Ron Rothenberg, MD was one of the first physicians to be recognized for his expertise in this rapidly emerging field by being fully board certified in by the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.  

He founded the California HealthSpan Institute in Encinitas, California in 1998 with a commitment to transform our understanding of and finding treatments to manage aging.  

 Dr. Rothenberg is dedicated to the belief that the process of physical aging can be slowed, stopped and reversed through existing medical and scientific interventions and that there is no biological reason that indefinite optimal HealthSpan cannot be obtained.  

Challenging traditional medicine’s approach, California HealthSpan Institute's mission is to create a paradigm shift in the way we view medicine and aging and declining fitness: treat the cause. California HealthSpan now treats and designs custom programs for patients in California and worldwide. (From every continent except Antarctica)  

Dr. Rothenberg has always challenged the medical field's ability to embrace new information and adapt practices accordingly. Upon graduating from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Rothenberg performed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. At the time, the specialty of Emergency Medicine (like Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine) was not widely recognized by the medical community. In fact, it was dismissed by most as unnecessary. Dr. Rothenberg, however, was passionate about the field, and went on to teach and practice Emergency Medicine and is a former Full Clinical Professor of Preventive and Family Medicine at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.  He has directed and participated in medical relief projects in Latin America and has done ethno botanical research in the Amazon. 

Dr. Rothenberg has educated over 45,000 physicians who have attended his continuing education seminars. As the creator and director of the Postgraduate Institute for Primary and Emergency Physicians at University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine he helped create the specialty of Emergency Medicine by training physicians as this field emerged. Over the past 20 years he lectured worldwide and has extensively published on Preventive and Regenerative Medicine, Hormone Optimization and Telomere Science.  He was recently awarded the “Longevidade Saudável” Award 2016 for contribution to the development of medicine in Brazil.   

Ron Rothenberg MD continues to enjoy his other passions:  his family, surfing, mountain biking, art and music, and exploring Baja California and the world. 



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