Meet the Faculty

Michael Rotblatt, MD, FACP, PharmD

Associate Program Director

UCLA-Olive View Internal Medicine Residency Program

Vice-Chair, General Medicine Operations

Olive View-UCLA Medical Center

Clinical Professor of Medicine

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

A former resident and chief resident from our program, Dr. Rotblatt is one of our top faculty members (Faculty Role Model and Outstanding Attending awards in 1999 & 2002), and is intimately involved in the educational curricula of the program. With a degree in Pharmacy (UC San Francisco) as well as Medicine (UC Irvine), Dr. Rotblatt brings a unique knowledge of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics to the program.

Dr. Rotblatt completed a UCLA fellowship in Medical Education in 1996-1997, worked as an academic primary care internist at the Sepluveda VA, and joined the faculty as an Associate Program Director in 2003. He was recently the Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM), supervising faculty internists in the inpatient and outpatient settings at Olive View, and is now the Vice-Chair of General Medicine Operations. Dr. Rotblatt is active in the Southern California ACP Region 1 chapter, chairing the annual Poster competition in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He received the ACP Laureate award for professional accomplishments in 2012.

Dr. Rotblatt is an active educator at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, involved in teaching 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year medical students in various classes and experiences over the years, including physical diagnosis and problem-based learning courses. He currently lectures on “Evidence-Based Medicine” in the Medicine Clerkship orientation, and was recently the Medicine Clerkship site director at Olive View.

In addition to teaching students and residents in the clinics and on the wards at Olive View, he participates in didactic education sessions on a variety of diverse topics such as pain management, dyslipidemia, drug interactions, pharmaceutical updates, preop medicine and «teaching & feedback.» He chairs the hospital’s Medication Use Evaluation committee, which tracks all adverse drug events and medication errors in the hospital.

Dr. Rotblatt also has a special interest in herbal medicines, dietary supplements and other CAM disciplines. He co-authored the 2002 book Evidence-Based Herbal Medicine, and has lectured widely on this subject. He has authored a number of book chapters and articles in the medical literature.