Penn Vet is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Deborah Sachs Rothman to its Board of Overseers. An advisory body to the Dean, Overseers are professionals, experts, and informed lay people who provide volunteer leadership and serve as ambassadors and spokespersons for Penn Vet by linking the School to the world.
Sachs Rothman is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and young adults and was an Adjunct Professor at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University.
Sachs Rothman earned her BA from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts & Sciences and PhD from the School-Child Program at Yeshiva University, where her research interests focused on the emotional intelligence of young adults.
Also interested in clinical neuropsychology and neuropsychological assessment, Sachs Rothman completed a pediatric internship at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at NYU Medical Center followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in childhood learning and assessment at the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services.
Sachs Rothman has a lifelong passion for animals, and it was her love for her Tibetan Terrier, Cooper, that first connected her to Penn Vet. She lives in New York City with her husband, two daughters, and a Tibetan Terrier puppy named Otis.