Two Metro Docs Receive Charles Bolles Bolles-Rogers Award

Scott F. Davies, MD, an internist and pulmonologist, and David A. Rothenberger, MD, a colon and rectal surgeon, were recently awarded the 2019 Charles Bolles Bolles-Rogers Award, which honors physicians for their contribution to medical research, achievement or leadership.

The award is given out by the Twin Cities Medical Society Foundation.

Davies is board certified in internal medicine and pulmonary medicine. His academic appointments include professor of medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School and vice-chairman, department of medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School. Davies served as the Chief, Department of Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center from 2002-2017, and continues today as a faculty member in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Hennepin Healthcare. He is a past president of the Minnesota Thoracic Society and served on the American College of Chest Physicians: Governor for the State of Minnesota.  

Rothenberger is certified by the American Board of Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery. His academic appointments include professor (tenured), department of surgery, University of Minnesota; and John P. Delaney, MD, Chair in Clinical Surgical Oncology, University of Minnesota (2000-2013). Rothenberger served as the Jay Phillips Professor and Chairman, department of surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School (2013-2017); and in 2018, was appointed as the senior advisor to the Medical School Dean for Physician Well-Being, University of Minnesota Medical School. He is internationally recognized for the treatment of colorectal cancer and anorectal diseases, including the first to identify a colon/rectal cancer screening test, and has authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, numerous editorials, book chapters. He served as president of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the ASCRS Research Foundation, and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.  He currently serves as an alternate governor to the American College of Surgeons on behalf of the ASCRS. 

The award is named after Charles Bolles Bolles-Rogers, an “aristocratic” gentleman who lived in the Minneapolis area for 37 years and was especially interested in the health and hospital needs of the city. He served on the (former) St. Barnabas Hospital Board of Trustees and was president of that board for many years.