The McIntosh, Masters and Meadearis Award, sponsored by Carter Healthcare, was presented to Dr. Brent Rotton at the 13th Annual Hearts of Gold Gala.
With a rich history of doctors in the family, including his parents whose careers in higher education were spent at Northeastern State University, along with his brother, Bruce, who is Chief of Surgery at W.W. Hastings Hospital, it was clear at an early age that Rotton wanted a career in medicine and followed in his older brother’s footsteps as a general surgeon.
Rotton graduated with his Doctor of Osteopathy from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. He went on to complete his residency at Tulsa Regional Medical Center and joined his brother in practice in Missouri. After practicing for more than ten years, Rotton returned home to practice in Tahlequah as a specialist in general surgery where he could also participate in medical leadership. For the past six years, Rotton has served as Chief of Staff for Northeastern Health System. Sharing his knowledge with future medical professionals is important to him and why he serves as an adjunct clinical assistant professor of surgery at OSU.
Rotton and his wife, Monica, who serves on the hospital’s foundation, have been married for 23 years. Together, they have two children, daughter, Kristy and son, Chet, and one grandson, Kash.
Rotton cherishes his time with family and also enjoys the outdoors whether it be hunting, fishing or spending time at the lake.
Active in the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association and the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, he still finds time to give back to the community having volunteered many hours on the sidelines for the Tahlequah Tiger football team and Tahlequah Public Schools athletic programs.
Rotton takes pride and has received much satisfaction in returning to the community where he was raised.