Born in Springfield, Missouri, where she went to University and graduated magna cum laude in medical school at the University of Missouri. She did her Pediatric ENT fellowship at Washington University and then returned to the University of Missouri to be in the Department of Surgery until 2007 when she moved to Children's Specialist Children's of San Diego and then UCSD where she attained the rank of Clinical Professor. She has 30+ publications on topics with landmark papers on facial growth after sinus surgery and reflux management in sinus disease. The etiology of chronic tonsillitis is an ongoing research project with the La Jolla Allergy and Immunology Institute.
She was born into a bipartisan family with numerous healthy discussions over the dinner table. She has been on many mission and professional exchange trips to Mexico, China, Russia, and Vietnam. Above is opening a donation from Mrs Karl Storz for Hanoi Children's Hospital
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer."
John F. Kennedy
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Marcella Bothwell, MD, MBA