Dr Bothwell is a retired Clinical Professor of Surgery and Pediatric Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine, and 2014 MBA graduate of the Rady School of Management. Dr. Bothwell was the Chair of the Pediatric Airway and Aerodigestive Team at Rady Children’s Hospital and has dedicated her life’s work to the betterment of children with disabilities. Dr Bothwell has authored over 30 scientific publications including recent article on the etiology of recurrent tonsillitis in Science Translational Medicine and other landmark journal contributions on Sinus Surgery and Pediatric Airway management. Dr Bothwell is now a Founding Circle Donor and Treasurer of the San Diego Parks Foundation and currently sits on the City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Board as well as other philanthropic boards.

Why I Joined SDPF

My life’s work has been about helping children meeting them where they are at in abilities. Children need space to play and be outside interacting with nature. In a large city, having open safe spaces close to home is key to healthy development and of mind and body. My hope is the new Parks Foundation will aid the City to make these spaces available to all the youth “where our kids play.”