Dr. Melanie Rotenberg (aka "Doctor R") is a medical school professor, practicing physician, author and stand-up comedian.  An entertaining and enthralling speaker on wide-ranging subjects, Dr. Rotenberg has serious medical and writing credentials. She has given over 70 different presentations on health care and comedic topics.

Melanie Rotenberg, MD has a faculty appointment at the University of Central Florida School of Medicine.

Dr. Rotenberg is on the Board of the Space Coast Writers' Guild, one of the most respected writers' groups in the Southeast United States, and is the author of the book, Laugh Yourself Thin, to be published by Praeger / Greenwood Press, a major academic publisher, in 2010.