Carla Rotering, MD, MA | David Couper Consulting

Carla Rotering, MD, MA

career background

BOARD OF ADVISORS, EXECUTIVE COACH and CURRICULUM DESIGNER -- Dr. Rotering has practiced Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Phoenix since 1990 and also practices at White Mountain Regional Medical Center. She is Medical Director of Respiratory and Pulmonary Rehabilitation at both hospitals. She currently serves as Chair of the Physician Health and Wellness Committee at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. She has a long history of leadership and education positions, including former service as Director of Critical Care, Chair of Medicine, and Chief of the Medical Staff at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. She is a physician mentor for medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix campus. Dr. Rotering is the Vice President of Physician Services for the Leebov Golde Group.


Dr. Rotering is the founder of Boxcar, International, an organization committed to enhancing the lives of people in Medicine through coaching, workshops, education, and retreat experiences with a special emphasis on Physician Coaching and Leadership Training programs for physicians and health care professionals. Leadership Development Certification, Professional Coaching Training, Crucial Conversation Facilitator Certification, 6 Seconds Emotional Intelligence Facilitator. Certified Soul Centered Professional Coach (University of Santa Monica) and Certified Transformational Super Coach (Supercoach Academy).

industry background & education

Expertise in physician leadership development, physician health and wellness, coaching physicians and health care executives, masterful healthcare communication, physician-hospital relations, physician-physician relations, service excellence, and professionalism for health care providers. Dr. Rotering earned her medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, and completed her Internal Medicine Residency and Pulmonary Fellowship in Phoenix, AZ. She holds a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology with an emphasis on Consciousness, Health and Healing from the University of Santa Monica.

noted accomplishments

  • Chief of Staff of a 1200 member Medical Staff, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Phoenix
  • Facilitated the Grapevine Process for Physicians in Transition with Howard Silverman, MD
  • Co-hosted and Facilitated Healing Path Retreats in conjunction with Duke University Faculty
  • Coached and facilitated hundreds of physician/ physician-hospital executive conversations
  • Created the Wisdom-Series Leadership Development Curriculum for Boxcar, International
  • Published The Language of Caring Guide for Physicians, co-created The Language of Caring for Physicians, a web-based skill-building program currently implemented in the Peace Health System, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Providence Health Systems, Banner Health Systems