Alan Rosenthal, MD of Cleveland Clinic Children’s in Cleveland, Ohio, is a pediatrician with over 25 years of experience caring for children and their families. He is known throughout the Cleveland community as a role model for students and colleagues alike as a compassionate, caring and genuine caregiver. One patient wrote about Dr. Rosenthal, “He feels the worry and desperation that his patients and their parents feel when their children are not well…He encouraged me, supported me, always treated me with respect and most of all, he believed in me when no one else did.” Throughout his career, Dr. Rosenthal has led by example in attending to his patients’ human needs as much as the medical ones, fostering relationships that go far beyond traditional medical training. The result of which are patients and families who universally view him with such deep love and trust that he is often considered as much a part of their family as their physician.