Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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David Roth, M.D.

General Information

David  Roth, M.D.

Languages

  • English

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Med-Nephrology

Specialties

  • Nephrology - Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Roles

  • Director of Clinical Services
  • Medical Director, Renal Transplantation
  • Wm. Way Anderson Professor of Nephrology

Clinical Interests

General nephrology, renal transplantation, end stage renal disease/chronic renal insufficiency, kidney and liver diseases, hepatitis C virus infection

Research Interests

Hepititus C virus infection in renal transplantation, outcome in kidney transplantation

Awards

US World News and Report

Education

Undergraduate
State University of New York
Graduate
State University of New York
Residency
Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami - Affiliated Medical Education Program
Fellowship
Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami - Affiliated Medical Education Program

Biography

 I have been a faculty member of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine since 1982. Since that time I have committed the majority of my clinical activities into building the kidney transplantation program into one of the preeminent programs in the United States.  This program, which is now a part of the larger Miami Transplant Institue, provides life saving kidney transplantation  to over 300 patients each year with end stage renal disease who come to us from around the state and the country. As the UNOS Medical Director for our center, I am proud to work with an extraordinary team of transplant physicians and surgeons who by working together provide cutting-edge services to our patients. In addition to my work in transplant, I have remained an active participant and leader within the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension.  Serving as both Division Chief and Fellowship Program Director over the years has enabled me to focus on the development of new programs and to help young faculty members establish their own careers.  We have been able to build a large, multidimensional clinical program which is coupled with a vibrant research section.  With the help of generous philanthropists and extramural grant funding, the Division has become a nationally recognized progam that serves as a primary and tertiary referral center for patients with kidney disease and a major training progrem for young physicians seeking a caeer in Nephrology.

Over the three decades of my career at University of Miami i have maintained an active interest in clinical research. The majority of this work has focused on immunosuppressive protocols in kidney transplantation and the impact of hepatitis C virus infection in the kidney transplant candidate and recipient. The latter has led to the publication of significant papers that have influenced how these patients are evaluated and treated.  I was also honored to have been the Co-Chair of the Kidney Disease in Global Outcomes study group on Hepatits C Virus in Kidney Disease. This international group of experts published the first KDIGO Guideline which was focused on this topic. 

I have been fortunate to spend my career at a growing and expanding medical school that has allowed me to create new programs and interact closely with a group of outstanding physicians and physician-scientists over these years. I have benefited personally from these relationships which has then allowed me the opportunity of provide similar opportunities to others along the way.

 

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