Kevin Aaron Roth, MD, PhD

Pathology - Anatomic & Clinical

Kevin Aaron Roth, MD, PhD

Pathology - Anatomic & Clinical

Specialties: Pathology - Anatomic & Clinical
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622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

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About Kevin Aaron Roth, MD, PhD

Dr. Kevin A. Roth, MD, PhD, is chair of the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University Medical Center.

His professional training included a combined anatomic pathology and neuropathology residency at Washington University in St. Louis, where he was later appointed an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology. Dr. Roth rose through the faculty ranks to become a tenured professor in the Departments of Pathology and Immunology and Molecular Biology and Pharmacology there before moving to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he was named chair of the Department of Pathology in 2008.

He graduated with a bachelor's degree in behavioral science from the University of Michigan and received MD and PhD degrees in neuroscience from Stanford University School of Medicine.

"Dr. Roth joins Columbia at a critical point in time, "says Lee Goldman, MD, dean of the faculties of health sciences and medicine and chief executive of Columbia University Medical Center. "He recognizes the role pathology can and will play in precision medicine, and he has the leadership skills and track record to build upon the successes of the department as this evolving field takes shape."

"Dr. Roth's strong vision to provide evidence-based, cost-effective service directly aligns with NewYork-Presbyterians' patient-centered culture," says Steven J. Corwin, MD, CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. "He will certainly help to further enhance the patient experience, and we are pleased to welcome him to NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia."

He has been recognized at both Washington University and UAB for his role in mentoring MD and PhD students interested in neurological disease. Dr. Roth has published more than 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts, which have been cited more than 29,000 times.

Dr. Roth previously served as president of the American Society for Investigative Pathology and chair of the Neural Oxidative Metabolism and Death (NOMD) Study Section. He is editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Pathology, which is devoted to elucidating the cellular and molecular mechanisms of disease pathogenesis.



  • Residency: Barnes Jewish Hospital

Titles & Positions

  • Chair, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology
  • Donald W. King, MD and Mary Elizabeth King Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology
  • Pathologist-in-Chief, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

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