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LaurenRoth, M.D.

Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2005 Technology Pkwy, Building 2
Suite 340
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Aspen Ridge Professional Center
165 Thomas Johnson Dr., Suite F
Frederick, MD 21702
9601 Blackwell Road
4th and 5th Floors
Rockville, MD 20850
Third Space Wellness
8001 Kennett Street, Suite B
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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About Lauren Roth, M.D.

Lauren Roth, M.D. completed her undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she graduated magna cum laude and inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her Medical Degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She continued on to the University of Colorado, Denver where she completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a 3 year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She then served as an Assistant Professor at University of Colorado for 2 years before moving back to Maryland. Dr. Roth is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

During her residency, Dr. Roth received several teaching awards and served as chief resident. During her fellowship and time as faculty at University of Colorado, she presented research at multiple national meetings and received three national research awards. She has published research on a range of fertility topics including polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and the impact of weight on reproductive hormones. Dr. Roth joined the practice in 2015.

  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Colorado, Denver
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of Colorado, Denver
Awards & Recognition
  • Daily Record Leading Women Award 2017
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine Corporate Member Council In-training Travel Award, 2013
  • Clinical Research Fellowship & Mentor Award, Endocrine Society, 2012
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine and Society for Male Reproduction and Urology Prize Paper recipient, 2010
  • Resident Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Colorado, 2010, 2007
  • Bayer HealthCare Best Teaching Resident for the Year, University of Colorado, 2008
Professional Organizations
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Q & A

Q: Why did you become a doctor?


My dad (an anesthesiologist) took me to see a knee replacement surgery when I was 12 for Take Your Daughter to Work Day and I was hooked. That day set me on the path to becoming a physician.

Q: Where did your interest in reproductive endocrinology come from?


My passion for women’s health developed when I was in college learning about two important sides to women’s health: reproductive biology (as part of my pre-med classes) and the social aspects of women’s health including the full range of reproductive rights (as a Women’s Studies major). I chose to pursue Obstetrics and Gynecology to care for women at the most important moments of their life. Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility is the perfect balance of personal relationships, patient advocacy, and science for me. I feel privileged to help people through a difficult journey to achieve their goal of a family.

Q: What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?


I love cooking while listening to NPR and going out to try new restaurants. I lived in Colorado for several years and enjoy outdoor activities including hiking and skiing. Yoga, running, and other fitness classes keep me in shape and relieve stress.

Q: What is something about you that would surprise most people?


Although I love to cook, I rarely follow a recipe. As a result, I am pretty bad at baking!

Q: How would you describe your personality?


Friendly, caring, sensitive, and unafraid to speak my mind when I believe in something.

Q: What is the best part of being on the SGF team?


I am thrilled to work for an organization where everyone has the same goal: providing the best care possible for patients. It is an honor to work for a nationally recognized practice, and even more exciting that the people I get to work with are sincere, caring, and smart.

Q: What’s on your bucket list?


Retiring to the mountains of Colorado.

Q: What is your approach to helping patients who are struggling?


The infertility journey can be long and emotional. I try to support patients by reaching out and spending time talking with them. It is my goal to partner with my patients to help make their experience the best it can be.

I am thrilled to work for an organization where everyone has the same goal: providing the best care possible for patients. It is an honor to work for a nationally recognized practice, and even more exciting that the people I get to work with are sincere, caring, and smart.


"My husband and I cannot thank Dr. Roth enough for her support and encouragement throughout our treatment at Shady Grove. She is extremely knowledgeable and very detailed in her explanations and treatment plans. In addition, you will not find a more caring doctor. She personally called with our results and you could hear the disappointment in her voice when treatment didn’t work, and could tell the level of her excitement for us when it finally did. You cannot go wrong in choosing Dr. Roth!"

"Dr. Roth was the most compassionate, knowledgeable, and professional doctor I’ve ever met with. Dr. Roth created an experience that was welcoming and non-intimidating, she offered and explained different options and gave me hope. Dr. Roth’s expertise is top notch and I would highly recommend her."

"Dr. Roth was amazing throughout our infertility journey. Always available to answer questions, provide reassurance and be a shoulder to cry on in the tough times. I would absolutely recommend her as a physician."

"My husband and I struggled with infertility for about three years. We finally contacted Shady Grove to check out other options. Immediately I knew that we were in the right place. Dr. Roth made us both feel so comfortable and excited to look forward to the next step. I don’t know what we would have done without her and the extremely talented medical staff of Shady Grove. We are happy to say that with their help we welcomed twins in July 2018! It was our choice to implant two embryos in order to achieve a viable pregnancy. We are so blessed to call these babies ours; it’s indescribable! If there’s ever any doubt in your fertility struggle Contact Dr. Roth, you will be in be best hands!"

"Dr. Roth provided us with an excellent experience as we navigated the infertility journey. After meeting with a few other doctors, we ultimately chose Dr. Roth because of her professionalism and commitment to creating a plan that worked for us. There is nothing easy about infertility but Dr. Roth’s reassurance and optimism helped ease our minds and stay positive. We just gave birth to our son and couldn’t be happier!"

"Dr. Roth is professional and yet kind, encouraging and down-to-earth. When faced with a sudden and unexpected diagnosis of DOR / POI she helped us to make sense of it all and maintain hope! I would highly recommend seeing her if you need help. Stepping into the realm of Fertility Treatment can be hugely overwhelming and scary, so it helps immensely to have a doctor who handles it so well. We will see her again in the future if needed when we are ready to try for our second child."

"Absolutely amazing! Dr. Roth is one of those doctors that you immediately trust and feel comfortable with. You can tell she loves what she does. She is so attentive and invested in her patients, has wonderful bedside manner, is down to earth, and highly skilled in what she does. My husband and I look forward to going back to her again soon!"

"Dr. Roth was the second reproductive endocrinologist I consulted, after suffering two miscarriages while under the care of another doctor. Dr. Roth took the time to think outside of the box and come up with a new treatment plan that has resulted in the birth of my beautiful baby girl. Words cannot describe how truly grateful I am for her help in making my dreams of having a family come true."

"Dr. Roth is amazing! After dealing with infertility for about 4 years, she was so kind and understanding. She made the rest of our fertility journey an extremely positive experience. She was always available to answer any and all questions I had and was always very quick to respond to any concerns. I will forever be grateful for her help in the successful fertility treatment, pregnancy, and birth of my precious daughter!"

"Dr. Roth is the type of steady professional you need for something as challenging as infertility treatment. Thanks to her we now have a beautiful, healthy, baby girl after almost giving up hope after years of trying. She is honest, realistic, and determined. She explained everything clearly, listened to our concerns and respected our choices while communicating her professional opinion. She was also very accessible always replying to emails and phone messages during my wife's IVF treatment."

"Infertility was such a tough experience for us. Upon meeting with Dr. Roth, we could tell she was well educated and invested in our specific journey. Even through some bad breaks, she was kind, patient, and let me be in the moment I needed. She was reassuring when it got tough and shared in our joy when we had success! Infertility is such an intimate topic; we really felt cared for under Dr. Roth's wing. Follow up since 'graduating' from Shady Grove is also commendable."

"I am so glad we decided to pursue IVF treatments through Shady Grove. Dr. Roth in particular was very professional, thoughtful and compassionate to work with. We had several unsuccessful IVF treatments at another facility and although we felt defeated we decided to give it one more try and met with Dr. Roth. She has a way of explaining complex processes in a way that is easy to understand without making you feel flawed. We are now enjoying our new baby girl"

"Hands down, one of the best medical teams I have ever come into contact with. These ladies make, a very difficult journey, manageable. They truly care about you and support you both medically and emotionally. I honestly cannot say enough about Dr. Roth. She was an angel and did everything in her power to help us conceive our miracle baby (who is now 14 months old). Dr. Roth is truly so compassionate, caring, and kind. I don't know how I would have gotten through our fertility treatments without her. SGF Camp Hill will forever hold a place in my heart! Without them, we wouldn't have our miracle baby."

"Dr. Roth and the Shady Grove team were the most supportive and caring team I could ever imagined meeting. They made me feel like a friend more than a patient and they gave my husband and I a beautiful baby boy born April 13th 2018. We did IVF and my team helped me through to the very end when I graduated to be discharged to an OBGYN. They were never to busy to answer questions, quick to return phone calls and emails and just made sure I was comfortable every step of the way."

"My experience with Shady Grove and specifically with Dr. Roth has been life changing for me and my husband. We struggled for years with infertility while at another clinic. We entered Dr. Roth's office almost defeated. She gave us hope. She was honest and kind, showed that she really cared about us as patients. She made sure we understood the IVF process and was with us every step of the way. It is because of her we are 31 weeks pregnant and finally able to have a family of our own."

"Dr. Roth was wonderful. She helped us conceive our third child after a devastating ectopic pregnancy. She remained optimistic even though my maternal age proved to be an obstacle with my egg numbers and viability. She was almost as excited as I was when we saw my son's heartbeat for the first time. She really cares about her patients and helping them bring children into this world. She's awesome."

"I would highly recommend Dr. Roth to anyone and everyone. My experience was amazing and so positive. Dr. Roth was so patient with us when explaining our options and how the process worked. She was always available and willing to answer any questions that came up along the way. I truly felt like she wanted my husband and I to have a baby as much as we did and that support was crucial to us throughout our IVF journey."

"Dr. Roth is kind, compassionate and knowledgeable when it comes to fertility treatments. She listens to her patients and goes above and beyond to help them conceive. She did not give up on me and we successfully had baby #2 with her help."

"Dr. Roth is very compassionate. She takes time to answer all questions in great details. She was very polite and always got back to me quickly. I felt very confident that she had my best interest in mind. I never felt rushed."

“I cannot say enough nice things about Dr. Roth. In the time I spent with her, she explained more about why I was having difficulty getting pregnant and what test results meant than my previous fertility doctor had in 2 months. She was so knowledgeable, but spoke in terms that I understood. She was patient and kind and made me feel so comfortable and taken care of. I had a plan of where I was going next and understood what was happening which made me feel so at ease and confident in my care. She is amazing!!”

“Dr. Roth is so nice. She always has a positive vibe about her”

"After leaving another fertility clinic, coming to Shady Grove and working with Dr. Roth was a dream!! The entire staff is kind, extremely professional and take such amazing care of their patients. I cannot say enough nice things about Dr. Roth. She is so incredibly knowledgeable with infertility and IVF, but she is like talking to a girlfriend. She makes sure you understand everything and walks you through the entire process. I could not ask for a better experience than I have had at Shady Grove and with Dr. Roth. Truly, the entire staff, and ANY of their locations, have been lovely."

"Dr. Roth is incredible! So so kind, sincere, caring, and genuine. She truly has her patients best interest at heart at all times and never stops looking for the very best treatment possible. She is down to earth and there for you through ANYTHING! The staff at Shady Grove Camp Hill is TOP NOTCH and I would recommend them to absolutely anyone."

"Dr. Roth is honestly the kindest most sincere doctor I have EVER encountered. She truly cares about her patients and their success. There were many times she had to give me bad news (poor responder) but was always 100% there to answer any questions and cheer me up. She always had a new plan for moving forward and helped us become SUCCESSFUL with our miracle baby. I could truly never thank Dr. Roth and her staff enough. They are TOP NOTCH and I would HIGHLY recommend them!!"

"My husband and I underwent treatment at several facilities before coming to Shady Grove and meeting Dr. Roth - I wish we had come sooner! After 14 failed rounds previously (including 3 rounds of IVF), we successfully conceived after our FIRST round with Dr. Roth doing ovulation induction and IUI. It was truly unbelievable. Dr. Roth was so personable and easy so work with. I felt like she truly cared when we told her our story. Our daughter is about to turn 5 months old!"

"My husband and I underwent treatment at several facilities before coming to Shady Grove and meeting Dr. Roth - I wish we had come sooner! After 14 failed rounds previously (including 3 rounds of IVF), we successfully conceived after our FIRST round with Dr. Roth doing ovulation induction and IUI. It was truly unbelievable. Dr. Roth was so personable and easy so work with. I felt like she truly cared when we told her our story. Our daughter is about to turn 5 months old!"

"I had such a great experience at Shady Grove! All thanks to Dr. Roth and the staff in the Camp Hill, PA office. Dr. Roth gets to know you not only on a medical level but personally as well! I love that we still keep in touch! I love sending updates! We will be seeing her again in the next year or two to transfer our frozen embryo. I can't wait to go back to the office to receive excellent treatment in a positive environment. I tell everyone to go see her and a couple of friends have!"

"Dr. Roth was open minded and honest from the beginning of our journey to parenthood. She has followed up with us and supported us from day one."

"I went to Dr Roth for IVF. Dr Roth is an excellent provider. She is compassionate, attentive and a good listener. She and her team respond well to your immediate needs. For example, if the pharmacy doesn't carry your prescription, her team will make every effort in getting you the medication you need in a timely fashion. Moreover, she is very intelligent, instilling confidence in her abilities to assist you in your reproductive needs. I LOVE Dr Roth and her team. I highly recommend."

"Dr. Roth was extremely knowledgeable from the start of our process until the very end. She went over all our possibilities and made sure we understood each one of them. She made the process worry free and exciting! She answered any questions we had through the process without hesitation. She personally called us when it was confirmed we were pregnant! I would recommend Dr. Roth to anyone!"

"Dr Roth was the first fertility doctor that was willing to think hard before making decisions, instead of following the usual ritual of action. She knows her job well and can react quickly if things change, and things do change a lot. We were successful on our first try, and the support from everyone at the office was tight and consistent, as navigation through IVF needs coordination and focus. I would recommend Dr Roth to anyone struggling with fertility issues."

"Dr. Roth was so personable and really cared about helping us grow our family. She personally called after each cycle. And still looks forward to updates on our baby!"

"Dr. Roth was the most amazing and knowledgeable doctor to help us address our fertility issues. We had been trying to conceive for a long time without success and Dr. Roth helped us conceive our daughter who is now 4 months old."

"Dr. Roth is an excellent provider. She has helped us to achieve our dream. She truly cares about her patients. She is so positive that it felt good to ask any question. Her team and her are amazing! We highly recommend Dr. Roth and SGF!!"

"Dr. Roth is the best! We have worked with her for the last year and we could not be happier with her. Along the way she constantly took the time to listen to all of our questions and concerns and explained the answers so well. Dr. Roth knows what she is doing and we would highly recommend her!"

"Dr. Roth was wonderful to work with! She was friendly and helpful and ultimately we have a baby!!! I appreciated that she was always able to answer questions and be available when things were a bit complicated. We hope to have her help grow our family again in the future!"

"After trying for almost two years, we worked with Dr. Roth and Shady Grove Fertility for only about 6 months and we are now almost 9 weeks pregnant through IVF! Infertility was one of the hardest things my husband and I have had to go through and we were so grateful to have Dr. Roth and the other doctors, nurses and staff there to help us along the way. All the tests and procedures were explained very clearly every step of the way and everyone was very kind, supportive and positive."

"Infertility was such a tough experience for us. Upon meeting with Dr. Roth, we could tell she was well educated and invested in our specific journey. Even through some bad breaks, she was kind, patient, and let me be in the moment I needed. She was reassuring when it got tough and shared in our joy when we had success! Infertility is such an intimate topic; we really felt cared for under Dr. Roth's wing."

"Dr. Roth was always very informative, supportive, and honest. My husband and I are thrilled to be welcoming our first baby after one round of IVF. Dr. Roth's extensively knowledge and recommendations helped us through our infertility journey."

  • Roth L, Sheeder J, Teal S. Predictors of intimate partner violence among women requesting medical abortion. Contraception 2011;84:76-80.
  • Harris ID, Python J, Roth L, Alvero R, Murray S, Schlaff WD. Physicians’ perspectives and practices regarding the fertility management of obese patients. Fertil Steril 2011;96:991-2.
  • Roth LW, Huang H, Legro RS, Diamond MP, Coutifaris C, Carson SA, Steinkampf MP, Carr BR, McGovern PG, Cataldo NA, Gosman GG, Nestler JE, Myers ER, Zhang H, Schlaff WD for the Reproductive Medicine Network. Altering hirsutism through ovulation induction in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2012:1151-1156.
  • Roth LW, Allshouse AA, Lesh J, Polotsky AJ, Santoro N. The correlation between self-reported and measured height, weight, and BMI in reproductive age women. Maturitas 2013;76:185-88.
  • Roth LW, McCallie B, Alvero R, Schoolcraft WB, Mijarez D, Katz-Jaffe MG. Altered microRNA and gene expression in the follicular fluid of women with polycystic ovary syndrome. J Assist Reprod Genet 2014;31;355-62.
  • Roth LW, Allshouse AA, Bradshaw-Pierce EL, Lesh J, Chosich J, Kohrt W, Bradford AP, Polotsky AJ, Santoro N. Luteal phase dynamics of follicle stimulating and luteinizing hormones in obese and normal weight women. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf.) 2014;81:418-25.
  • Roth LW, Bradshaw-Pierce EL, Allshouse AA, Lesh J, Chosich J, Bradford AP, Polotsky AJ, Santoro N. Evidence of GnRH antagonist escape in obese women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2014;99:E871-5.
Resources and Events
WHEN: 1/29/2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mechanicsburg
Prospective and Current Patients
During this informative presentation, Dr. Esposito will review who should see a fertility specialist, what to expect during the initial appointment, how fertility is diagnosed, treatment options, and the financial options.
WHEN: 2/7/2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Rockville, MD
Current Patients
The donor recipient support group provides support for individuals and couples who are in various stages of treatment such as those contemplating the choice, embarking on and undergoing treatment to conceive as well as for patients who become parents through such means.
WHEN: 2/9/2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Rockville, MD
Current Patients
Infertility can be a lonely experience and research has shown that support groups can be a highly effective way to cope with the stress and distress of treatment. This group focuses on all types of infertility issues and will help individuals and couples.

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