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LaurenRoth, M.D.

Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Aspen Ridge Professional Center
165 Thomas Johnson Dr., Suite F
Frederick, MD 21702
9601 Blackwell Road
4th and 5th Floors
Rockville, MD 20850
804 Pershing Dr., #005
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 Fertility. 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."

"My husband and I struggled with infertility for about three years. We finally contacted Shady Grove Fertility 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 Fertility. 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!"

"I had come to Dr. Roth after being at 2 previous fertility centers and she was by far the best! She was very caring and supportive and helped explain everything through the entire process. I had several complications and plenty of anxiety and she was there for my husband and I. She personally called you with major milestone results and has followed up as well. I will be returning to her in hopes of baby number 2!"

"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 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 Fertility is also commendable."

"I am so glad we decided to pursue IVF treatments through Shady Grove Fertility. 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."

  • 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.

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