Lauren Roth, M.D.

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Patient Testimonial
You won’t find a more caring doctor than Dr. Roth. You could hear the disappointment in her voice when treatment didn’t work, and the level of her excitement for us when it finally did.

Hands down, one of the best medical teams I have ever come into contact with. 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.

Dr. Roth created an experience that was welcoming and non-intimidating. She explained different options and gave me hope. Her expertise is top notch.

My husband and I struggled with infertility for about three years. If there’s ever any doubt in your fertility struggle, contact Dr. Roth. You’ll 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! I will be returning to her in hopes of baby number 2!

Stepping into the realm of fertility treatment can be hugely overwhelming and scary, so it helps immensely to have a doctor like Dr. Roth who handles it so well.

Dr. Roth 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 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.

Infertility is such an intimate topic; we really felt cared for under Dr. Roth’s wing. Her 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.


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 years 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.

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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.


  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Colorado, Denver
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of Colorado, Denver
  • Daily Record Leading Women Award 2017
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine Corporate Member Council In-training Travel Award, 2013.
  • 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
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • 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.


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.

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 diff icult journey to achieve their goal of a family.

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.

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

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

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.

Retiring to the mountains of Colorado.

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.