John Roth, MD

Pediatrician in Louisville, KY

John Roth, MD

I joined Drs. Kaplan and Barron in 1973. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in history, and completed my medical studies with honors at Ohio State University, where I was also a member of Alpha Omega Alpha honorary society. I served my internship and residency at the Nationwide Childrens Hospital in Columbus Ohio. I am a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a certified diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Louisville. I have been president of the medical staff of Kosair Children’s Hospital and a  member of the board of the hospital.I served as chairman of the board of The Physicians Inc, an independent practice association of over 2000 physicians in the Louisville area, and as a member of the board of Preferred Health Plans and the board of Greater Louisville Health Enterprise Network. I participate as an active member of the Jefferson County Medical Society and as treasurer of ther Greater Louisville Medical Society Foundation. I also belong  to the Kentucky Medical Association and the AMA, as well as the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology.

In addition, I have been a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics since 1979, and  a member of the National Association of Medical Communicators.I hosted the television show, “The Doctor Is In” on cable TV for several years and was a frequent guest on the “Milton Metz” radio show. The media frequently consult with me on medical issues regarding children.

My wife Bonnie ,a native Louisvillian, and I have two sons, David, a child psychiatrist, and Mark a media and internet consultant and entrepeneur. As hobbies and recreation, I enjoy travel,scuba diving, swimming, gardening and collecting studio glass art.  I am an enthusiastic fan of Cardinal and Wildcat sports.

My greatest reward in practice is “seeing the children of children who have grown up in our practice.” Indeed many of our patients are second and third generation.


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