Dr. Lisa Roth is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is also an Assistant Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Roth has been named the Charles, Lillian, and Betty Neuwirth Clinical Scholar in Pediatric Oncology.
Dr. Roth completed her undergraduate work at Duke University. She received her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Roth then joined NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell to conduct her internship and residency training in Pediatrics. She completed her fellowship training in pediatric hematology/oncology at the joint programs of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell where she served as chief fellow.
Dr. Roth specializes in caring for children with hematologic malignancies including leukemia and lymphoma. Dr. Roth’s research focuses improving outcomes for children with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Dr. Roth is using novel sequencing technologies to evaluate the genetic landscape of Burkitt lymphoma, the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in children. The data obtained from this work is being used to identify novel targeted therapies. Targeted agents may be less toxic than conventional chemotherapy and may be able to rescue those patients with chemotherapy-resistant disease. Dr. Roth has been recognized for her work with awards from the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer, the Sass Foundation for Medical Research, and the Lymphoma Research Foundation.