Respiratory Care Board President Honored with Fellowship


Respiratory Care Board President Alan Roth has been elected to a Fellowship in the American College of Chest Physicians.

According to its website, the American College of Chest Physicians is the global leader in advancing best patient outcomes through innovative chest medicine education, clinical research and team-based care. The group’s mission is to champion the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chest diseases through education, communication and research.

President Roth has worked in the field of respiratory care and rehabilitation for more than 30 years. He has directed programs in community hospitals and academic medical facilities. President Roth earned a Master of Science in Management and a Master of Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received his training at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, has multiple credentials and is a Fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care.

With his doctoral studies complete, President Roth is currently writing his dissertation on Ethics and Decision-Making in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies. He has published more than 30 articles in the field of respiratory care and contributed to a book on complex humanitarian emergencies.

Beyond his academic and professional achievements, President Roth is also a philanthropist who represents respiratory care as a member of an international pediatric congenital heart team that sets up training programs to establish heart institutes around the world.

He was a member of a Federal Tier 1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team that was deployed to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. He has also volunteered in Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, China, Cambodia, Russia and the Philippines.

Domestically, President Roth has participated in local community programs for asthma education and outreach, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) awareness and community transformational grants for smoking cessation and has served on the Respiratory Care Community College Program advisory board.

Stephanie Nunez, executive officer of the Respiratory Care Board, said President Roth is an inspiration to his fellow board members and board staff.

“By his example, President Roth has demonstrated leadership in raising the education and professionalism of the respiratory care profession. His goal has always been to provide the absolute best care for patients.  He is a true advocate for the health and welfare of consumers,” Ms. Nunez said.


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