Meet Dr. Roth
Malcolm Z. Roth, MD, FACS has been delivering compassionate, state of the art care to his plastic surgery patients since finishing his training in 1988. Every patient is treated as an important individual with careful consideration of the specifics unique to each patient. The staff taking care of his patients functions as a team, and everyone is given the necessary time. Dr. Roth’s focus is on collaborating with each patient, listening carefully, and discussing their goals in order to achieve individualized treatment and provide the best results.
Education, Training and Awards
Dr. Roth completed his undergraduate studies with honors at the prestigious Ivy League University of Pennsylvania receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. He attended medical school at New York Medical College, where he received the Cor et Manus award. He then pursued training in General Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center. He trained in Plastic Surgery at The New York Presbyterian Hospital, frequently named in the U. S. News and World Report’s “Best Hospital in the United States”, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, one of the world’s leading hospitals in cancer care. After serving as Chief Resident, he pursued fellowship training in Surgery of the Hand and Microsurgery at The Hospital for Special Surgery, often named the in the U. S. News and World Report’s “Best orthopedic hospital in the United States”.
After completion of his training, Dr. Roth became Director of Hand and Plastic Surgery at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, where he practiced from 1988-2005. He then became Director of Plastic Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center from 2005-2011. He also maintained an office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for over 20 years. In 2011 he moved to Albany, New York where he served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at Albany Medical Center until 2017.Dr. Roth continues to practice at Albany medical center and Since 2020 has worked at the Saratoga Breast center and at Saratoga Hospital, providing care for women with breast cancer and performing all aspects of plastic surgery of the breast including breast reduction, breast lifts and breast implants. He became Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2018.
Although he has lifetime certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, he voluntarily participates in the Maintenance of Certification program, demonstrating his commitment to lifelong learning, patient safety, and best outcomes.
Dr. Roth’s commitment to excellence, leadership skills, and vision has been recognized locally, regionally, and nationally. He has served as President of the New York County Medical Society and the New York State Society for Surgery of the Hand. He was the Chair of the Plastic Surgery Section of the New York Academy of Medicine. He was the inaugural President of the New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons and from 2011-2012 was President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the largest plastic surgery organization in the the world. He has been Chair of the Government Affairs Committee and was the first Vice President of Health Policy and Advocacy of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has visited over a hundred legislative offices in Albany, NY and Washington, D.C. over the past twenty years lobbying elected officials in order to promote legislation on behalf of patients. He also was Chair of the American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s Task Force for Health Information Technology. In addition, he has served on many committees of national organizations.
Dr. Roth has been recognized numerous times in Castle Connolly’s “America’s Top Doctors”, New York Magazine’s “Best Doctor’s in New York”, the Guide to Top Doctors, Hudson Valley Top Doctors, America’s Cosmetic Doctors and has been honored with the distinction of Top Plastic Surgeon in Albany, New York. He has also repeatedly been the recipient of the Patients’ Choice Award and has received Vitals’ “Compassionate Doctor Award” and Vitals’ “Top 10 Doctor Award”.
Dr. Roth has written book chapters and published articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and has lectured at hospital, local, state, regional, national and international plastic surgery meetings. He has been an invited Visiting Professor at a number of prestigious hospitals, including New York Presbyterian Hospital, Yale New Haven Hospital, and Rutgers Medical Center. He has appeared on the radio and on multiple television shows including: The Today Show, Fox News, The Factor with Bill O’Reilly, and Katie with Katie Couric and has been quoted in countless magazines, newspapers, and web sites including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Daily News, New York Post, Sun Sentinel, Los Angeles Times, Congressional Quarterly, Fox News, AOL News, Fab Over Fifty, SmartMoney.com, and ABCNews.com.