Roth Recognized for Excellence in Surgery

Posted on November 30, 2018

Ray L. Morrison, DO, FACOS, 2017-2018 president of the board, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, (left) recently presented the Distinguished Osteopathic Surgeon Award to Dr. Gary Roth, chief medical officer, MHA. Gary L. Roth, DO, MBA, FACOS, FCCM, FACS, chief medical officer of the MHA, was the recent recipient of the 2018 Charles L. Ballinger Distinguished Osteopathic Surgeon Award from the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS). The award was presented at the 2018 Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Surgeons in Atlanta.

The Charles L. Ballinger Distinguished Osteopathic Surgeon Award recognizes commitment to surgery, the profession and patients as either a surgeon, educator and/or researcher. Recipients are selected by the ACOS Board of Governors.

Individuals presented with the award must be an ACOS member and board certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties or American Osteopathic Association. Roth is board certified in cardiothoracic surgery, peripheral vascular surgery and surgical critical care. He also served on the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery for 14 years. 

Roth currently serves as the chief medical officer for the MHA and is a clinical associate professor in surgery at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the College of Human Medicine, East Lansing. He is a fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, American College of Critical Care Medicine, and American College of Surgeons. He has also completed the American Hospital Association and the National Patient Safety Foundation Comprehensive Patient Safety Leadership Fellowship.

Over the past 30 years, Roth has given hundreds of presentations on multiple topics, including quality improvement, high reliability and patient safety. His work has been featured in national publications, such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Critical Care, the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association and Circulation, a journal from the American Heart Association highlighting cardiovascular medicine.

For more information, contact the MHA Keystone Center.


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