Ronald N. Roth, MD, FACEP

Professor of Emergency Medicine; Chief of EMS Division, Department of Emergency Medicine; Medical Director, City of Pittsburgh EMS and First Responders



1985 Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency

1982 MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

1978 BS, Penn State University


Dr. Roth started his career in EMS as an EMT with the University Ambulance Service at Penn State. He continues to pursue his interest in prehospital care serving as the Medical Director of the City of Pittsburgh, Department of Public Safety and the Allegheny County Emergency Operations Center. He also serves as the Medical Director for the Dick's Sporting Goods/Pittsburgh Marathon.   He serves as an Emergency Medicine consultant for the Pittsburgh Steelers Football Club and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

As director of the newly accredited EMS Fellowship at UPMC, Dr. Roth helps guide physicians through their training to become EMS physicians. He has collaborated with prehospital care providers and emergency medicine researchers on numerous studies looking at the prehospital aspects of acute cardiac interventions, quality improvement, and medical care at marathons.

Dr. Roth is board certified in Emergency Medicine and the subspecialty of Emergency Medical Services.



2015  Dick's Sporting Goods-Pittsburgh Marathon; Meritorious Service Award

2015  University of Pittsburgh Honors Convocation; Faculty Honoree

2014  PaACEP Meritorious Services Award

2013  UPMC ACES Award

2009 Faculty Advisor of the Year

National Collegiate EMS Foundation;

   2005  Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council; Pennsylvania EMS Physician of the Year

   1995  Emergency Medical Services Institute; EMS Region Award - Physician Recognition Award

1986  Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine University of Pittsburgh; The Larry Weiss Faculty Teaching Award

1985  Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine University of Pittsburgh; The Ronald Stewart Award