Dr. William I. Roth practices Dermatology in Boynton Beach, Florida. His practice focuses on skin cancer and dermatological surgery, as well as cosmetic dermatology. He is a Fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery and provides this service. He is the leading dermatologist in superficial radiation therapy (SRT) for the treatment of skin cancers.
Dr. Roth has a specific interest in radiation therapy for skin cancer and has spoken at national meetings including the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in 2014 and 2015 and the Certification Course for SRT at the South Beach Symposium in 2014 and 2015. He began providing SRT when he joined Dr. Victor H. Witten in 1979. Dr. Witten had written extensively on SRT and had been a partner of Dr. Marion B. Sulzberger, Chairman NYU, New York Skin and Cancer. Dr. Roth provides SRT in Boynton Beach using the availability of new, safer and improved SRT delivery systems from Sensus Healthcare. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Sensus Healthcare.
Schooling, backing, awards:
Dr. William Roth completed his training in Dermatology at the University of Miami School of Medicine Department on Dermatology in 1979. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and Board Certified by The American Board of Dermatology.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Cutaneous Oncology Society. On April 15th, 2015, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.
During his 15 years in Miami, he served as a Voluntary Faculty Member in the Dermatology Department of the University of Miami, School of Medicine, teaching Dermatologic Surgery and now holds the position of Clinical Professor. He held many positions within the community while in Miami including: President of the Dade County Medical Association in 1992, President of the Florida Society of Dermatology in 1992 and Member, The Board of Trustees of the Public Health Trust of Metropolitan Dade County in 1992-1993.
Some of the interesting positions that he also held were: National Key Contact Physician to Congressman Claude Pepper for the American Medical Association and the Florida Medical Association in 1988-1989. He also served as Vice Chairman, District XI, District Advisory Council of HRS in 1989. He received the Physician Political Leadership, Medical Business Healthcare Award in 1993.
He enjoys shallow water fishing and photography in the Everglades. He appeared on ESPN’s Orvis Sporting Life in August 1999 where he discussed sunscreens and skin cancer while fly-fishing for tarpon and bonefish. He also has a strong interest in horticulture and raises rare palms.
What is Mohs Micrographic Surgery?
Mohs is the most effective surgical technique for the treatment of skin cancers. Dr. Frederic Mohs developed this therapy in the 1930’s and it has been improved over the years and has become a widespread treatment due to high cure rates and tissue sparing features. After a local injection to anesthetize the area, tissue is removed. This specimen is the marked with a detailed diagram and a frozen section specimen of abnormal tissue is examined microscopically. If the area has remaining abnormal tissue, additional skin is removed until the margins of the area are clear. Once clear the area can be repaired.
What is Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT) ?
SRT is a low energy radiotherapy that penetrates only a short distance into the skin. It is very effective in treating basal and squamous cell skin cancers. Treatments are spread over many short sessions to limit damage to surrounding skin and concentrate the treatment in the skin cancer. From a lifestyle standpoint, when one is receiving this therapy, there is no need to limit activities as with surgery. On may swim or play golf on the same day as treatment.
Radiation therapy for treating skin cancers was developed by dermatologists over 100 years ago and the first text book on this subject was published by a dermatologist in 1921. There is extensive experience in using this therapy. With the introduction of new advanced equipment, SRT has become safer and more precise. Dr. Roth uses the best unit available, the Sensus Healthcare SRT-100.