David B. Roth, MD, PhD
David B. Roth, MD, PhD, has been appointed Director of the new Penn Center for Precision Medicine. In his new role, he will lead efforts to accelerate the implementation of precision medicine into clinical care. Dr. Roth is an expert in DNA repair and mechanisms of programmed gene rearrangements during immune cell maturation.
Dr. Roth, who will remain Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, will work with senior leaders at Penn Medicine to develop a strategic plan to better integrate academic research with clinical operation. “By leveraging our many strengths in biomedical research and developing synergies with our clinical programs, a primary goal of the new center is to create and implement precision medicine-based clinical care pathways embedded in systems of care,” Dr. Roth said. ■