About Our Managing Partner

William J. Roth, MD, PhD was elected as Managing Partner of Watson Clinic on January 1, 2023. A board-certified dermatologist who has served the healthcare needs of Watson Clinic patients since 1994, Dr. Roth has long been an essential, beloved and valued member of the Watson Clinic team and our community as a whole.

In his role as Managing Partner, Dr. Roth supervises the management and execution of business strategy, assists in the creation and implementation of initiatives that ensure exceptional patient care, and serves as a public spokesman to promote Watson Clinic’s values and mission within the community and beyond.

Dr. Roth received his medical degree and PhD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in Stony Brook, NY, where he also completed his residency and served as Chief Resident of Dermatology. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Cornell Medical Center, New York Hospital, in New York, NY.

Dr. Roth is board-certified in dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a member of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society. He has authored numerous research publications in the field of molecular pathology.  

In addition to his duties as Managing Partner, Dr. Roth continues to provide expert dermatology care from his two Lakeland-based offices at Watson Clinic Bella Vista Building at 1755 N. Florida Ave. and Watson Clinic Highlands at 2300 E. County Road 540A.