Collected Tales from our Life's Journey's




Michael Roth


Where have you been? and what have you been doing? - - - family, school, career, pastimes, good times, etc.

LIFE AFTER EHS:  Following graduation from The Ohio State University, I then graduated from Ohio State's Medical School in 1973. I interned at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and then did an ophthalmology residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After this tour of the Big Ten, I was a glaucoma Fellow at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston. Subsequently, I practiced ophthalmology in Akron, Ohio for fifteen years. In 1995 the opportunity of a lifetime arose, and I joined the University of Michigan Department of Ophthalmology Faculty. If you ever wondered who was the first person who trained physicians to operate independently, that was yours truly. In  addition to seeing patients, I also served as the Residency Program Director, responsible for resident medical and surgical education. In 2006 I retired and continue to live in Ann Arbor.
Rennie Gertz and I married in 1971 and have shared an amazing 50 years. Our daughter, Anne, lives in Milwaukee and has two sons, 10 and 12 years old. Our son, David, lives in New York, and is a "Professional Advertiser". He has written several Super Bowl commercials and many others you have probably seen. He is also doing stand up comedy since his parents have supplied an abundance of material.  

favorite high school memory

The Debate Team during senior year

unique achievement

Received the Outstanding Teaching Award in Ophthalmology twice.

unforgettable trip

Visited the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu

little-known fact

Can sometimes be found at the Craps Table at Bellagio in Las Vegas

You’ve come a long way in 55 years. Where are you going in the next five years?

Hope to stay healthy, keep biking, and eat ice cream.