Dr. Lipi Roy is an internal medicine doctor with expertise in Addiction, Nutrition and Mindfulness. As a physician and public health advocate, her experiences have been shaped by caring for patients in a range of diverse settings: from high-volume hospitals (Duke Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital) to homeless shelters and jails (NYC Rikers Island). She is a sought-after, charismatic speaker who has trained nurses, doctors, judges, policymakers and the general public about health issues impacting ALL of us.
Dr. Roy has been featured as a speaker in various television and print media outlets including Charlie Rose, CNN, The Dr. Oz Show, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal,Boston Globe, Cooking Light and Oprah.com.
Dr. Roy’sMISSION is to educate and empower the public to make healthy decisions through 3 areas:
1. Addiction 2. Nutrition 3. Mindfulness
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But Dr. Roy’s *greatest* teachers have been her patients. Over the course of thousands of clinical visits, she has had the privilege of listening to their stories of hardship and heroism, of tragedy and triumph, of RESILIENCE. These richly diverse and transformative experiences in addiction, homeless health, correctional medicine and global health (Nicaragua, India, Haiti) have inspired her to share her knowledge with all of YOU!
Born in Toronto to Indian immigrants, Dr. Roy’s parents instilled in her key values that have shaped her into the person she is today: integrity, hard work, compassion and respect for people from all walks of life.
Dr. Roy is an internal medicine physician board certified in addiction medicine and a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Population Health, NYU Langone Health. In her role as Chief of Addiction Medicine at New York City jails including Rikers Island, Dr. Roy coordinated substance use treatment and recovery efforts in the United State’s 2nd-largest jail system. Previously, she was a primary care doctor to Boston’s vulnerable homeless population in whom the leading cause of death was drug overdose. She also served as an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She completed her medical and master’s in public health degrees at Tulane University School of Medicine, followed by residency training in Internal Medicine at Duke University Medical Center.
Dr. Roy has always been a strong advocate for public service. In addition to caring for incarcerated and homeless men and women, she served the underserved in Nicaragua and India, as well as New Orleans residents affected by Hurricane Katrina. She also provided medical relief to earthquake victims in Haiti, and volunteered in the medical tent at the Boston Marathon.