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Dr. Lipi Roy is an internal medicine physician, speaker, writer and media personality. As an MSNBC and NBC News Medical Contributor, Dr. Roy educates and empowers the public to make healthy decisions. Board certified in addiction medicine, she serves as clinical assistant professor at NYU Langone Health. As the former Chief of Addiction Medicine for New York City jails including Rikers Island, Dr. Roy coordinated substance use treatment and recovery efforts at the nation’s 2nd-largest jail complex. Previously, she was a primary care doctor to Boston’s vulnerable homeless population among whom the leading cause of death was drug overdose. She was also an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and faculty at Harvard Medical School where she taught Clinical Nutrition and The Healer’s Art for five years. Dr. Roy completed her medical and master’s in public health degrees at Tulane University in New Orleans, followed by residency training in internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Roy is a strong advocate for public service. In addition to caring for incarcerated and homeless men and women, she has served the underserved in Nicaragua and India, as well as New Orleans residents affected by Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Roy has also provided medical relief to earthquake victims in Haiti, and volunteered in the medical tent at the Boston Marathon.

Dr. Roy is a sought-after, charismatic public speaker whose mission is to 
educate and empower the public to make healthy decisions through nutrition, mindfulness and addiction awareness. A Forbes contributor and ‘media doctor,’ her television appearances include MSNBC, NBC News, Dr. Oz, The Tamron Hall Show, CNN, Charlie Rose and CBS New York. Her articles have also been published in STAT and The Huffington Post; and she has been featured in The New York Times, Boston GlobeWall Street Journal, Cooking Light and Dr. Roy shares her expertise on addiction, mindfulness and nutrition on her website (, her YouTube Channel and her newsletter (From Pain to Purpose) as well as her social media platforms. Follow Dr. Roy on Twitter Facebook and Instagram


REEL (Sizzle) 1: MSNBC and NBC News

REEL 2: Dr. Oz, CNN, Charlie Rose



























  • Bachelor of Science (Molecular Biology & Biotech), McMaster Univ, Hamilton, ON
  • Master of Science (Physiology – Neuroscience), Univ of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • Doctor of Medicine (Dual MD/MPH degree program), Tulane Univ, New Orleans, LA
  • Master of Public Health (International Health), Tulane Univ, New Orleans, LA                 


  • Internal Medicine – Internship, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Internal Medicine – Residency, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Board Certification in Addiction Medicine


  • Director of Addiction Medicine & Community Engagement, Urban Recovery, Brooklyn, NY
  • Medical Director, NY State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), Kingsboro Addiction Treatment Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Chief of Addiction Medicine, Correctional Health Services (Rikers Island), NYC Health + Hospitals, New York, NY
  • Staff Physician, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, Boston, MA
  • Urgent Care Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital, Medical Walk-In Unit, Boston, MA


  • Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School (2011-16)
  • Instructor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine (2011-16)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU School of Medicine (2017 – Present)


Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Informed Care, Homeless Health, Correctional Health, Mindfulness Training, Management of Aggressive Behavior, Leadership and Management Training, Clinical Nutrition, Culinary Medicine, Obesity Training, Stress Reduction, CPR, First Aid, Mental Health First Aid