Dr. David Roye has been a pillar of the NYOH/Columbia Orthopedics family for more than forty-five years. After attending P&S for medical school, he remained at Columbia for residency training with the New York Orthopaedic Hospital, now the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Following a fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Dr. Roye returned to Orthopedics as a faculty member, establishing the division of pediatric orthopedics in 1980, and later founding the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center in 2013. Over the course of his career, Dr. Roye has been a pioneering figure in pediatric orthopedics specializing in spine and CP care. He has authored hundreds of papers, written numerous textbooks, served on prestigious editorial boards, lectured around the world, and – perhaps most importantly – provided education, mentorship and guidance to countless medical students, residents, and fellows over the years.
Out of the numerous awards Dr. Roye received, the most notable include the AAOS Humanitarian Award, the Mentorship Award from the American Academy of for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award and the Columbia University Alumni Medal for Distinguished Service. Dr. Roye has dedicated his entire life and career to caring for young patients with orthopedic and neuromuscular disorders both here and abroad. Beyond the thousands of patients and families whose lives he has impacted in his own practice and the division that he led, his tireless humanitarian work in China and around the globe will continue to have a lasting impact for generations.
While he is no longer seeing patients in the United States, Dr. Roye remains with the department in an emeritus role, continuing to actively participate in the clinical research program and to support development work for pediatric orthopedics and the Weinberg CP Center. Dr. Roye has moved his clinical life to Guangzhou, China where he is living and working to improve care for children and adults with cerebral palsy in his capacity as the CMO of JuniperMD https://junipermd.com/indexEnglish. He founded International Healthcare Leadership http://www.ihleaders.org/ in 2006 as a cooperative effort with the Mailman School to further interests in healthcare management and clinical training in China; those efforts have strengthened since his move to China.
Last updated July 14, 2021