Dr. Lipi Roy

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She is educated on the serious topic of addiction, yet presents with an easy, warm and passionate style -- so all audiences learn!

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Dr. Lipi Roy is nationally recognized as an influencer in the field of addiction. Her charismatic personality, academic credentials and unique clinical experiences – from homeless shelters and jails to post-Katrina New Orleans – have generated numerous speaking invitations. An internal medicine physician board certified in addiction medicine and clinical assistant professor at the NYU School of Medicine, Dr. Roy previously served as the first Chief of Addiction Medicine at NYC jails including Rikers Island where she coordinated substance use treatment and recovery efforts at the nation’s second-largest jail. 

Previously, she was a primary care doctor to Boston's vulnerable homeless population in whom the leading cause of death was drug overdose. She was also an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Roy completed her medical degree and Master’s in Public Health degree at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, followed by residency training at Duke University Medical Center. 

Dr. Roy has been invited to speak to diverse audiences from the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit to the Human Trafficking Intervention Court where she provided addiction training to New York State judges. 

A strong advocate for public service both locally and globally, Dr. Roy has cared for incarcerated and homeless individuals, 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's mission is also to educate and empower the public to make healthy lifestyle decisions through nutrition and mindfulness. She often shares her expertise in clinical nutrition, recipes, and strategies to assist various health conditions, but it is her passion and knowledge on homeless health and addiction treatment, recovery and prevention that has propelled Dr. Lipi Roy to be a leading national speaker and trainer. Dr. Roy has contributed to Boston Herald Radio, and has been featured in the Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal and 

When Dr. Roy isn’t seeing patients, teaching or speaking, she can be found cooking and baking, watching movies and standup comedy, cardio-kickboxing and traveling.

My patients have always been my #1 teachers, so it’s a privilege and responsibility to pay it forward.
— Dr. Lipi Roy