Dr. Lipi Roy

Dr. Lipi Roy is a charismatic physician, sought-after international keynote speaker, Forbes Contributor, frequent on-air medical commentator; including 350+ appearances as an MSNBC & NBC News Medical Contributor and host of the YouTube series, "Health, Humor and Harmony."

She served on the frontlines of the pandemic as the Medical Director of COVID Isolation and Quarantine Sites at Housing Works in New York City. She also treated patients with opioid use disorder at a harm reduction clinic in the Bronx while working at multiple COVID vaccination sites. 

Her work spans academia, clinical medicine, homeless health, social and criminal justice, public speaking and media.

A nationally recognized addiction medicine expert, Dr. Roy speaks at the intersection of drug policy, mental illness, pain, trauma and burnout. In addition to serving the underserved at homeless shelters and New York City’s Rikers Island jail complex (where she served as Rikers’ first Chief of Addiction Medicine), Dr. Roy has interviewed multiple celebrities about addiction and mental health including Mary J. Blige, Angela Bassett, Veep’s Tony Hale, NBA legend Alonzo Mourning and tennis icon Martina Navratilova.

Previously, Dr. Roy served as a primary care doctor to Boston's homeless population among whom the leading cause of death was drug overdose. She also served as an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and as faculty at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Roy completed her medical and master’s in public health degrees at Tulane University, followed by residency training in internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center.You can follow Dr. Roy on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.

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