David P. Roye, Jr, MD, specializes in treating musculoskeletal, spinal deformities, and performing hip surgery in adolescents. Continuously listed in America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly rankings, Dr. Roye has dedicated his life to improving the lives of children both here and abroad. In 2009, Dr. Roye was the recipient of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Humanitarian Award, which honors Fellows of the Academy who have "distinguished themselves by providing outstanding musculoskeletal care, both in the United States and abroad…. (and) who help to improve the human condition by alleviating suffering and supporting and contributing to the basic human dignity of those in need." In addition, The Children's Dream Foundation recognized him for his contributions to improving children's healthcare. Dr. Roye has a special interest in international health and travels annually to teach and to treat patients in Africa, Eastern Europe, and China. Dr. Roye has taught hundreds of surgeons advanced techniques for treating children with complex musculoskeletal disorders. He has helped lead the Division to become nationally and internationally recognized for research advancing pediatric orthopedic care. The Division produces peer-reviewed publications each year and presents innovative clinical, technical, quality-of-life research, as well as research affecting global public policy. Dr. Roye's dedication to teaching and research has led to fellowships in many national and international societies, as well as a multitude of honors and awards including the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, which presented him with an Order of Merit award. Dr. Roye has authored hundreds of articles, written text books, served on editorial committees for prestigious medical journals and has lectured throughout the world. His passion for providing medical services in developing countries, has led him to teach and operate in Kenya, Romania and China. He serves as medical director of the Children of China Pediatrics Foundation, a non-profit organization which provides medical teams to perform surgeries to correct disfiguring birth defects and disabilities of children in China's orphanages. He also founded International Healthcare Leadership a non-profit organization which designs and implements educational programs in health care management and policy in emerging nations. Dr. Roye is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for "A Foundation Building Strength". This foundation is dedicated to funding research for Nemaline Myopathy, which is a congenital neuromuscular disorder affecting motor skills and causing weakness in muscles throughout the body. The Scientific Advisory Board focuses on reviewing grant proposals and provides recommendations to organizations interested in performing research in this specialty." Dr. Roye is the Chief of the Pediatric Orthopedic service at Children's Hospital of New York and the St. Giles Professor of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University. He has been a member of the faculty at Columbia since 1980 when he finished his fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He has committed himself to caring for children with orthopedic problems, teaching future orthopedic surgeons and conducting research on children's musculoskeletal problems. In January 2013, Dr. Roye had the official public opening of the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center, which focuses on transitional care into adulthood for patients with Cerebral Palsy and musculoskeletal disorders. The Center is focused on providing well-rounded, comprehensive care and has more than 22 dedicated physicians from various specialties. Under Dr. Roye's guidance over research initiatives, cutting edge, quality of life measures have been produced and a holistic approach is taken to each patient within the Center.
I specialize in treating spinal deformities, including scoliosis, and performing hip surgery in adolescents. As Chief of Pediatric Orthopedics and Executive Director of the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center at Columbia, I'm dedicated to improving the lives of children with complex musculoskeletal disorders.
Dr. Roye Jr's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Roye Jr's Board Certifications
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Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Adult Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy Dystonia
Cerebral Palsy, Spastic, Diplegic
Degenerative Disc Disease
Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
Hip Dysplasia, Beukes Type
Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Limp in Children
Pediatric Foot Disease
Pediatric Spine Deformities
Spastic Tetraplegic - Cerebral Palsy
Systemic Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Cerebral Palsy Surgery
Complex Pediatric Spine Surgery
Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
Complex Spine Surgery
Image-Guided Spine Surgery
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Pediatric Hip Surgery
Pediatric Spine Surgery
Pediatric Surgical Procedures
Spinal Internal Fixation
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for New York.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
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Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
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Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University of Oklahoma
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1971
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
Medical School | Graduated 1975
Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
The Hospital Of Sick Children University Of Toronto, Ontario
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Roye Jr has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
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We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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