Dr. David Roye Jr, MD

Dr. David Roye Jr, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
71 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. David Roye Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 38 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and pediatric orthopedic surgery.Read his story

Columbia University Medical Center Department of Orthopedic Surgery

3959 Broadway Rm 800

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicare
  • POMCO Group

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more than 75% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 62% of peers
more than 46% of peers

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Dr. Roye Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Roye Jr "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."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Roye Jr "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."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

32  Conditions Treated

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Cerebral Palsy
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebral Palsy Dystonia
  • Cerebral Palsy, Spastic, Diplegic
  • Clubfoot
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Hernia
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Dysplasia, Beukes Type
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Kyphosis
  • Limb Length
  • Limp in Children
  • Lordosis
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pediatric Foot Disease
  • Pediatric Spine Deformities
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spastic Tetraplegic - Cerebral Palsy
  • Spine Disorders
  • Systemic Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
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18  Procedures

  • Cerebral Palsy Surgery
  • Complex Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Hip Surgery
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgical Procedures
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spine Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • 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.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Roye Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Roye Jr to family and friends
8 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

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Dr. Roye Jr's Performance

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  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Doctor David p. Roye Jr. Is an excellent and a caring loving surgeon! Who has many years of experience with ehlers danios syndrome and scoliosis surgerys and bilateral knee surgerys for older and younger kids I want to say a big thanks to Doctor Royes or team and anesthesiologist team they...more
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