Dr. David Roye Retires from Active Practice

Celebrating 45+ Years of Service

January 31, 2020
Photo of Dr. David Roye in the office with a patient
Dr. David P. Roye, Jr. with a patient

Dr. David Roye has been a pillar of our 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 of the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center in 2013. Over the course of his career, Dr. Roye has been a pioneering figure in specialized pediatric orthopedics, 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.


The full list of awards and accolades Dr. Roye has received are too many to list here, but highlights include the Order of Merit from OREF, the AAOS Humanitarian Award, and the Mentorship Award from the American Academy of for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. 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, his tireless humanitarian work in China and around the globe will continue to have a lasting impact for generations.

While he will no longer be seeing patients in the United States, Dr. Roye will remain with the department in an emeritus role, continuing to support development work for pediatric orthopedics and the Weinberg CP Center. In addition to other international projects, the majority of his time will be spent in Beijing with International Healthcare Leadership, a not-for-profit he has run in collaboration with Columbia and NYP since 2006.

Please join us in thanking Dr. Roye for his decades of service to Columbia Orthopedics, CUIMC, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, and in wishing him luck on this new chapter in his career.