On June 21, Dr. Roig will become the next Chief of Staff at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, the New Orleans VA Hospital. Dr. Roig is a graduate of the Tulane University School of Engineering and the LSU School of Medicine. He completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Louisiana State University (LSU), where he served as chief resident. He served as president of the Resident Physician Council of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) and as the chair of the Organization of Resident Representatives of the Association of American Medical Colleges. He is American Board of Medical Specialties board-certified in PM&R, pain medicine, and spinal cord injury medicine.
Dr. Roig returned academic practice at VA after 15 years of private practice. He is now the Associate Chief of Staff for education, assistant chief of the PM&R service, and chief of the pain medicine section. He is on the faculty at Tulane Program in Medical Ethics and Human Values, and at LSU and Emory. He is program director for the pain medicine fellowship at LSU in addition to being the course director for the second-year musculoskeletal medicine and dermatology systems block. Dr. Roig has been inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society, also having been awarded the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. He was named the 2017 mentor of the year at LSU and has received numerous teaching and professionalism awards. Dr. Roig will bring his impressive background as a leader and mentor to his new position as the leader of a clinical team. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Roig as the VA’s new Chief of Staff.
Congratulations to Dr. Marcia Glass for receiving a scholarly retreat in A Studio in the Wood.
Glass used her time in residence to create a year-long curriculum in palliative care, and compose a poem entitled Cleveland Clinic to be published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Glass has been recognized for teaching with various awards, including the
She is also currently on the Fulbright Specialist Program Roster for teaching.