Randolph Roig, MD

Associate Chief of Staff for Education and Designated Education Officer, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine & Neurology
504-507-2000, ext. 67145
School of Medicine
Randolph Roig, MD

Education & Affiliations

MD, Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Internship, Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Residency, Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Chief Residency, Louisiana State University School of Medicine

Areas of Expertise

Pain Medicine
Opiod Safety


Dr. Randy Roig is a resident of New Orleans. He is a summa cum laude graduate of the Tulane University School of Engineering and a graduate of the LSU School of Medicine. He completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at LSU, where he was the chief resident and served as President of the National Resident Associations of the PM&R Academy and the Association of American Medical Colleges. He was one of only two residents to receive the two, separate American Medical Association resident awards for both leadership and achievement. He is American Board of Medical Specialties board-certified in PM&R, pain medicine, and spinal cord injury medicine. After fifteen years in private practice on the Northshore, where he was Chief of Staff of North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital, he returned to New Orleans and academic practice at the VA. 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 of his alma mater, LSU in New Orleans, as well as Tulane and Emory universities. He serves as Program Director for the Pain Medicine Fellowship at LSU.  In 2015, Dr. Roig was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, as an alumnus of LSU, and into the Gold Humanism Honor Society in 2016. In addition, he was awarded the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.

He is the volunteer, Executive Editor of Rehab in Review, a monthly journal in psychiatry. Dr. Roig has served on numerous nonprofit boards and committees within the medical community, including the Executive Boards of the Association of American Medical Colleges, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the Council of Medical Specialty Societies. He presently serves as physician co-chair of the Medical Legal Interprofessional Committee of the Louisiana State Medical Society and the Louisiana State Bar Association. He is a volunteer member of the Tulane Institutional Review Board for biomedical research. He also serves as the Louisiana point-of-contact for the American Academy of PM&R.  He maintains active membership in the AMA, the American Academy of PM&R, the Association of Academic Psychiatrists, and the Louisiana State Medical Society.

He is currently a board member of ReNEW Charter Schools, where he serves as chair of the academic excellence committee.  He is an active member of Forum for Equality and also the Friends of the Cabildo, where he serves as a volunteer, licensed tour guide. Furthermore, he is a member of several community-oriented groups, such as Patio Planters, Vieux Carré Property Owners and Residents Association, Baronne Street Neighborhood Association, Save Our Cemeteries, and numerous other civic organizations.


Bodenheimer CF, Roig RL, Worsowicz GM, Cifu DX. The societal aspects of disability in the older adult. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2004; 85: S23-26.
PMID: 15221719.

Phillips EM, Bodenheimer CF, Roig RL, Cifu DX. Physical medicine and rehabilitation interventions for age-related physiologic changes. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2004; 85: S18-22. PMID: 15221718.

Roig RL, Worsowicz GM, Stewart DG, Cifu DX. Physical medicine and rehabilitation interventions for common disabling disorders. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2004; 85:12-17.
PMID: 15221717.

For a complete list of Dr. Roig’s publications and talks, see his CV.