BME Welcomes SE Louisiana VA Chief of Staff as New Adjunct

Dr. Randolph Roig has joined The Tulane Department of Biomedical Engineering as an adjunct professor and graduate student mentor. Dr. Roig is currently the Chief of Staff at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Center System. He is board certified in physical medicine & rehabilitation, pain medicine, and spinal cord injury medicine. 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. At SLVHCS, Dr. Roig has overseen the exceptional growth of the trainee and resident education program to one of the largest in VHA. He has also served on the Graduate Medical Education Committee, the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee, the Associated Health Education Committee, and the Interdisciplinary Pain Committee. Prior to his current appointment, he served as the Associate Chief of Staff for Education, Assistant Chief of the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service, and Chief of the Pain Medicine Section. He is on the medical faculty at LSU, Tulane, and Emory Universities. He has been inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society & the Gold Humanism Honor Society and has been awarded the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. He has received numerous teaching and professionalism awards.

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.