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Kamalika Roy, M.D., M.C.R.

Kamalika Roy, M.D., MCR

Kamalika Roy, M.D., M.C.R.

Candidate for 2023 Minority/Underrepresented Representative (M/UR) Trustee

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Biography

Dr. Roy is a psycho-oncologist and a passionate advocate for women and underrepresented physicians in organized medicine. She is board certified in Psychiatry and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. Currently, she is a faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon (OHSU). She serves as the Program Director of the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship at OHSU. Until very recently, she practiced psycho-oncology at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, at the University of Washington.

Dr. Roy has been actively involved in organized medicine since her residency training. She served as a delegate to the International Medical Graduate (IMG) Section of the American Medical Association (AMA). She also chaired the AMA IMG Section. She also serves as a voting member of the Academic Physicians Section at the AMA. She is the Chair of the Awards and Fellowship Subcommittee of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (ACLP). She also presides over the APA Women’s Caucus. She is a Fellow of APA. She currently serves as a board member of the Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research, and a member of the Sigma Xi Professional Scholars Association, Willamette-Columbia Chapter.

Dr. Roy has served as a Faculty Senator at Oregon Health & Science University, advocating for equity and inclusion of all faculty members, pay disparity for women faculty, and faculty wellbeing. She also served as the faculty liaison to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Subcommittee reporting to the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee at OHSU. As an advocate of IMGs, Dr. Roy has authored and propagated several resolutions facilitating IMG physicians serving in the Health Professional Shortage Areas while fulfilling their waiver requirements. Dr. Roy published about the IMG physician workforce in a leading journal, shedding light on the interface of healthcare and immigration legislation. She is currently investigating the effect of implicit and explicit biases on IMGs in a national sample. Dr. Roy's passion is to advocate for legislation related to the healthcare workforce, scope of practice, and inclusion of underrepresented and minoritized physicians.

Education

  • Master’s in clinical research (MCR), Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
  • Fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Residency in General Psychiatry, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Medical School, North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling, India

Awards and Honors

  • Early Career Research Mentee Award, Academy of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry (2020)
  • Fellow of American Psychiatric Association (2019)
  • Distinguished Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education, Oregon Health& Science University (2018)
  • Trainee Travel Award, Academy of Consultation-liaison Psychiatry (2015)
  • Research Award, American Psychiatric Association (2014)

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