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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

A Message from the Candidate


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.


  • 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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    Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan
    Past President of the American Psychiatric Association
  • Iqbal "Ike" Ahmed, M.D., FRCPsych (U.K.)
    Professor of Psychiatry, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii
    Professor of Geriatric Medicine, University of Hawaii
    Past President, American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry
    Representative, APA Assembly, Hawaii Psychiatric Medical Association
  • George Keepers, M.D.
    Elda V. Carruthers Professor of Psychiatry
    Chair, Department of Psychiatry
    Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
  • Leslie Gise, M.D.
    Professor of Psychiatry, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii
    Representative, APA Assembly, Hawaii Psychiatric Medical Association
  • Jose Vito, M.D.
    Child, Adolescent, and Addiction Psychiatrist
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York, NY.
    APA Assembly Rep, Area II
  • Kenneth M. Certa, M.D.
    Associate Professor, Thomas Jefferson University
    Area III Representative to APA Assembly
    APA Delegate to American Medical Association
  • Carla Hammond, M.D.
    Addiction Medicine/General and Addiction Psychiatrist
    Assistant Clinical Professor Loma Linda University
    Assistant Clinical Professor University of California, Riverside
    Representative, APA Black Psychiatrists Caucus
  • Raman Marwaha, M.D.
    Vice Chair for Education and Faculty Development
    Residency Program Director, Psychiatry, MetroHealth System, Cleveland, Ohio
    Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University
    President, North East Ohio Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    President, Caucus of International Medical Graduates, American Psychiatric Association
  • Frank Clark, M.D.
    Associate Professor, University of South Carolina
    APA Delegate for the AMA Section Council on Psychiatry
  • Chandan Khandai, M.D.
    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern Medical Center
    Corresponding Member, APA Council on CL-Psychiatry

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