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KEN ROY, MD,  FASAM – Graduated Tulane medical school in 1972, and, after an internship, entered Emergency Medicine and then Family Practice.   In the 1980’s he developed an interest in Addiction Medicine and became a full time worker in the field of treating addictive diseases.  He joined The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) in 1984, was certified by ASAM in 1986 and worked to develop addiction treatment programs at several New Orleans area hospitals, an outpatient facility and full spectrum private sector non-profit agency. 

He was first elected to the Board of Directors of ASAM in 1988, has served on the Review Course Committee and has chaired the Membership Committee of ASAM.  In December of 1994, he completed a residency program in Psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine, and is certified by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  In April of 1997 he was appointed a Fellow of The American Society of Addiction Medicine (FASAM.) 

Dr. Roy admits patients to River Oaks Hospital and East Jefferson General Hospital.  He also maintains a private psychiatric practice, teaches medical students and sits on the Board of Certification for Substance Abuse Counselors.  His primary focus, however, is Addiction Recovery Resources of New Orleans, a non-profit agency that provides a full spectrum of services from ambulatory detoxification through intensive outpatient and residential Dual Diagnosis and addiction treatment.

About ASAM  "The nation's medical specialty society dedicated to educating physicians and improving the treatment of  individuals suffering from 
alcoholism and other addictions."

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