Raymond C. Roy, M.D., Ph.D.


Dr. Raymond Clyde Roy  



Former Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology Medical University of South Carolina, University of Virginia, and Wake Forest University, Emeritus Professor of Anesthesiology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine,
Past Director, Vice President, and President
of the American Board of Anesthesiology,
Executive Section Editor of Anesthesia & Analgesia,
President, Anesthesia History Association.

After graduation from the University of Pennsylvania in Chemistry, Dr. Roy went on to earn a Ph.D. in theoretical inorganic chemistry at Duke University, then his medical degree from Tulane University.

He interned at Philadelphia General Hospital, and took his Anesthesiology residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

He is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, and has been Professor and Chairman of Anesthesiology at the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of Virginia, and Wake Forest University.

Nationally he has been Director of the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), Vice President of ABA, and President of ABA. He has also been Chair of the ABA/ASA Joint Council on In-Training Examinations (Anesthesiology), Associate Editor of Anesthesia & Analgesia, and is presently a Council Member of the Anesthesia History Association.

Dr. Roy’s Publications include 30 book chapters, 46 peer-reviewed journal articles, 5 editorials in peer-reviewed journals, AND six published poems!

Dr. Roy has been married to Connie since 1970. They have three daughters and six grandchildren

A selection of his previous history oriented lectures includes:

“A History of Open Flames in Operating Rooms”

“How Classicists View Physician Historians using the Iliad as a Model”

“Hannah Greener and Chloroform. A Better Explained Death”

“History of Deliberate Intravenous Administration of Halogenated Inhalational Agents”

“J. Julian Chisolm, Inventor of the Nasal Chloroform Inhaler, as an Early Advocate for Safe and Efficient Administration of Anesthesia”

“The Rise and Fall of Rachiresistance as a Term for Failed Spinal Anesthesia”