Ishan Roy, MD, PhD, is an attending physician and research scientist in the field of cancer rehabilitation and muscle wasting disorders. He received his MD and PhD from the Medical College of Wisconsin and then completed the five year Physician Scientist Training Program/Research Residency Track in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Northwestern University.
Clinically, Dr. Roy sees cancer patients with rehabilitation needs, including both patients with active disease and in the survivorship phase. Dr. Roy's research focuses on understanding the physiologic mechanisms that cause functional decline. In particular, he focuses on cachexia, a muscle wasting disorder present in many patients with chronic diseases. His laboratory's goal is to develop new therapies for rehabilitating from cancer, cachexia and other chronic disease related impairments.
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
355 East Erie Street
Evanston, IL 60611
Education & Training
Honors & Awards
William Randolph Heart Resident Award2018
Walter E. Heller Chief Resident Award2019
Richard S. Materson ERF New Investigator Award from Foundation for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation2021
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR)
Association of Academic Physiatrists
Society for Sarcopenia, Cachexia, and Wasting Diseases
Cancer Cachexia Society
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Our lab studies the physiologic mechanisms that lead to change in physical or cognitive function for patients with cancer. In particular, we are currently focused on cachexia syndrome, a muscle wasting disorder that affects a majority of patients with cancer, along with many other chronic disease.view lab