Ishan Roy, MD, PhD

Position Attending Physician, Research Scientist
Practicing since 2020
Joined staff in 2020
Phone Number Description Phone

Telephone Number

312-238-1000

About Me

About Me

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.

Location

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie Street

Evanston, IL 60611

Conditions Treated / Services

Education & Training

    Education

    Credential

    2004 - 2008
    Case Western Reserve University Bachelor of Science
    2008 - 2016
    Medical College of Wisconsin Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy

Honors & Awards

  • William Randolph Heart Resident Award
    2018
  • Walter E. Heller Chief Resident Award
    2019
  • Richard S. Materson ERF New Investigator Award from Foundation for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    2021

Affiliations

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Translational Cancer Rehabilitation Lab

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.

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