When a nonverbal child is in pain, it’s usually the parent who acts as the interpreter. Does the child behave differently, or move in a different way? But being parents, they may be prone to bias. Healthcare professionals have therefore been seeking objective ways to assess pain and discomfort in nonverbal patients — such as intellectually developmentally disabled children with cerebral palsy — using self-reporting devices otherwise known as “augmentative and alternative communications” tools.
Columbia Orthopedics providers David P. Roye, MD, chief of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital; and Joshua Hyman, MD, associate attending at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and associate professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons were recently recognized as MDx Patients Choice Physicians.
Drs. Roye and Hyman – Patients Choice Physicians
The October 30th Bassett-Columbia Symposium on Cerebral Palsy featured Columbia Orthopedics providers Drs. David P. Roye, Jr. and Joseph Dutkowsky along with a faculty of educators, special ed teachers, developmentalists, physicians and surgeons. The symposium was focused on the effects of Cerebral Palsy on the individual and family – highlighting education.
Columbia Orthopedics and Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at Morgan Stankley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian David P. Roye, Jr., MD, of Pleasantville, NY was presented with a When U Dream A Dream Foundation “Inspiration Award” by his former patient, Kip Guja, of Babylon, NY and the Foundation’s president, Lawrence Pleskow.
Kip Guja, a CP patient of Columbia Orthopedics provider and Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center Executive Director Dr. David Roye, has matched into Stanford's combined Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Residency Program, his top choice. The program is extremely selective and only offers one position per year.
The mission of the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center isn’t confined to the borders of North America. Executive Director Dr. David Roye and his team of CP experts have organized multiple medical missions throughout Asia in 2016 to spread the Center’s care philosophy and understanding about Cerebral Palsy and related disabilities. Their destinations: Japan and China.