Nathalie Roy Physician

Nathalie Roy, MD

Assistant in Cardiac Surgery

Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: (617) 355-6364
  • Fax: (617) 730-0214

Medical Services


  • Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Cardiovascular Surgery


  • Cardiac Surgery


  • English
  • French


  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
To schedule an appointment: Call (617) 355-6364
Nathalie Roy Physician

Philosophy of Care 

I want to minimize metabolic stress of surgery and enhance recovery after cardiac operations to improve overall patient outcomes and family experience at Boston Children's Hospital.

Experience and Education


Medical School

Laval University Faculty of Medicine, 1988-1993

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada


Laval University School of Medicine, 1993-1994

Quebec City , Quebec, Canada


Laval University School of Medicine, 1993-1998

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada


McGill University , 1998-2001

Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Hospital for Sick Children/University of Toronto , 2001-2002

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


UCSF, 2002-2003

San Francisco, CA


Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School , 2003-2006

Boston, MA


Stollery Children's Hospital/University of Alberta, 2006-2007

Edmonton, AB, Canada


Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medcal School , 2008, 2009

Boston, MA


Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School , 2011-2012

Boston, MA


  • Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, General Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

  • American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Professional History

Dr. Roy trained in general surgery, Cardiac surgery, Congenital Cardiovascular and thoracic surgery and in surgical critical care. She has established herself in the field of cardiac critical care with a focus on adult congenital critical care, ECMO and mechanical circulatory support, and research in organ resuscitation for heart and lung transplantation at Massachusetts General Hospital before being recruited at Boston Children's Hospital to develop the enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) initiative at the Heart Center in Boston Children’s Hospital.


Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles
  1. Sin JH, Tom A, Toyoda A, Roy N, Hayes BD. High-dose intravenous lipid emulsion affecting successful initiation of continuous venovenous hemofiltration and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2018 Feb; 56(2):149-150.
  2. Courtwright AM, Robinson EM, Feins K, Carr-Loveland J, Donahue V, Roy N, McCannon J. Ethics Committee Consultation and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Sep; 13(9):1553-8.
  3. Rezoagli E, Ichinose F, Strelow S, Roy N, Shelton K, Matsumine R, Chen L, Bittner EA, Bloch DB, Zapol WM, Berra L. Pulmonary and Systemic Vascular Resistances After Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Role of Hemolysis. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Apr; 31(2):505-515.
  4. Roy N. Critical care management of the adult patient with congenital heart disease: focus on postoperative management and outcomes. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2015 Feb; 17(2):362.
  5. Hyder JA, Roy N, Wakeam E, Hernandez R, Kim SP, Bader AM, Cima RR, Nguyen LL. Performance measurement in surgery through the National Quality Forum. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Nov; 219(5):1037-46.
  6. Sill B, Roy N, Hammer PE, Triedman JK, Sigg DC, Kelly MF, Nedder A, Dunning PS, Cowan DB. Development of an ovine model of pediatric complete heart block. J Surg Res. 2011 Apr; 166(2):e103-8.
  7. Rajagopal SK, Emani SM, Roy N, Westgate L, Bacha EA. Acute kidney injury and regional abdominal perfusion during neonatal aortic arch reconstruction. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Aug; 140(2):453-8.
  8. Roy N, Rebeyka IM, Atallah J, Ross DB. Rapid extracorporeal life support rescue in patients undergoing the Norwood procedure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Mar; 137(3):765-6.
  9. Roy N, Friehs I, Cowan DB, Zurakowski D, McGowan FX, del Nido PJ. Dopamine induces postischemic cardiomyocyte apoptosis in vivo: an effect ameliorated by propofol. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Dec; 82(6):2192-9.
  10. Friehs I, Barillas R, Vasilyev NV, Roy N, McGowan FX, del Nido PJ. Vascular endothelial growth factor prevents apoptosis and preserves contractile function in hypertrophied infant heart. Circulation. 2006 Jul 04; 114(1 Suppl):I290-5.
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  12. Choi YH, Stamm C, Hammer PE, Kwaku KF, Marler JJ, Friehs I, Jones M, Rader CM, Roy N, Eddy MT, Triedman JK, Walsh EP, McGowan FX, del Nido PJ, Cowan DB. Cardiac conduction through engineered tissue. Am J Pathol. 2006 Jul; 169(1):72-85.
  13. Roy N, Azakiea A, Moon-Grady AJ, Blurton DJ, Karl TR. Mycotic aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta in a 2-kg neonate. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Aug; 80(2):726-9.
  14. Roy N, Blurton DJ, Azakie A, Karl TR. Immature intrapericardial teratoma in a newborn with elevated alpha-fetoprotein. Ann Thorac Surg. 2004 Jul; 78(1):e6-8.
  15. Konstantinov IE, Van Arsdell GS, O'Blenes S, Roy N, Campbell A. Retroaortic innominate vein with coarctation of the aorta: surgical repair and embryology review. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003 Mar; 75(3):1014-6.
  16. Korkola SJ, Tchervenkov CI, Shum-Tim D, Roy N. Aortic rupture after stenting of a native coarctation in an adult. Ann Thorac Surg. 2002 Sep; 74(3):936.
  17. O'Blenes SB, Roy N, Konstantinov I, Bohn D, Van Arsdell GS. Vasopressin reversal of phenoxybenzamine-induced hypotension after the Norwood procedure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2002 May; 123(5):1012-3.
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