Medical School

  • Laval University Faculty of Medicine , 1993 , Quebec City , Quebec, Canada


  • Laval University School of Medicine , 1994 , Quebec City , Quebec, Canda


  • Laval University School of Medicine , 1998 , Quebec City , Quebec, Canada


  • McGill University , 2001 , Montreal , Quebec, Canada


  • Hospital for Sick Children/University of Toronto , 2002 , Toronto , Ontario, Canada


  • Univeristy of California, San Francisco , 2003 , San Francisco , CA


  • Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School , 2006 , Boston , MA


  • Stollery Children's Hospital/University of Alberta , 2007 , Edmonton , Alberta, Canada


  • Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School , 2009 , Boston , MA


  • Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School , 2012 , Boston , MA

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.


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.


  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care


Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles

  1. Enhancing Recovery in Congenital Cardiac Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Oct 25. View abstract
  2. Modified AngioVac System use With Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in a Child With Fontan Thrombosis. ASAIO J. 2021 May 07. View abstract
  3. The American Association for Thoracic Surgery Congenital Cardiac Surgery Working Group 2021 consensus document on a comprehensive perioperative approach to enhanced recovery after pediatric cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Sep; 162(3):931-954. View abstract
  4. Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) survival: A quaternary center analysis. J Card Surg. 2021 Jul; 36(7):2300-2307. View abstract
  5. Commentary: Opioid-Sparing Pain Strategies in Congenital Cardiac Surgery: What are the Benefits and Goals? Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 18. View abstract
  6. Bilateral Erector Spinae Blocks Decrease Perioperative Opioid Use After Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2021 Jul; 35(7):2082-2087. View abstract
  7. Outcomes of Adult Patients With Septic Shock Undergoing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Therapy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 09; 110(3):871-877. View abstract
  8. Initial experience introducing an enhanced recovery program in congenital cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 11; 160(5):1313-1321.e5. View abstract
  9. Protocol of a randomised controlled trial in cardiac surgical patients with endothelial dysfunction aimed to prevent postoperative acute kidney injury by administering nitric oxide gas. BMJ Open. 2019 07 04; 9(7):e026848. View abstract
  10. Commentary: Predicting acute kidney injury in pediatric cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 06; 157(6):2452-2453. View abstract
  11. Lung Transplantation From Donation After Circulatory Death: United States and Single-Center Experience. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 12; 106(6):1619-1627. View abstract
  12. Impella Placement Guided by Echocardiography Can Be Used as a Strategy to Unload the Left Ventricle During Peripheral Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2018 Dec; 32(6):2585-2591. View abstract
  13. Case 8-2018: A Woman with Shock and Labile Blood Pressure. N Engl J Med. 2018 05 31; 378(22):2146-2147. View abstract
  14. Single- Versus Double-Lung Transplantation in Pulmonary Fibrosis: Impact of Age and Pulmonary Hypertension. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 09; 106(3):856-863. View abstract
  15. Smoking abstinence 1 year after acute coronary syndrome: follow-up from a randomized controlled trial of varenicline in patients admitted to hospital. CMAJ. 2018 03 26; 190(12):E347-E354. View abstract
  16. Case 8-2018: A 55-Year-Old Woman with Shock and Labile Blood Pressure. N Engl J Med. 2018 Mar 15; 378(11):1043-1053. View abstract
  17. Extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation and outcomes in massive pulmonary embolism: Two eras at an urban tertiary care hospital. Vasc Med. 2018 02; 23(1):60-64. View abstract
  18. High-dose intravenous lipid emulsion affecting successful initiation of continuous venovenous hemofiltration and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2018 02; 56(2):149-150. View abstract
  19. Ethics Committee Consultation and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 09; 13(9):1553-8. View abstract
  20. Pulmonary and Systemic Vascular Resistances After Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Role of Hemolysis. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Apr; 31(2):505-515. View abstract
  21. Varenicline for Smoking Cessation in Hospitalized Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome. Circulation. 2016 Jan 05; 133(1):21-30. View abstract
  22. 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. View abstract
  23. Performance measurement in surgery through the National Quality Forum. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Nov; 219(5):1037-46. View abstract
  24. Development of an ovine model of pediatric complete heart block. J Surg Res. 2011 Apr; 166(2):e103-8. View abstract
  25. Acute kidney injury and regional abdominal perfusion during neonatal aortic arch reconstruction. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Aug; 140(2):453-8. View abstract
  26. Rapid extracorporeal life support rescue in patients undergoing the Norwood procedure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Mar; 137(3):765-6. View abstract
  27. Dopamine induces postischemic cardiomyocyte apoptosis in vivo: an effect ameliorated by propofol. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Dec; 82(6):2192-9. View abstract
  28. Vascular endothelial growth factor prevents apoptosis and preserves contractile function in hypertrophied infant heart. Circulation. 2006 Jul 04; 114(1 Suppl):I290-5. View abstract
  29. Cardiac conduction through engineered tissue. Am J Pathol. 2006 Jul; 169(1):72-85. View abstract
  30. Mycotic aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta in a 2-kg neonate. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Aug; 80(2):726-9. View abstract
  31. Immature intrapericardial teratoma in a newborn with elevated alpha-fetoprotein. Ann Thorac Surg. 2004 Jul; 78(1):e6-8. View abstract
  32. Retroaortic innominate vein with coarctation of the aorta: surgical repair and embryology review. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003 Mar; 75(3):1014-6. View abstract
  33. Aortic rupture after stenting of a native coarctation in an adult. Ann Thorac Surg. 2002 Sep; 74(3):936. View abstract
  34. Vasopressin reversal of phenoxybenzamine-induced hypotension after the Norwood procedure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2002 May; 123(5):1012-3. View abstract