Dr. Roy is boarded in the interaction between natural therapies, drugs and radiation in a cancer population, and is one of approximately 75 fellows of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology practicing in the U.S. and Canada.

As a specialist in complementary care in oncology, Roy co-manages dose-limiting side effects of chemo and radiation and optimizes surgical outcomes using natural therapies that are safe and clinically evidenced.

Fellowship, Integrative Oncology, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Eastern Regional Medical Center of Philadelphia
Residency, Family Medicine and Natural Health, St Joseph Medical Center, in Detroit, Michigan
Doctorate, Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington
Post Baccalaureate, Pre Medical Studies, Harvard University Extension in Cambridge, Mass.
Bachelors of Arts, Biological Anthropology and Print Journalism, University of Southern Calif. in Los Angeles. 

About Dr. Sheba Roy

Sheba S. Roy, ND FABNO was born in Detroit, raised half of each year in Africa and half of each year in the States, in Detroit.

Roy left Michigan following her high school graduation from Cranbrook Kingswood, for Calcutta, India where she lived and worked with Mother Teresa, in pediatric hospice.

She returned to the U.S. at 18 years old to matriculate the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where she double majored in biological anthropology and print journalism.

While still a university student, Roy travelled overseas and conducted the first primary research in female circumcision in East Africa, prefacing the “female genital mutilation movement”.

She also completed a prestigious six month, pan-European journalism fellowship where she met with the world’s leaders in industry, technology and media to discuss the intersection between journalism and directional economics.

Following graduation, Roy returned again to Calcutta, to work in adult hospice. Inspired by work in death and dying, she matriculated into Harvard University’s post baccalaureate, pre-med program.

Prior to matriculation medical school, Roy was accepted on academic scholarship to master in public health policy at Johns Hopkins University. Concurrent with her first year at Hopkins, Roy served as the educational coordinator for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, MD/ DE chapter.

In addition to designing educational programming for inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer patients, she ran nine support groups.

Motivated by patients who persisted in asking about alternatives to drug management and natural therapy for side effects, Roy withdrew from Hopkins to pursue her doctorate in natural medicine. She was accepted to Bastyr University to a doctorate that adjunct the traditional didactic and clinical medical curriculum to four years of evidenced based complementary and alternative medicine.

Roy was one of a handful of graduates nationwide to be accepted to fellowship in integrative oncology and the only graduate to be accepted to the program at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Eastern Regional Medical Center in Philadelphia.

While a fellow, Roy made significant contributions to the field in the development of inpatient protocols for bowel regulation and management of bowel protocol pre and post heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy.

Roy is currently boarded in the interaction between natural therapies and drugs in a cancer setting and is one of 74 fellows of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology practicing in the U.S. and Canada.

Roy co-manages dose-limiting side effects of chemoradiation and optimizes surgical outcomes using natural therapies that are safe and clinically evidenced. She is in private practice and was on staff in integrative medicine in oncology services at Beaumont Hospital. Dr. Roy does also take general practice patients. She has a special interest in autoimmune disease, disease prevention, bowel issues and well aging.

Roy’s father was a gastroenterologist, geriatrician and addiction specialist who founded St. Joseph Medical Center in Detroit, taught at Wayne State Medical School and was privileged at Harper, Hutzel, Holy Cross and Beaumont hospitals. Having worked alongside her father all of her childhood and young adulthood, Dr. Roy feels that coming to Michigan, is like “coming full circle.”

Roy has received multiple honors for humanitarian work, the most notable being a prayer medallion from Missionaries of Charity for work done in service of the ‘blessed poor’.

As a board specialist in naturopathic oncology, Roy is committed to advancing the leading edge of healthcare.

Roy built an excellent reputation serving her patients at Beaumont, Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak and Troy. She consolidated her practice to one location with Associates of Integrative Medicine in Bloomfield Hills and has been in private practice for 4 years.

Her goal is to bring the highest standard of care to those that face this life threatening illness, by meeting both patient and provider needs. 

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