Diversity and Inclusion Project Team

Gary L. LeRoy, M.D.

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Gary L. LeRoy, M.D., graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in family practice at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, where he served as chief resident during his tenure. LeRoy also completed a primary care faculty development fellowship at Michigan State University in East Lansing.

LeRoy has served on the boards for Miami Valley Academy of Family Physicians, Miami Valley Hospital, Hospice of Dayton, Inc. and Foundation, Reach Out of Montgomery County, The Dayton Foundation, The American Red Cross Dayton Area Chapter; Mound Street Academies charter school, and the Wright State University Alumni Association and Foundation. He serves as the chief medical consultant for the City of Dayton Schools. He served as president of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians from 2004–2005 and has held leadership positions on the American Academy of Family Physicians (Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Alternate Delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates, Chair of the Commission on Membership and Membership Services and currently on the Commission on Education), the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, and Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society and Doctors For America. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Gold Key Honor Society, and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

LeRoy served as a contributing author for The Ohio Family Physician magazine for 10 years. He also contributed to chapters in the text The Encyclopedia of Elder Care (4th edition, Springer, 2001).

LeRoy was recognized as one of America's 50 Most Positive Physicians by the Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative; as the Miami Valley Family Physician of the Year, and is listed in the National Registry of Who's Who in America. He was selected for the Dayton Business Journal's Health Care Hero's Provider Award. He has also received the Wright State University Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award; the Dean's Award to an Outstanding Graduate; the Certificate of Recognition by the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate; The Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine award; the National Conference for Community and Justice Humanitarian Award; the Outstanding Volunteerism Award presented by Reach Out of Montgomery County; the Gem City Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Society Humanism in Medicine Award, Public Citizen of the Year Award presented by the National Association of Social Workers, and Dayton's Top Ten African American Male award.

LeRoy is currently associate dean of Student Affairs and Admissions at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine (where he is involved with numerous aspects of medical student curriculum development and administrative support, policy design, visioning, and career development), and was recently appointed interim vice president of Multicultural Affairs and Community Enhancement for Wright State University. He is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. He began his current career at Wright State University in 2004 when he became the assistant dean of Minority and Student Affairs. In this role, LeRoy administered the development of programs that focused on underrepresented groups of students with nontraditional backgrounds. He continues to serve as academic, personal, and career advisor to students pursing academic and career opportunities.

He served as medical director of the East Dayton Health Center, an urban community health care facility for over a decade and a half, and continues his commitment to work with underprivileged patients at the clinical site. As a clinical site coordinator for the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine, LeRoy continues to teach and mentor third and fourth-year students who seek to do their clerkships and elective experiences in a "real world" family medicine setting.