SPS Treasurer Transition

As you may know or have read in our President’s Column, Dr. John Satterthwaite has stepped down from his long-standing role as SPS Treasurer and will remain on the board as a non-voting member. We are grateful for his 34 years at the financial helm of the organization and appreciate his wisdom, historical perspective and recommendations that have kept SPS healthy, financially sound and robust.

As such, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Randy Roig, MD as the Southern Pain Society’s new Treasurer. Dr. Roig has been on the SPS board as at-large director for the past year. Due to his extensive finance and non-profit experience, coupled with his leadership interest in our organization, Dr. Roig has stepped into his new role effective January 1, 2020. We are delighted to have his expertise. Dr. Roig will be on the 2020 SPS ballot as a nominee for formal election.
Dr. Randy Roig is a resident of New Orleans and is a summa cum laude graduate of the Tulane School of Engineering and the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) residency in 1996, serving as chief resident. He is holds American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) certifications in PM&R, spinal cord injury medicine, and pain medicine. He is presently practicing at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, where he is the Associate Chief of Staff for Education and Designated Education Officer, Assistant Chief of the PM&R Service, and Chief of the Pain Medicine Section. He is on the faculty of both LSU in New Orleans and Tulane University, as well as Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He serves as the program director for the pain medicine fellowship training program and clinician co-director of the course in musculoskeletal medicine and dermatology at LSU. He is volunteer Executive Editor of Rehab in Review, a monthly journal for the field of physiatry published by Emory University.

Dr. Roig has served on numerous nonprofit boards and committees within the medical community, including the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R). He also serves as co-chair of the Medical/Legal Interprofessional Committee of the Louisiana State Medical Society (LSMS) and the Louisiana State Bar Association.

Dr. Roig’s new role includes the financial stewardship of SPS and from our by-laws: “The Treasurer will be responsible for the custody of the Society’s funds and securities and for maintaining a full and accurate record of receipts and disbursements. He shall act within the confines of good business practices and under the supervision of the board of directors.”