Gary LeRoy ’88 to receive community advocacy award

Gary LeRoy, associate dean of student affairs and admissions at the Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Gary LeRoy, M.D., ’88, associate dean of student affairs and admissions at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, will receive the Patricia Rousseau Community Advocacy Award at the 2019 Access to Justice Awards Celebration. The award is presented by the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project, Legal Aid of Western Ohio and Advocates for Basic Legal Equality.

The 2019 Access to Justice Awards Celebration is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Sinclair Conference Center (444 W. Third St., Dayton, OH 45402) from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Awards will be presented to LeRoy and other honorees who have worked diligently as advocates for the rights of low-income and disadvantaged people living in the Miami Valley. Proceeds will benefit area agencies that provide free legal assistance to those unable to afford an attorney.

LeRoy, an associate professor of family medicine, is a lifelong Daytonian and public servant. He serves the underprivileged as a staff physician at the East Dayton Health Clinic. He served the clinic as medical director from 1994 to 2008 and helped secure funding to remodel and expand the center and its services.

LeRoy is a leader throughout the Dayton community, serving in several different organizations, including Dayton Public Schools, American Red Cross and St. Vincent de Paul homeless shelter.

He was recently sworn in as president of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). LeRoy has been a member of the AAFP since 1991, serving in leadership roles at both the state and national levels. Since 2010, LeRoy has served as an Ohio delegate to the AAFP Conference of Delegates. He served as chair of the Commission on Education and has chaired the Commission on Membership and Member Services.

LeRoy served as president of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (AFP) from 2004 to 2005 and serves as a board member. In 2014, he was recognized with the Ohio AFP Family Medicine Educator of the Year award. In 2004, he was honored with the Family Physician of the Year award from the Miami Valley Academy of Family Physicians.

LeRoy earned both his bachelor’s and medical degrees from Wright State University. He completed his family medicine residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton and a primary care faculty development fellowship at Michigan State University.

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