Ricardo Buenaventura, M.D.
Immediate Past President
Dr. Buenaventura completed his medical degree at Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans before finishing his anesthesiology residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. After his residency, Dr. Buenaventura served on active duty in the United States Air Force as a staff anesthesiologist and pain management physician at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center in Ohio. Following his honorable discharge from the military, Dr. Buenaventura completed a one-year pain medicine fellowship at the Ohio State University Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. This advanced training provided additional experience in advanced pain management techniques and the treatment of cancer pain.
Dr. Buenaventura is president of the Ohio Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and involved in advocacy for pain management at local and national levels to help benefit all patients suffering from chronic pain.
Gary LeRoy, M.D.
On November 1st Dr. Gary LeRoy will become the Senior Vice President for Diplomate Engagement of the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. LeRoy is an associate professor of Family Medicine at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine (Dayton, Ohio). He served as the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions for 14 years (2008-2022). Dr. LeRoy is a native Daytonian, received his undergraduate (1982) and M.D. (1988) degrees from Wright State University and completed his residency at Miami Valley Hospital (Dayton, Ohio). He completed a fellowship at Michigan State University in 1992. Dr. LeRoy’s major affiliations include serving on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Family Physicians, Dayton Levitt Pavilion, East End Community Center, WestCare Ohio, and The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. He is also a past board chair of The Dayton Foundation, Public Health Dayton/Montgomery County, and Hospice of Dayton. He serves as the Chief Medical Consultant for the City of Dayton Schools. Dr. LeRoy is the Past-President and Board Chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is also an active member of the Ohio State Medical Association, the American Medical Association, the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (Past President), and the Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society (Vice President).
Dr. LeRoy is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Golden Key Honor Society-Wright State University Chapter. He has been recognized as one of America’s 50 Most Positive Physicians. He has been honored as the Miami Valley Family Physician of the Year, and the National Registry of Who’s Who in America. Dr. LeRoy received the Wright State University Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award, the Dean’s Awarded to the Outstanding medical school graduate, a Certificate of Recognition by the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate, the American Association of Medical Colleges Humanism in Medicine Award, the Outstanding Volunteerism Award from Reach Out of Montgomery County, the Humanism in Medicine Award-Gem City Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Society, Dayton’s Top Ten African American Male Award, the National Council of Community and Justice Humanism Award, the American Medical Student Association Golden Apple Teaching Excellence Award, Greater Dayton African American Skyscraper Recognition, and both the Educator of the Year and Philanthropist of the Year awards from the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians. He is also an award-winning book author – Quotes From The Edge of Nowhere (2020).
In addition, Dr. LeRoy is a board-certified family physician, providing comprehensive medical care at Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton, a federally qualified health center. Dr LeRoy’s practice is at the East Dayton Health Center where served as medical director from 1998-2008. He has provided health care services for the Dayton community for 30 years.