Dr. Roy Vongtama is a holistic cancer therapist whose multidimensional talents encompass science, art and spirituality. He began his training at the age of 16, working as volunteer at the Buffalo General Hospital in the Department of Radiation Oncology, volunteering over 500 hours of his time through high school.
He continued his collegiate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where he won an early acceptance into the University of Buffalo Medical School in his sophmore year. This allowed him the freedom to study psychology in addition to his premedical studies, focusing on depression in minority cultures under Dr. Martin Seligman. Roy eventually graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Basis of Behavior.
He then continued his medical studies at the University of Buffalo where he served a term as the President of the Medical School. Dr. Vongtama then served a one-year internship at the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia and a four-year residency at UCLA in the Department of Radiation Oncology, where he was Chief Resident in his final year.
During this period at UCLA, Dr. Vongtama began to train as an actor at night, working in the theater as well as professionally in film and television, in hit shows such as CSI, The Shield, and the feature film The Bucket List, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. He is currently actively producing his own projects through his company Resonant Entertainment, winning the 2010 Fox Diversity Pilot Shootout with his original show, The Zone.
In addition to his professional pursuits, Dr. Vongtama is active in many areas of service, including raising awareness for artists without medical insurance, through ActorsHelpingActors.org. He is an avid practioner of meditation and also donates his time to mentor youths through the foster center Vista Del Mar. He is excited and proud to support Destroyyourcancernow.com by providing scientific support, information and education to the organization along with Dr. Niraj Mehta.
“Destroyyourcancernow.com is an exciting and novel approach to raising awareness in the fight against cancer, and I wholeheartedly endorse Michael and his passionate efforts to make a difference!”