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Dr Virginia Roth

Dr. Virginia Roth
Senior Medical Officer

Contact Details
613-737-8899 ext. 77240

Dr. Virginia Roth is the Senior Medical Officer responsible for Medical Affairs and Patient Advocacy at The Ottawa Hospital.  She is also an Infectious Diseases specialist and Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Ottawa.

After completing her Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases training at the University of Ottawa, Dr. Roth joined the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the Hospital Infections Program.  She was recruited to The Ottawa Hospital in 2000 as Director of Infection Prevention and Control.  She has since completed an executive MBA at Telfer School of Management.

Dr. Roth has experience in medical legal issues and risk management, complex health systems management, leadership training, board governance, and public speaking.

Her research interests include healthcare leadership, patient experience, and healthcare-acquired infections.  She has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles.