Dr. Virginia Roth

The Ottawa Hospital, Chief of Medical Staff

Dr. Virginia RothDr. Virginia Roth is the Chief of Staff at The Ottawa Hospital.

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.