Virginia Roth, MD
SPECIALTY AND TITLE
Infectious Diseases / Chief of Staff
The Ottawa Hospital
University of Ottawa
AREA OF RESEARCH
Dr. Virginia Roth is the Chief of Staff, and an Infectious Diseases specialist at The Ottawa Hospital and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. She is currently serving as Vice-Chair of the Ontario Hospital Association’s Physician’s Leadership Network.
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 has held various leadership positions at The Ottawa Hospital since being recruited in 2000 as Director of Infection Prevention and Control. She completed an executive MBA at Telfer School of Management in 2012.
Dr. Roth’s clinical work focuses on the care of patients with tuberculosis. Her research interests include healthcare leadership, patient experience, and healthcare-acquired infections. She has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles.
Dr. Roth is experienced in medical legal issues and risk management, complex health systems management, leadership training, board governance, and public speaking.