Our Medical Officer of Health
Rosana Salvaterra, MD, MSc, CCFP, FRCPC
Dr. Rosana Salvaterra has served as the Medical Officer of Health for Peterborough Public Health since 2008. Prior to coming to Peterborough, she worked in both Toronto and Stratford in similar positions.
Dr. Salvaterra currently holds an academic appointment with Queen’s University, and has worked both internationally, and in First Nations communities in Canada. Dr. Salvaterra has also been a health columnist for the Toronto Star in the past, and co-hosted a daily TV health show.
As a Family Physician, she specialized in the care of immigrant, refugee and HIV-infected populations. She continues to practice clinical medicine in Public Health’s Sexual Health Clinic.
In November, 2013, the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) bestowed an Award of Excellence to Dr. Salvaterra in recognition of her outstanding service as a member of the OCFP Board of Directors. In addition to her role on the OCFP Board, she was a valuable member of the Poverty Committee working on issues of equity and social determinants of health since 2010, and also served on the Environmental Health Committee and Planning and Policy Development Committee.
She currently participates in a number of local and provincial committees including:
- Chair, Peterborough Food Action Network (part of Peterborough’s Poverty Reduction Strategy)
- Member, Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network Planning Committee
Last modified on Feb 14, 2017