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Our Medical Officer of Health

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Our Medical Officer of Health

Rosana Pellizzari, MD, MSc, CCFP, FRCPC

Dr. Rosana Pellizzari has served as the Medical Officer of Health for the Peterborough County-City Health Unit since 2008.  Prior to coming to Peterborough, she worked in both Toronto and Stratford in similar positions.

Dr. Pellizzari currently holds academic appointments at the University of Toronto and Queen’s University, and has worked both internationally, and in First Nations communities in Canada.  Dr. Pellizzari 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 the Health Unit’s Sexual Health Clinic

In November, 2013, the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) bestowed an Award of Excellence to Dr. Pellizzari 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, Community Food Network (part of Peterborough’s Poverty Reduction Strategy)
  • Member, Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network Planning Committee
  • Member, Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health (PCMCH) Advisory Committee
  • Member, Social and Sexual Health Committee, Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Canada (SOGC)

Last modified on May 23, 2014