Peterborough Public Health
Medical Officer of Health
McMaster University: MD and Family Medicine Residency
McMaster University: Master of Science, Health Research Methodology
University of Toronto: Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency
Dr. Rosana Salvaterra has served as the Medical Officer of Health for Peterborough Public Health (PPH) 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 PPH’s Sexual Health Clinic.
One of the greatest contributions of our local public health sector is our ability to make the important connections between wellbeing and health and all of the social, economic, structural and environmental contributors; and then look for opportunities to work in partnerships to make those connections even better, and stronger.