She has a Master of Science degree in immunology (McMaster University) and a Master’s certificate in health care administration from the Schulich school of business. She has completed several leadership programs, including the physician leadership program of the Canadian Medical Association/Ontario Medical Association.
Dr. Ross is active in medical education and is the current co-chair of the examination committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for Anatomic Pathology.
Dr. Ross has worked with Cancer Care Ontario (CCO-OH) on the Complex malignant hematology steering committee and has supported work done by the Cancer Care Ontario Pathology and Laboratory Medicine program for many years.
She is also active with the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), is past chair of the Section of Laboratory Medicine, and is currently a member of the priorities and leadership group of the OMA.
Dr. Ross has a longstanding interest in patient safety and quality. In addition to being past president of the Canadian Association of Pathologists, she is the recipient of the Leadership in Patient Safety and Quality Assurance award from this organization.
Dr. Ross has more than 80 published articles, abstracts, and presentations.
During the pandemic, Dr. Ross was the Association's "virtual" President; having successfully lead the organization through the challenges of complete closure, of all in-person activities, to the most successful and robust virtual education programming ever offered. Her leadership, devotion and direction was foundational to the success in delivering the mission and goals of the organization during an extremely difficult time in the specialty. She is the only President who never met the Board or membership in person or wore the presidential chain of office. We will make sure she wears it in Gatineau for a few hours and long enough for a photo.