Lindy Samson MD, FRCPC


Lindy Samson MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor and Division of Infectious Diseases

Office: 613-737-7600 ext. 2651
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Dr. Lindy Samson is the Chief of Staff and Chief Medical Officer at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), as well as being a staff physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at CHEO. In addition, she holds an academic appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine and is a Clinical Investigator at the CHEO RI.

Dr. Samson obtained her medical degree from McMaster University School of Medicine in Hamilton in 1990.  She completed her Pediatrics and Pediatrics Infectious Diseases residencies at CHEO. Dr. Samson then completed further training in Pediatric HIV and Clinical Epidemiology at SickKids and the University of Toronto. Moving back to CHEO, she served as the Chief of the Division of infectious Diseases from 1999-2016.

Her academic and research work is focused on pediatric HIV, the impact of social determinants on the health of children and youth and teaching/evaluating the Health Advocate and Leadership Roles across the continuum of learners.

As CHEO’s senior physician leader, she is responsible for ensuring the quality of clinical care and patient safety and organizing the activities of the medical staff. She is a member of CHEO’s Executive team and works closely with the CEO.

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