Dr. Lindy Samson is the Chief of Staff and Chief Medical Officer at CHEO-OCTC, as well as being a staff physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases. 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 Research Institute. 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. She recently co-chaired an interdisciplinary initiative regarding the future health needs of children and youth in our region. Dr. Samson was appointed Chief of Staff in April 2016 and is responsible for organizing the activities of the medical staff and for ensuring the quality of clinical care and patient safety.