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Dr Joel Roos

Joel A. Roos, MD, MBA, MHCDS, CPE
Vice President – International Accreditation, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Dr. Joel Roos is the Vice President of International Accreditation, Quality Improvement and Safety for Joint Commission International. In this role, Dr. Roos is responsible for developing and leading the strategic direction of JCI’s accreditation and certification programs for a current customer base located in more than 70 countries. Dr. Roos provides oversight in the development and maintenance of international accreditation standards as well as leading efforts to enhance the international accreditation process.

Throughout his career, Dr. Roos has been dedicated to improving patient safety and the quality of care for military personnel and their families around the globe and veterans across the country. Most recently, Dr. Roos was the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Quality, Safety and Value at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Washington, D.C. In this role, he provided national leadership in the development and implementation of health care policies and programs to improve patient safety and the quality of care for over 9 million Veterans served by the 171 VA Medical Centers. He also served as the VHA representative to The Joint Commission, National Quality Forum and other advisory boards.

Prior to this role, Dr. Roos was the commanding officer at Naval Medical Center San Diego, where he oversaw the 268-bed multispecialty hospital. There he provided strategic guidance for more than 6,500 military and civilian personnel and 25 graduate medical and dental education programs while managing a $550 million budget. He also was responsible for the safety and ethical conduct of more than 300 clinical research trials per year. As the Seventh Fleet Surgeon for the US Navy in Japan, Dr. Roos led theater security cooperation throughout the Indio-Asia-Pacific region utilizing medicine as the common focus. His efforts led to numerous engagements and partnerships across the region, to include Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Cambodia, Australia, China, Malaysia, India and Sri Lanka among others.

Over the course of his professional experience, Dr. Roos has developed numerous national andinternational partnerships, created high-performing teams and served as a trusted mentor and guide. He currently serves as an elected member of the board of the International Hospital Federation.

Dr. Roos earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; an MBA from Brenau University, and an MS in health care delivery science from Dartmouth College. He is a Certified Physician Executive from the American Association of Physician Leaders. Dr. Roos also completed his training in undersea medicine at both the US Navy Undersea Medical Institute and Australian School of Underwater.

In his free time, Dr. Roos enjoys international travel, photography, aquarium keeping and fly fishing.

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