Dr. Ella Rokosh is the medical director of the Misericordia Community Hospital. She is a graduate of University of Ottawa with a BSc in Biochemistry (1991) followed by MD degree (1995) with specialty in Internal Medicine and Critical Care (2000). Since finishing residency, she has been working as attending physician in Misericordia Community Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. She also runs an Internal Medicine clinic in the same hospital. She is a full time clinician who actively supports her unit’s participation in research studies organized by her colleagues. She is also involved in education of Internal Medicine residents who rotate through the Clinical Teaching Units on medicine wards at Misericordia Hospital. In addition, she is an ACLS director. She is a mother of 2 teens who encourage her to maintain work life balance.