Sangeeta Das Patra, MPH, MBBS, RPN, CPHQ, CIC, LTC-CIP, a-IPC
Date first certified: August 2020
Date joined CBIC Board of Directors: 2024
Work/APIC: Sangeeta has over 20 years of healthcare experience and has worked as an Infection Control Practitioner, Healthcare Quality professional, Nurse, and internationally trained Physician across diverse sectors, including Long Term Care, Acute Care, Rehab, Home care and Primary care. She recently joined the Treasury Board Secretariat (Ontario Public Services) as an IPAC Specialist. Before joining TBS, Sangeeta held leadership positions including Vice President of Community and Continuing Care at the Northern Regional Health Authority, Manitoba, where her portfolio included Infection Prevention and Control, Medical Device Reprocessing (MDRD), Occupational Health, Public Health, Home Care, Allied Health, Mental Health, and Substance abuse. She has also worked as a Partner at Sienna Senior Living, where she provided consulting for 46 long-term care homes across Ontario and BC.
Sangeeta is an International Medical Graduate from India and earned a master's level Diploma in Pediatrics and practiced as a Physician in India, Bhutan, and Saudi Arabia before settling in Toronto, Canada in 2011. After moving to Canada, she embraced her career as a Nurse, and over the years, she has obtained several certifications, including Certification in Infection Control (CIC), Long Term Care certification in infection prevention (LTC-CIP), and Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ). Sangeeta values lifelong learning and is pursuing a Master of Public Health from the University of Waterloo. She has volunteered for the Certification Board of Infection Control (CBIC) test development committee since 2021.
Personal Note: I believe that obtaining certification demonstrates a commitment to best practices in infection control, thereby improving the quality of care across all healthcare facilities. As a CBIC board member, I aim to leverage the certification process to enhance the body of knowledge for healthcare professionals for the betterment of individuals, families, communities, and populations.