Faculty Member

Rose Bilotta MD, BSc, MHSc, CCFP, FRCPC (all University of Toronto)

Email Address(es)
rose.bilotta(at)utoronto.ca
Office Phone
647-986-4357 (HELP)
Office Address
9100 Jane St., Unit 18, Bldg B, Vaughan, L4K 0A4 T: 647-986-4357 F: 416-913-4357
Website(s)
Dr. Bilotta - Preventive Medicine Specialist
Division(s)/Office
Clinical Public Health Division
Position
Adjunct Professor

Research Interests

  • Personalized medicine, Applied Nutrition, preventive medicine, functional medicine
  • GENOMICS – nutrigenomics, pharmacogenomics
  • Obesity
  • Chronic Diseases – systems biology approach to discover common pathways for various symptoms, assisting patients to achiever a healthier state.
  • www.drbilotta.com
  • http://www.nutritioncare.org/NBPNS/Online_Directory_of_NBPNS_Certified_Physicians/Online_directory_for_Canada/Online_directory_for_Canada/

Education & Training History

Dr. Rose Bilotta has achieved four board certifications and is appointed as Adjunct Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.  She is interested in preventive medicine, reducing patient risk factors, and promoting the wellbeing of patients and the community.  At the University of Toronto, she completed a Bachelor of Science, a Masters of Health Science in Community Health and Epidemiology, and a Medical Degree, followed by a five-year residency in Public Health and Preventive Medicine (a Royal College of Physicians of Canada Specialty).  She worked as Senior Medical Consultant for over 8 years with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Public Health Division.  She was part of the Medical Group assisting the Chief Medical Officer of Health of Ontario for outbreak management, provincial on-call duties and policy assistance.  She is currently in private practice.  She pursued functional medicine education with the Institute of Functional Medicine and in 2013 became part of the pioneering first graduating cohort in North America as an Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP).  Her long-term goal is to apply her passion for nutrition and disease modification towards novel research, patient practice and policy while delivering personalized medicine to positively impact population health.

Website: www.drbilotta.com

2013    Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP).   First pioneering graduating class in North America.  First Public Health Specialist in Canada to be certified as IFMCP.

 2010    In progress: American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.  Completed Part 1 and 2 of the examinations for certification

2005    Certified with the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists  (PNS) Effective: November 19, 2005.

2004    Diplomat of the American Board of Preventive Medicine (D.A.B.P.M.), Certification in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine

2003    Public Health and Preventive Medicine Specialist, Fellow of the Royal College of Canada (F.R.C.P.C), University of Toronto.  Comprehensive 5-year residency training see: http://rcpsc.medical.org/residency/certification/objectives/community_e.pdf  (Formerly called Community Medicine Specialty – name changed February 2011)

2002    Nutrition Fellowship, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.

2000    Certificant of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (C.C.F.P.)University of Toronto, Family Practice Unit at the Toronto Western Hospital.

1998    Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.

1993    Master of Health Science (M.H.Sc.) in Community Health and Epidemiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario .

1991    Honours Bachelor of Science (Hons. B.Sc.)  in Microbiology and Philosophy Applied to Life Sciences, University of Toronto, Ontario.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: (selected examples only)

2006/04/07    Physician Management Institute, Canadian Medical Association.

Level II: Leadership Skills Development

2006/04/04    Physician Management Institute, Canadian Medical Association.

Level I: Leadership Skills for Shaping the Future.

Professional Summary & Appointments

2012/5/31 – to present:  Appointed as Adjunct Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

2009 – to present: Physician in private practice focusing on Functional Medicine consultations, helping patients find the cause(s) of their illness and assist them to achieve better health.

2003/12/01 -2012/5/31 Appointed as Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

2003/7  – 2012/5  Senior Medical Consultant, Public Health Division, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care -Ontario. Various roles in Chronic Disease and Infectious Disease, on-call duties for the province of Ontario, and support to the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

Functional Medicine practice:

8401 Weston Road, Unit 12
Woodbridge ON L4L 1A6
Phone: (647) 986-4357
Fax: (416) 913-4357

Honours & Awards

1999/05    Alpha Omega Alpha Honour Medical Society

1997/07    Dr. Howard Moldofsky Scholarship for research in Psychiatry, University of Toronto.

1995/07    Toronto Eye Foundation Scholarship.

1992/09    University of Toronto Open Master’s Fellowship Award.

1990/06    Institute of Medical Science Summer Award from Life Sciences, University of Toronto.

Representative Publications

Florence W Tsui, Nancy Xi, Sherry Rohekar, Reena Riarh, Rose Bilotta, Hing Wo Tsui, Robert D Inman. Toll-like receptor 2 variants are associated with acute reactive arthritis. Arthritis & Rheumatism. 2008 Oct;58(11):3436-3438.

Sherry Rokehar, Florence W Tsui, Hing Wo Tsui , Nancy Xi, Reena Riarh, Rose Bilotta , and Robert D Inman. Symptomatic acute reactive arthritis after an outbreak of Salmonella. Journal of Rheumatology 2008 Aug;35(8):1599-602. (First Release June 1 2008)

Sherry Rokehar, Reena Riarh, Rose Bilotta, and Robert Inman, R. D. Acute Reactive Arthritis After An Outbreak of Salmonella. Abstract presented at the American College of Rheumatology, Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, DC, on November 10-15, 2006.

Healthy Weights, Healthy Lives. Chief Medical Officer of Health Report 2004.   Dr. Bilotta was the Project Lead and Chair of the Committee, overseeing the project from development to the media release. Report released at the Ontario Public Health Association Meeting November 24, 2004, Toronto, Ontario.

Donna Mitchell, PhD; Rose Bilotta, MD, MHSc, CCFP; and Lisa Demaline, PHN.  Getting our point across: Immunization Information Resources for Staff in Ontario Health Units. Supported by the Public Health Branch, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. January 2001. Subsequently used by all health units.

Steve A. Arshinoff, MD, FRCSC; Christine Sadler, BScPhm; Denise D’Addario, MD; Rose Bilotta, MHSc; and T. Mark Johnson, B.Sc.  The use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in excimer laser keratectomy. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. March 1994 (20 Suppl):216-222.

Some presentations:

2010/03/10     Pandemic H1N1 and Host Resistance – Exploring nutritional status and polymorphisms to explain differences in susceptibility. Presented to the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Office of Biotechnology, Genomic Medicine and Population Health. Toronto, Ontario.

2009/09/11     Pandemic H1N1 and Host Resistance – Exploring nutritional status and polymorphisms to explain differences in susceptibility. Presented to the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (now renamed Public Health Ontario). Toronto, Ontario.

2006/09/21    “Obesity: A growing problem.” Lecture series for a 4-week graduate school course. Taught 2 years. Public Health Sciences Department, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.

2004/01/28     “Obesity: A growing problem in North America.” Health Watch, Toronto, Ontario.