Dr Joel Roos

Vice President

Joint Commission International

Joel Roos

Dr Joel Roos is the Vice President of International Accreditation, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety for Joint Commission International (JCI). In this role, Dr Roos is responsible for developing and leading the overall strategic direction of JCI’s accreditation and certification programs. Dr Roos provides oversight in updating and developing new 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 quality of care for active military personnel and veterans across the country. Most recently, Dr Roos was Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Quality, Safety and Value at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Washington, D.C. While in the Navy, he conducted numerous engagements and created partnerships across the Asia-Indo-Pacific region, that include Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Cambodia, Australia, China and India.

Dr Roos earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; an MBA in healthcare management from Brenau University, Gainesville, Georgia; and an MS in healthcare delivery science from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. Dr Roos also completed his training in undersea medicine at the US Navy Undersea Medical Institute.

Dr Roos became a member of the IHF Governing Council in November 2021.