Dr. Michel Haddad
Originally from London, Ontario, Dr. Haddad completed his undergraduate education at Western University, then his medical school and surgical training at the University of Ottawa. He also underwent fellowship training in heart failure & heart/lung transplant surgery at the University of Maryland and completed further training in Critical Care Medicine at Western University in London, Ontario. Additionally, he holds a Masters of Science degree in Epidemiology from the University of Ottawa in addition to undergoing health leadership training at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
Prior to joining Bluewater Health, he was practicing as a Cardiac Surgeon and Interim Director of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
Dr. Haddad joined the medical staff at Bluewater Health in 2010 as the Medical Director of the Critical Care Program (2010-2016) and was also appointed as Interim Chief of Surgery and Interim Chief of Staff (2010-11). Dr. Haddad was later appointed as Chief of Professional Staff in December of 2015. He is currently a member of both the Resource Utilization and Audit Committee and the Quality Committee.
Dr. Haddad is a member of multiple medical societies including the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) and Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). He’s on Faculty at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine and serves as the Regional Academic Lead for the Lambton medicine academy. Dr. Haddad also has a long track record in research including multiple peer-reviewed scientific publications and book chapters in the fields of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Transplantation and Critical Care.
Dr. Haddad divides his time between medical practice and administrative duties and closely collaborates with the Executive Team and Board of Directors to support the hospital’s strategic mission of high quality, safe, and compassionate patient care.