College of Medicine


Dr. Haddad received his B.Sc. from Tichreen University in Syria in 1980 and graduated from Medical School at Tichreen University in 1983. 

Following a family medicine practice in Syria, Dr. Haddad immigrated to Canada and trained in Internal Medicine at Dalhousie University and successfully completed his Cardiology training at the University of Alberta.

In July 1997, Dr. Haddad joined the Division of Cardiology, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and was Medical Director of the Heart Transplant Program and Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.

In September 2001, Dr. Haddad joined the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, serving as professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology. He also served as the Director of the Heart Failure Program, and Medical Director of Heart Transplant Program from 2001 to 2014. He was also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University in Ottawa from 2003 to 2016.

He was a member of the Panel of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society’s consensus conferences on the management of heart failure (2001-2016), on heart transplantation in adults (2003) and on heart transplantation in pediatrics (2005). He also chaired the society’s consensus conference for heart transplant in 2008. He also served as Chair of the Board of Directors to the Canadian Heart Failure Society from April 2015 to November 2016.

Dr Haddad has earned numerous prestigious awards, namely the Anemia Institute for Research Education Award in 2004,  the First Award Prize in the International Competition of the American College of Physicians in 2000, and the Canadian Heart Failure Network Excellence Award in 2011. 

In 2016, Dr. Haddad and his family relocated to Saskatoon, Sask. where he leads the Department of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan (USask). He is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Medicine, Provincial Head, Medicine and the Louis Horlick Chair in Medicine.

In 2023, Dr. Haddad was appointed to the Order of Canada in recognition of his contributions to the medical field through his work at Ottawa Heart Institute and USask. 


  • July 1996 - June 1997 - Cardiology Chief Resident, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • July 1995 - June 1996 - Cardiology Resident, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • July 1992 - June 1995 - Internal Medicine Resident, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • July 1991 - June 1992 - Rotating Internship, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
  • December 1983 - M.D. - Tichreen University, Syria
  • June 1980 - B.Sc. - Tichreen University, Syria

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