Dr. Michael Gardam is a program director for the Schulich Executive Education and a medical director at Women’s College Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital. His clinical work focuses on the care of patients with tuberculosis. Since 2015, he has also served in the leadership role of Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee and a member of the Board of Directors for UHN. In addition to his medical roles, Dr. Gardam is also an associate professor of medicine at the University of Toronto, an instructor for the Physician Leadership Institute of Joule and program director of the Healthcare Leadership Development Program with the Schulich Executive Education Centre at York University. He has more than 100 scientific publications to his name.
Previously chief of staff at Humber River Hospital and the medical director of Infection Prevention and Control at the University Health Network (UHN), Dr. Gardam put into place a world-renowned Infection Prevention and Control program. He has consulted for international organizations in complex healthcare environments, with the goal of driving change and helping to uncover innovative solutions to medical challenges. Some of his clients have included the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, Irish Health Services Executive and the Maryland Patient Safety Center.
He obtained his medical education at McGill University, following it up with sub-specialty training in Infectious Diseases. He holds an MSc in Health Administration, Health Policy, Management and Evaluation from the University of Toronto.