Dr. Michael Gardam
Healthcare, People Leadership
Dr. Michael Gardam is the Chief Executive Officer at Health PEI. He is a pioneer in using complex science-based approaches to improve patient safety, system transformation, staff engagement and other complex challenges. Michael has advised organizations in Canada and internationally, including the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, Hand Hygiene New Zealand, the Irish Health Services Executive and the Maryland Patient Safety Center, the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement as well as numerous hospitals across Canada.
His interest in physician leadership and organizational culture led him to become Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee at UHN (2015-2017) and Chief of Staff and Humber River Hospital in Toronto (2018-2020). He is currently Schulich ExecEd (York University, Schulich School of Business) Program Director of the Healthcare Leadership Development Program and an instructor for the Physician Leadership Institute of Joule (Canadian Medical Association).
As past Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at the University Health Network (2001-2016), past Director of Infectious Disease Prevention and Control at Public Health Ontario (2008 – 2010), and a former member of the Board at Infection Prevention and Control Canada (2009-2015), Michael has worked to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in healthcare settings and the community.
Michael is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and has published more than 120 scientific works. He holds Masters degrees from McGill University (Biochemistry) and the University of Toronto (Health policy, management and evaluation), and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in infectious diseases.