Canadian Medical Association

Sherbrooke, PQ; University of Ottawa, 1963; gastroenterology; past president, Quebec Medical Association and Canadian Medical Association. Died Sept. 12, 2021, aged 83. Survived by 3 children and 5 grandchildren. “Dr. Haddad was a well-known and valued physician in the Eastern Townships who provided compassionate and confident care to his patients. He has left his mark on the Canadian medical community through his involvement and support, both within his profession and in advocating for patient care. He practised gastroenterology at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke from 1969 to 2008. He also served as a professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the Université de Sherbrooke, where he contributed to the training of several generations of doctors from 1969 to 2004. As well, he was vice-dean for professional and student activities in the Faculty of Medicine from 1982-92. Dr. Haddad served as president of the Quebec Medical Association from 1997-99, and a highlight of his medical career was his service as president of the Canadian Medical Association in 2001-02.” When he assumed the CMA presidency in 2001, he told CMAJ: “Today the CMA is quoted and our positions are referred to with great regularity in both the national media and the House of Commons. We have become the ‘go-to’ organization for national media when it comes to health-policy issues, and this in turn means that we have a major responsibility to both the country and the profession.”

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