December 19, 2007
Michael Gardam is Director of the Infection Prevention and Control Unit and Medical Director of the Tuberculosis Clinic at the University Health Network. He is also Assistant Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Gardam completed his undergraduate degree, Master’s degree, and medical school training at McGill University and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Infectious Diseases in 1998. In 2003, he completed a second Master’s degree in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Gardam has acted as a consultant on infection control issues such as SARS, tuberculosis, and C. difficile, at the provincial, national and international level. Within Ontario, he has helped a number of hospitals control outbreaks and develop their infection control programs.
Dr. Gardam’s research interests include the molecular and clinical epidemiology of hospital-acquired infections and tuberculosis, as well as health policy and program evaluation.