Appointment of Dr. Babar Haroon, Associate Dean

On behalf of the Faculty of Medicine, I am pleased to announce that Dr. Babar Haroon has been appointed Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME), for a five-year term, effective July 1, 2022.

Dr. Haroon is an Associate Professor cross-appointed in the Department of Critical Care and the Division of General Internal Medicine at Dalhousie University. He completed a Master’s in Education at Acadia University and has a strong interest in medical education, formerly holding the position of Program Director of the Adult Critical Care Subspecialty Training Program. He developed the simulation education program in the Department of Medicine, and as the Medical Director of Learning for the QEII Simulation Program, guided simulation delivery at the QEII with an interprofessional lens in a distributed environment. 

Nationally, Dr. Haroon serves as the education director for the Canadian Critical Care Society and as a member on the education committee for the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine. At the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada he serves as a national examiner in Internal Medicine and in his role as a surveyor, has been part of numerous postgraduate accreditation visits. 

Dr. Haroon has been recognized for his excellence in teaching by numerous awards at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in both Internal Medicine and Critical Care. 

As Associate Dean, PGME, Dr. Haroon will provide strategic and administrative leadership in the Faculty of Medicine for postgraduate (residency) programs of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He will provide academic leadership and management oversight of the development and delivery of the curriculum, assessment, and evaluation of all residency programs. 

In announcing Dr. Haroon’s appointment, we would like to thank Dr. Andrew Warren for his outstanding contributions to the Faculty of Medicine as Associate Dean, PGME, over his two terms. He has been an exceptional leader and trusted teacher, and we are so grateful to have had him serve in the position for 10 years. 

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Haroon on his appointment. 

Dr. David Anderson

Dean, Faculty of Medicine