Dr. David Higgins

President - St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Dr. David A. Higgins, MB, BSc, MRCPI, FRCPC, Dip, ABSM is currently President, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, a fully accredited Academic Health Science Centre with a budget in excess of $500M and a tripartite Mission of service, education and research affiliated with McMaster University.

Dr. Higgins is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine, McMaster University and is a Respirologist at the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health. He received his undergraduate medical training in Ireland and trained in Internal Medicine and Respirology in Ireland, the UK and at McMaster University. Following his fellowship training he was appointed as a consultant physician in the Sudbury Hospitals and came on staff at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and McMaster University in 1991.

Dr. Higgins has served as an Examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He has also served as a member of numerous provincial advisory groups, hospital and University committees. Prior to his appointment as President, Dr. Higgins held the positions of Chief, Department of Medicine and Chief of Staff at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.