Born and raised in Halifax Nova Scotia, Dr. Anthony Habib finished an undergraduate degree with Honors in Kinesiology at Dalhousie University before pursuing a career in medicine. In 2009, he attended the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain) and graduated with MB BCh BAO as an IMG in 2014.
Being an IMG was truly an experience that he will never forget. “I had an excellent education and learned a lot about the Irish medical system and how it compares to the Canadian medical system.” During those five years in medicine, Dr. Habib spent the majority of his summers doing electives in the field of orthopaedics, a surgical specialty that interested him the most from day one. He was able to do electives in all of the schools in Ontario including McMaster University and was chosen as one of the IMGs in 2014 in the field of orthopaedic surgery.
Orthopaedic surgery was the only specialty where he found himself always facing new challenges whether it was in the operating room or during clinics. Furthermore, he found that the orthopaedic surgery program at McMaster was the most challenging because it incorporates the evidence-based component. This component plays a major role in the post-graduate training program here at McMaster and creates an environment which ensures that the latest treatment options can be offered to patients. It is recognized as one of the most innovative research-based approaches to surgery and he feels privileged and honored to be a part of such a great program.
To go along with this philosophy of evidence-based medicine, he is currently pursuing a research project, which deals with epidemiology and orthopaedic surveys. His future goals are to pursue a fellowship in sports and arthroplasty in an academic center where he can continue his research goals as well. Outside of the hospital, basketball and sports are his main interests and hobbies. He believes that living an active and healthy lifestyle only helps to set higher expectations for yourself and allows for a healthy self-driven attitude which is easily translated into the field of surgery.