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Michaela Cada

Title: Staff Physician, Division of Haematology/Oncology
Designations: MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MPH
Alternate Contact Name: Connie Grillo
Alternate Phone: 416-813-5977
Alternate Email:
U of T Positions: Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics


Dr. Michaela Cada completed her undergraduate and medical studies at the University of Ottawa. She then pursued General Paediatric and Paediatric Haematology/Oncology training at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), University of Toronto (U of T) and completed a Master in Public Health Degree with specialization in Clinical Epidemiology and Decision Analysis at the Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University. She obtained further training in education via the Education Scholars Program at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute in Toronto.

Dr. Cada worked as a Senior Clinical Trust Fellow in Paediatric Oncology at The Great Ormond Street Hospital, in London, UK, before accepting a staff position in Haematology/Oncology at the CHEO in Ottawa. She then relocated to Toronto and presently holds the position of Staff Physician in the Division of Haematology/Oncology at SickKids and is an Associate Professor of Paediatrics at U of T.


Dr. Cada's research interests include health outcomes of patients with inherited and acquired bone marrow failure and myelodysplastic syndrome and the standardization of care of benign haematology patients to improve quality of care and service delivery.

Education and experience


  • 2014–2016: Education Scholars Program – Certificate in Medical Education, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 2008–2009: Master of Public Health, Quantitative Methods Decision Analysis, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
  • 1998–2003: Doctorate of Medicine: Faculty of Medicine, Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • 1997–1998: Bachelor of Science, Honours physiology: Magna Cum Laude, Faculty of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada 
  • 1993–1997: Bachelor of Science, Concentration biochemistry: Magna Cum Laude, Faculty of Biochemistry, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Postgraduate, Research and Specialty Training 

  • 2006–2009: Fellowship in Haematology/Oncology: SickKids, Toronto, ON, Canada 
  • 2003–2006: Residency in General Paediatrics: SickKids, Toronto, ON, Canada

Qualifications, Certifications and Licenses 

  • 2011–Present: Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCP(C)) in Paediatric Haematology/Oncology
  • 2011–Present: Fellow of the American Academy of Paediatrics (FAAP) in Paediatric Haematology/Oncology 
  • 2007–Present: Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCP(C)) in General Paediatrics – Id# 689267
  • 2007–Present: Fellow of the American Academy of Paediatrics (FAAP) in General Paediatrics – Id# 667652
  • 2003–Present: College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario – Id# 79023
  • 2003–Present: Canadian Medical Protection Association – Id# 20014994
  • 1998–Present: Ontario Medical Association – Id# 0764944


  • 2014: ASH Abstract Achievement Award
  • 2014: Best Abstract Award: Haematology Section Research Day, Division of Haematology/Oncology, Toronto, ON
  • 2013: Trainee Award


  • Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplasia Association (AAMDS) of Canada 
  • Fanconi Anemia Research Fund 
  • C17 Research Network 
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