Atif Hussain, M.D.
Atif Hussain knew from a very young age that he wanted to become a physician. A native of Canada, he also had a desire to serve in the military. So while studying medicine, he joined the Canadian Army.
He received a B.S.C. degree from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. He then entered the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto to pursue his medical degree. He spent each summer during his medical school years training for military service.
After receiving his M.D. with honors, he completed an Internship at St. Michael’s Hospital/University of Toronto. He then went on to serve as an Army medical officer for the National defense Medical Center in Ottawa, Ontario. There he worked in the cardiopulmonary unit, which sparked his interest in becoming a cardiologist.
After serving three years in the Army, Dr. Hussain moved to the United States in 1996 to continue his postgraduate education at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. At Loyola, he completed a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology.