Dr Edgar Chedrawy
MD, MSc, MHA, CPE, FRCSC, FACS, FAAPL
Head, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Nova Scotia Health Authority
Associate Professor of Surgery and Health Administration, Dalhousie University
Edgar George completed the combined BSc (Med) / MD program at Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada in 1997, he trained in Cardiac Surgery at the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC. During residency, Dr. Chedrawy completed a Master’s of Science (MSc) in Experimental Surgery, in the McGill Surgeon-Scientist training program, under the direction of Dr. Ray Chiu. After becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in Cardiac Surgery, he pursued an advanced fellowship in heart and lung transplantation as well as mechanical circulatory support at Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA, USA with Drs Bruce Reitz and Phil Oyer. In 2004, Dr. Chedrawy began practice, at Northshore University Health System in Evanston, IL, as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University. In 2007, he was recruited to the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) to lead both the advanced aortic surgery and heart failure programs. In 2008, Chedrawy received the Alley-Sheridan award, from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), to complete the Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University. In 2011, UIC promoted Dr. Chedrawy to Associate Professor of Surgery (with tenure). During his 10 years at UIC, Chedrawy served as Medical Director for Cardiothoracic Surgery and Vice-Chairman of Department of Surgery (Quality and Education) at Tenet Healthcare Weiss Hospital. With his completion of a Master’s in Health Administration (MHA) at the UIC School of Public Health in 2012, he subsequently pursued Certified Physician Executive (CPE) certification before moving home to Nova Scotia in May 2017. Chedrawy currently practices at Queen Elisabeth II Health Sciences Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia and is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Health Administration at Dalhousie University. Dr. Chedrawy was promoted to Head, Division of Cardiac Surgery, at Nova Scotia Health Authority in November 2018. Chedrawy’s clinical career has focused on minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery (including robotic-assisted lung resections and transcatheter valve therapeutics) and cardiac surgery for advanced heart failure including heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support. Academically, his primary focus has been medical education, at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels, for surgery training programs. Chedrawy’s research has focused on healthcare team design / dynamics, collaborative care and innovations in healthcare services delivery. Administratively, he has served in leadership roles with regard to medical staff issues, medical education, Quality and Patient Safety, as well as physician practice management and strategic planning for surgical programs. Dr. Chedrawy currently serves on the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Workforce for Patient Safety and functions as a Cohort Leader for CPE Certification by the American Association for Physician Leadership. Chedrawy became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 2008 and a Fellow of the American Association for Physician Leadership in 2021.