Dr. Hassan received his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal and his PhD from Dalhousie University’s Department of Medical Sciences. After the completion of a clinical research fellowship at East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine, where he focused on minimally invasive robotic cardiac surgery, Dr. Hassan returned to Canada in order to practice and teach in Saint John.
Dr. Hassan is also well-regarded as an academic researcher. He currently holds research grants from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation for the study of access to cardiovascular care and clinical outcomes.
In 2015, Dr. Hassan was recognized as New Brunswick’s health researcher of the year in recognition of his work concerning cardiovascular surgery outcomes. His research continues to analyze the impact of conditions like obesity and anxiety on surgical outcomes.