Habibat A. Garuba, MD, FRCPC, BScPhm (Hons)

Ottawa, ON | @DrHGaruba

Lead Cardiologist, Cardio-Obstetrics Clinic
The Ottawa Hospital
Clinician Member, Women's Heart Health Clinic
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Ottawa, ON | @DrHGaruba

CWHHA member since 2021 


Dr. Habibat Garuba is a Cardiologist at The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. She is also appointed as an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine.


Dr. Habibat Garuba graduated from the University of Toronto Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (First Class Honours). She became a licensed pharmacist prior to her entry into medical school. She graduated from medical school at Queen’s University in 2012 with the Medal in Internal Medicine. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Ottawa in 2015 where she served as Chief Medicine Resident from 2014-2015 and won the CanMEDS Communicator Award in 2014. She subsequently completed a fellowship in Adult Cardiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in 2018 followed by a fellowship in Adult Echocardiography (Level III) at the Heart Institute in 2019. She joined the Division of Cardiology in 2019.  

Research & Clinical Interests

Dr. Garuba’s areas of interest are in echocardiography, cardio-oncology, cardiac disease in women, particularly in pregnancy, and global health cardiology/cardiac disease management in resource limited settings.  

Appointments & Affiliations  

Cardiologist and Echocardiographer  
Cardio-Obstetrics Clinic, TOH General Campus
Cardio-Oncology Referral Clinic (CORC), TOH General Campus  
Women’s Heart Health Clinic, University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine