Dr. Haaland was born in Sudbury, Ontario. He attended University of Guelph, where he did a BSc in Biomedical Sciences and an MSc in Nutritional Sciences. He then went on to do his MD at Dalhousie University. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at McMaster University, followed by a combined fellowship in Allergy and Immunology/Rheumatology, and then the Geoff Carr Lupus Fellowship. He now resides in beautiful Shanty Bay with his wife and 3 sons and practices in Barrie. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at McMaster University and Assistant Professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in Sudbury.