Peter Cram, MD, MBA

Peter Cram is a Senior Scientist with TGHRI, the Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Sinai Health System and University Health Network, and a Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto. A practicing General Internist, Dr. Cram’s research focuses on hospital care with respect to: 1) comparing healthcare utilization and outcomes between different developed countries; 2) disparities in outcomes and access to care; 3) how best to communicate treatment risks and benefits to patients and families. Dr. Cram has published more than 175 papers. His research has research has been published in NEJM, JAMA, BMJ, Annals of Internal Medicine and other high profile journals.


Dr. Cram’s research focuses on:

1) quality and cost in the areas of orthopaedic surgery and osteoporosis;
2) patient safety with a specific focus on insuring that test results are consistently communicated to patients; and
3) development of clinical decision aids that include personalized risk assessment.
JAMA. 2010 Nov 17;304(19):2129-36
Chan PS, Krumholz HM, Spertus JA, Jones PG, Cram P, Berg RA, Peberdy MA, Nadkarni V, Mancini ME, Nallamothu BK, American Heart Association National Registry of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (NRCPR) Investigators
Chest. 2011 Feb;139(2):279-88
Young LB, Chan PS, Cram P
Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2010 Nov;3(6):607-14
Girotra S, Lu X, Popescu I, Vaughan-Sarrazin M, Horwitz PA, Cram P
Arch Intern Med. 2010 Jul 26;170(14):1209-15
Popescu I, Nallamothu BK, Vaughan-Sarrazin MS, Cram P
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Jun;92(6):1353-61
Lu X, Hagen TP, Vaughan-Sarrazin MS, Cram P
BMC Health Serv Res. 2010;10:90
Cram P, Bayman L, Popescu I, Vaughan-Sarrazin MS, Cai X, Rosenthal GE
Am Heart J. 2010 Mar;159(3):477-83
Okrah K, Vaughan-Sarrazin M, Cram P
Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2009 May;2(3):221-7
Popescu I, Werner RM, Vaughan-Sarrazin MS, Cram P
Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2008 Nov;1(2):116-22
Nallamothu BK, Lu X, Vaughan-Sarrazin MS, Cram P


Director, Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital/UHN
Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Toronto
Professor (status only), Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), University of Toronto
Associate Member, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto
Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES)