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Donald Redelmeier

Senior Core Scientist (Full Status) ICES Central Populations & Public Health Research Program


Donald Redelmeier, a senior scientist at ICES, received his medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1984. He completed postgraduate training in internal medicine and obtained a master's degree in health services research as a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar at Stanford University in 1989. His research spans a variety of areas, emphasizing the psychology of medical decision-making and the epidemiology of motor vehicle trauma. Dr. Redelmeier has published over 200 articles in the scientific medical literature. Some of his notable papers include “Association between cellular-telephone calls and motor vehicle collisions” (N Engl J Med 1997), “Survival in Academy Award-winning actors and actresses” (Ann Intern Med 2001), and “Physician warnings for unfit drivers and the risk of trauma from a road crash” (N Engl J Med 2012). Dr. Redelmeier serves as Canada Research Chair in Medical Decision Sciences; professor of medicine at the University of Toronto; director of clinical epidemiology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; and staff physician in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Sunnybrook Hospital.

  • FACP
  • MSHSR, Stanford University
  • MD, University of Toronto
  • Health services research
  • Accidents
  • Patient safety
  • Transplantation
  • Staff Physician, Division of General Internal Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Senior Scientist, Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Canada Research Chair in Medical Decision Sciences
  • CMAJ Governance Council member

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