- Director, Clinical Processes, TECHNA Institute
- Division Head, General Internal Medicine, UHN/MSH
- Executive Director, Centre for Innovation in Complex Care (CICC)
Howard Abrams, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Howard Abrams is co-founder and current Director of the Centre for Innovation in Complex Care (CICC) and is the Director, Clinical Integration, with TECHNA. He is also the Division Head of General Internal Medicine for the University Health Network, and for Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Abrams received a BSc in Engineering from the University of Guelph and his MD from McMaster University. He obtained his specialty certificate in Internal Medicine (FRCPC) while at Toronto General Hospital, and trained in Clinical Epidemiology both at McMaster and the University of Toronto. His expertise is in leveraging his over 30 years on the front-line of clinical care with his experience in optimizing processes to achieve successful integration of innovative solutions into the clinical environment. He has been the physician lead on a number of innovations at UHN including the ED-GIM Re-Design project, and one of the first successful introductions of Computer Physician Order Entry (CPOE) at a major academic hospital in North America.