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Veterans Program

Adina Weinerman

Affiliate scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room H4 64
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-5108
Fax: 416-480-4563


  • B.Sc. (Hons), 2005, psychology, Western University, Canada
  • MD, 2009, University of Toronto, Canada
  • FRCPC, 2013, internal medicine, U of T, Canada
  • MHSc, 2015, health administration, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Canada

Appointments and Affiliations:

Research Foci:

  • Quality improvement
  • Resource stewardship

Research Summary:

Dr. Weinerman’s research focuses on quality improvement and specifically resource stewardship. Areas of focus are education, implementation and evaluation of the Choosing Wisely Canada® recommendations.

She is the co-chair of the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine Choosing Wisely Committee and the physician lead of the Choosing Wisely at Sunnybrook Project Team. Dr. Weinerman works to implement and evaluate data-based resource stewardship recommendations to improve quality of care. In addition, she is working on educating trainees about resource stewardship, as it relates to communicating with patients and their families who request medically unnecessary tests or treatments.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

  1. Weinerman AS, Dhalla IA, Kiss A, Etchells EE, Wu RC, Wong BM. Frequency and clinical relevance of inconsistent code status documentation. J Hosp Med. 2015 Aug;10(8):491–6.
  2. UHN/MSH GIM/Geriatrics Publication of the week (May 2015). Accompanying Editorial: Rashmi KS, Anthony CB. Making progress with code status documentation. J Hosp Med. 2015 Aug;10(8):553–4.
  3. Bhatia RS, Ivers N, Condy XY, Myers D, Nesbitt G, Edwards J, Yared K, Wadhera R, Wu JC, Wong B, Hansen M, Weinerman A, Shadowitz S, Johri A, Farkouh M, Thavendiranathan P, Udell JA, Rambihar S, Chow CM, Hall J, Thorpe KE, Rakowski H, Weiner RB. Design and methods of the EchoWISELY (Will Inappropriate Scenarios for Echocardiography Lessen SignificantlY) study: An investigator-blinded randomized controlled trial of education and feedback intervention to reduce inappropriate echocardiograms. Am Heart J. 2015 Aug;170(2):202–9.
  4. Detsky ME, Ailon J, Weinerman AS, Amaral AC, Bell CM. A two-site survey of clinicians to identify practices and preferences of intensive care unit transfers to general medical wards. J Crit Care. 2014 Oct 30.

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