Beverley Catharine (Cathy) Craven

Cathy Craven, BA, MD, FRCPC, MSc, FASIA, FCAHS

Cathy Craven is the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute/ University of Toronto Chair in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Rehabilitation, Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Medical Director of the Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Program and Senior Scientist at KITE Research Institute within University Health Network. Dr Craven is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and a Fellow of the American Spinal Injury Association.  

Dr Craven's   clinical and research expertise in health services and medical rehabilitation after Spinal Cord Injury.  She Chair's the Canadian SCI - Rehabilitation Association (  Dr Craven is the Quality Lead for the Ontario SCI Implementation and Evaluation Quality Care Consortium ( implementing indicators of quality care across Canada. She is Co-Primary Investigator for the Can-SCIP guidelines ( Dr. Craven’s research redefines patients’ experiences with common health conditions that come after a spinal cord injury, helping them avoid or better manage heart disease, diabetes and fracture.   Dr Craven leads UHN's Pride in Patient Engagement in Research initiative and KITE's central recruitment process with vision and tenacity. She has published over 200 articles on related topics and obtained  24M CAD in research funding as a primary investigator. (ORCID 0000-0001-8234-6803).


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