BBDC Member Profile

Michael Fralick, MD, PhD, SM

New Department of Medicine faculty member, Dr. Michael Fralick is a board-certified General Internist in Canada and the United States. He works at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto as a Clinician Scientist where he attends on the General Internal Medicine inpatient service, and locums in The Sault Area Hospital in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. He is also an affiliated faculty member of the Program On Regulation Therapeutics And Law (PORTAL) at the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

He completed his medical degree and internal medicine residency training at the University of Toronto. He then completed a Master’s of Science in Clinical Epidemiology at Harvard University including a research fellowship in Pharmacoepidemiology at Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics and a fellowship in Health Policy with PORTAL. His PhD, completed at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Dr. Don Redelmeier, focused on the intersection between machine learning and pharmacoepidemiology. It utilized data from the United States to understand the safety and effectiveness of SGLT2 inhibitors for adults with diabetes.

Beginning September 1, 2019, his research time will be split between GEMINI ( and LKS-CHART ( where he plans to integrate pharmacoepidemiology with Machine Learning to understand the safety and effectiveness of medications for adults with diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Michael grew up in Scarborough and has two brothers, both of whom live in Toronto. His father (the real Doctor Fralick) continues to practice clinically at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. When Michael is not working, he can generally be found spending time with his family, golfing, or watching the Maple Leafs. His partner is a veterinarian, and they plan to open a diabetes clinic that specializes in care for humans and animals with diabetes (not actually).

Published September 16, 2019