Michael W. Craige

Founder and Director

Michael W. Craige is the Founder and Director of the CiDrep SickKids Foundation. As a trained biomedical informaticist and entrepreneur, Michael brings a rich mix of experience to his role.

Throughout his career, Michael worked as a senior consultant and executive advisor at CiDrep Informatics, leveraging his unique background to develop strategies, operations, and informatics solutions for healthcare and life science organizations across the US and Canada. Building on this experience, and as a strong advocate for healthier and more equitable opportunities to support child health, in 2017, he founded CiDrep SickKids Foundation. The foundation is also planning to take on some of the toughest research challenges in child health as a research Institution.

Wayne graduate cum laude with distinction, with a Bachelors of Science in biomedical informatics from DeVry University, a masters in healthcare administration, policy, finance, and economics, from Keller Graduate School of Management, an MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and his Doctor of Philosophy in biomedical informatics, from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.



"I founded this philanthropy with a specific mission, ...to provide funds, to help sick kids get well and feel comfortable during difficult times, and as such my role is to set the vision to inspire the organization to achieve it. Furthermore, I am responsible for mission clarity, steering our strategy in the right direction, and ensuring there are sufficient resources to reach our goals."