Andrew Petrosoniak

MD, MSc (Med Ed), FRCPC



Dr. Andrew Petrosoniak is an emergency physician and trauma team leader at St. Michael’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He has completed a Master of Science in medical education where he focused on the use of in situ simulation (practice in the actual workplace) in procedural skill acquisition.

Dr. Petrosoniak’s field of research includes in situ simulation and simulation-based technical skill acquisition. His work focuses on usability testing and the identification of personnel- and systems-based safety threats within acute care medicine. He is the principal investigator of the TRUST study (Trauma Resuscitation Using in Situ simulation for Team Training) that includes a partnership with human factors experts to evaluate systems and processes during high-stakes trauma simulations.

Dr. Petrosoniak is the Co-Director of the Annual Critical Care Skills Course for the FRCP Emergency Medicine residents designed to enhance skill acquisition for rarely performed and high-stakes technical skills. He regularly lectures and instructs simulation sessions for the EM residency program.

He is an invited speaker both nationally and internationally on the topics of trauma, simulation and procedural skill acquisition.

Recent Publications

  1. Petrosoniak, A, Fan, M, Hicks, CM, White, K, McGowan, M, Campbell, D et al.. Trauma Resuscitation Using in situ Simulation Team Training (TRUST) study: latent safety threat evaluation using framework analysis and video review. BMJ Qual Saf. 2020; :. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2020-011363. PubMed PMID:33097610 .
  2. Lawati, KA, Sharif, S, Maqbali, SA, Rimawi, HA, Petrosoniak, A, Belley-Cote, EP et al.. Efficacy and safety of tranexamic acid in acute traumatic brain injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized-controlled trials. Intensive Care Med. 2021;47 (1):14-27. doi: 10.1007/s00134-020-06279-w. PubMed PMID:33079217 .
  3. Nolan, B, Hicks, CM, Petrosoniak, A, Jung, J, Grantcharov, T. Pushing boundaries of video review in trauma: using comprehensive data to improve the safety of trauma care. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2020;5 (1):e000510. doi: 10.1136/tsaco-2020-000510. PubMed PMID:32685694 PubMed Central PMC7359065.
  4. Forristal, C, Russell, E, McColl, T, Petrosoniak, A, Thoma, B, Caners, K et al.. Simulation in the Continuing Professional Development of Academic Emergency Physicians: A Canadian National Survey. Simul Healthc. 2020; :. doi: 10.1097/SIH.0000000000000482. PubMed PMID:32675734 .
  5. Tran, A, Fernando, SM, Rochwerg, B, Vaillancourt, C, Inaba, K, Kyeremanteng, K et al.. Pre-arrest and intra-arrest prognostic factors associated with survival following traumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest - A systematic review and meta-analysis. Resuscitation. 2020;153 :119-135. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2020.05.052. PubMed PMID:32531405 .
  6. Brydges, R, Campbell, DM, Beavers, L, Khodadoust, N, Iantomasi, P, Sampson, K et al.. Lessons learned in preparing for and responding to the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic: one simulation's program experience adapting to the new normal. Adv Simul (Lond). 2020;5 :8. doi: 10.1186/s41077-020-00128-y. PubMed PMID:32514385 PubMed Central PMC7267752.
  7. Chaplin, T, McColl, T, Petrosoniak, A, Hall, AK. "Building the plane as you fly": Simulation during the COVID-19 pandemic. CJEM. 2020;22 (5):576-578. doi: 10.1017/cem.2020.398. PubMed PMID:32398190 PubMed Central PMC7261963.
  8. Hall, AK, Chaplin, T, McColl, T, Petrosoniak, A, Caners, K, Rocca, N et al.. Harnessing the power of simulation for assessment: Consensus recommendations for the use of simulation-based assessment in emergency medicine. CJEM. 2020;22 (2):194-203. doi: 10.1017/cem.2019.488. PubMed PMID:32209155 .
  9. Argintaru, N, Li, W, Hicks, C, White, K, McGowan, M, Gray, S et al.. An Active Shooter in Your Hospital: A Novel Method to Develop a Response Policy Using In Situ Simulation and Video Framework Analysis. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2020; :1-9. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2019.161. PubMed PMID:32146908 .
  10. Petrosoniak, A, Hicks, C, Barratt, L, Gascon, D, Kokoski, C, Campbell, D et al.. Design Thinking-Informed Simulation: An Innovative Framework to Test, Evaluate, and Modify New Clinical Infrastructure. Simul Healthc. 2020;15 (3):205-213. doi: 10.1097/SIH.0000000000000408. PubMed PMID:32039946 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Emergency Physician & Trauma Team Leader, Department of Emergency Medicine, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto