Teodor Grantcharov


Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Research Programs


Dr. Teodor Grantcharov is a Staff Surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital and a Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto. He completed General Surgery residency at the University of Copenhagen, and a doctoral degree in Medical Sciences at the University of Aarhus in Denmark. He then completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Temple University School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, USA.

Dr. Grantcharov holds the Keenan Chair in Surgery, a Hospital-University named chair between St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto. He also holds a Canada Research Chair in Simulation and Surgical Safety. His clinical interest is the area of minimally invasive surgery, with a focus on foregut disease including cancer and revisional bariatric surgery. His area of academic interest is in the field of minimally invasive surgery, surgical education and patient safety. He has become internationally recognized as a leader in this area with a focus on curriculum design, assessment of competence and impact of surgical performance on clinical outcomes.

Dr. Grantcharov has more than 120 peer-reviewed publications and more than 130 invited presentations in Europe, South- and North America. He sits on numerous committees with The American College of Surgeons (ACS), The Society of the American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), and The Association for Surgical Education (ASE). He also sits on the Editorial Boards of The British Journal of Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy.

Recent Publications

  1. Boet, S, Etherington, N, Larrigan, S, Yin, L, Khan, H, Sullivan, K et al.. Measuring the teamwork performance of teams in crisis situations: a systematic review of assessment tools and their measurement properties. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018; :. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2018-008260. PubMed PMID:30309910 .
  2. Gordon, L, Austin, P, Rudzicz, F, Grantcharov, T. MySurgeryRisk and Machine Learning: A Promising Start to Real-time Clinical Decision Support. Ann. Surg. 2019;269 (1):e14-e15. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002877. PubMed PMID:30048316 .
  3. Jung, JJ, Jüni, P, Lebovic, G, Grantcharov, T. First-year Analysis of the Operating Room Black Box Study. Ann. Surg. 2018; :. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002863. PubMed PMID:29916872 .
  4. Goldenberg, MG, Lee, JY, Kwong, JCC, Grantcharov, TP, Costello, A. Implementing assessments of robot-assisted technical skill in urological education: a systematic review and synthesis of the validity evidence. BJU Int. 2018;122 (3):501-519. doi: 10.1111/bju.14219. PubMed PMID:29603869 .
  5. Fecso, AB, Kuzulugil, SS, Babaoglu, C, Bener, AB, Grantcharov, TP. Relationship between intraoperative non-technical performance and technical events in bariatric surgery. Br J Surg. 2018;105 (8):1044-1050. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10811. PubMed PMID:29601079 .
  6. Iwaya, Y, Rowsell, C, Grantcharov, T, Marcon, NE. Pedunculated polyp of the ileum protruding from a large diverticulum. Frontline Gastroenterol. 2018;9 (2):153. doi: 10.1136/flgastro-2017-100931. PubMed PMID:29588845 PubMed Central PMC5868448.
  7. Fecso, AB, Bhatti, JA, Stotland, PK, Quereshy, FA, Grantcharov, TP. Technical Performance as a Predictor of Clinical Outcomes in Laparoscopic Gastric Cancer Surgery. Ann. Surg. 2018; :. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002741. PubMed PMID:29578907 .
  8. Jung, JJ, Borkhoff, CM, Jüni, P, Grantcharov, TP. Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS): Critical appraisal of its measurement properties. Am. J. Surg. 2018;216 (5):990-997. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2018.02.021. PubMed PMID:29478826 .
  9. Goldenberg, MG, Grantcharov, TP. A Novel Method of Setting Performance Standards in Surgery Using Patient Outcomes. Ann. Surg. 2019;269 (1):79-82. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002562. PubMed PMID:29064892 .
  10. de Montbrun, S, Louridas, M, Szasz, P, Harris, KA, Grantcharov, TP. Developing the Blueprint for a General Surgery Technical Skills Certification Examination: A Validation Study. J Surg Educ. ;75 (2):344-350. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.08.007. PubMed PMID:28864267 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Staff Surgeon, Department of Surgery, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Keenan Chair in Surgery, St. Michael’s Hospital & University of Toronto
  • Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Canada Research Chair in Simulation and Surgical Safety