Teodor Grantcharov

MD, PhD, FACS

Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Research Programs

Biography

Dr. Teodor Grantcharov 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 is a staff surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital and a Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Grantcharov 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.

Dr. Grantcharov’s 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 sits on the Editorial Boards of The British Journal of Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy.

Recent Publications

  1. Szasz, P, Bonrath, EM, Louridas, M, Fecso, AB, Howe, B, Fehr, A et al.. Setting Performance Standards for Technical and Nontechnical Competence in General Surgery. Ann. Surg. 2016; :. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000001931. PubMed PMID:27753648 .
  2. Bjerrum, F, Strandbygaard, J, Rosthøj, S, Grantcharov, T, Ottesen, B, Sorensen, JL et al.. Evaluation of Procedural Simulation as a Training and Assessment Tool in General Surgery-Simulating a Laparoscopic Appendectomy. J Surg Educ. 2016; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2016.08.006. PubMed PMID:27717707 .
  3. Goldenberg, MG, Garbens, A, Szasz, P, Hauer, T, Grantcharov, TP. Systematic review to establish absolute standards for technical performance in surgery. Br J Surg. 2016; :. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10313. PubMed PMID:27686465 .
  4. Szasz, P, Louridas, M, Harris, KA, Grantcharov, TP. Strategies for increasing the feasibility of performance assessments during competency-based education: subjective and objective evaluations correlate in the operating room. Am. J. Surg. 2016; :. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.07.017. PubMed PMID:27634423 .
  5. Fecso, AB, Szasz, P, Kerezov, G, Grantcharov, TP. The Effect of Technical Performance on Patient Outcomes in Surgery: A Systematic Review. Ann. Surg. 2016; :. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000001959. PubMed PMID:27537534 .
  6. Louridas, M, Szasz, P, Montbrun, S, Harris, KA, Grantcharov, TP. Optimizing the Selection of General Surgery Residents: A National Consensus. J Surg Educ. 2016; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2016.06.015. PubMed PMID:27476793 .
  7. Wong-Chong, N, Kehlet, H, Grantcharov, TP. Outcomes From an Enhanced Recovery Program for Laparoscopic Gastric Surgery. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2016;26 (3):e50-5. doi: 10.1097/SLE.0000000000000277. PubMed PMID:27258917 .
  8. Szasz, P, Grantcharov, TP, Sweet, RM, Korndorffer, JR Jr, Pedowitz, RA, Roberts, PL et al.. Simulation-based summative assessments in surgery. Surgery. 2016;160 (3):528-35. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2016.03.030. PubMed PMID:27206332 .
  9. Boza, C, León, F, Buckel, E, Riquelme, A, Crovari, F, Martínez, J et al.. Simulation-trained junior residents perform better than general surgeons on advanced laparoscopic cases. Surg Endosc. 2016; :. doi: 10.1007/s00464-016-4942-6. PubMed PMID:27139703 .
  10. Fecso, AB, Bonrath, EM, Grantcharov, TP. Training in Laparoscopic Gastric Cancer Surgery in the Western World: Current Educational Practices, Challenges, and Potential Opportunities at a Large University Centre. J Surg Educ. ;73 (4):749-55. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2016.03.003. PubMed PMID:27137666 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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