Teodor Grantcharov


Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Research Programs


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, Grantcharov, TP, Sweet, RM, Korndorffer, JR Jr, Pedowitz, RA, Roberts, PL et al.. Simulation-based summative assessments in surgery. Surgery. 2016; :. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2016.03.030. PubMed PMID:27206332 .
  2. 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 .
  3. 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. 2016; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2016.03.003. PubMed PMID:27137666 .
  4. Shore, EM, Grantcharov, TP, Husslein, H, Shirreff, L, Dedy, NJ, McDermott, CD et al.. Validating a standardized laparoscopy curriculum for gynecology residents: a randomized controlled trial. Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 2016; :. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2016.04.037. PubMed PMID:27131588 .
  5. Louridas, M, Szasz, P, de Montbrun, S, Harris, KA, Grantcharov, TP. International assessment practices along the continuum of surgical training. Am. J. Surg. 2016; :. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2015.12.017. PubMed PMID:27018078 .
  6. Szasz, P, Louridas, M, de Montbrun, S, Harris, KA, Grantcharov, TP. Consensus-based training and assessment model for general surgery. Br J Surg. 2016; :. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10103. PubMed PMID:27005690 .
  7. de Montbrun, S, Satterthwaite, L, Grantcharov, TP. Setting pass scores for assessment of technical performance by surgical trainees. Br J Surg. 2016;103 (3):300-6. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10047. PubMed PMID:26661898 .
  8. Bhatti, JA, Nathens, AB, Thiruchelvam, D, Grantcharov, T, Goldstein, BI, Redelmeier, DA et al.. Self-harm Emergencies After Bariatric Surgery: A Population-Based Cohort Study. JAMA Surg. 2016;151 (3):226-32. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2015.3414. PubMed PMID:26444444 .
  9. Shore, EM, Lefebvre, GG, Husslein, H, Bjerrum, F, Sorensen, JL, Grantcharov, TP et al.. Designing a Standardized Laparoscopy Curriculum for Gynecology Residents: A Delphi Approach. J Grad Med Educ. 2015;7 (2):197-202. doi: 10.4300/JGME-D-14-00548.1. PubMed PMID:26221434 PubMed Central PMC4512789.
  10. Husslein, H, Shirreff, L, Shore, EM, Lefebvre, GG, Grantcharov, TP. The Generic Error Rating Tool: A Novel Approach to Assessment of Performance and Surgical Education in Gynecologic Laparoscopy. J Surg Educ. ;72 (6):1259-65. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2015.04.029. PubMed PMID:26111823 .
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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