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. van Dalen, ASHM, van Haperen, M, Swinkels, JA, Grantcharov, TP, Schijven, MP. Development of a Model for Video-Assisted Postoperative Team Debriefing. J Surg Res. 2020;257 :625-635. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2020.07.065. PubMed PMID:32950906 .
  2. Sharma, S, Grantcharov, T, Jung, JJ. Non-technical skills and device-related interruptions in minimally invasive surgery. Surg Endosc. 2020; :. doi: 10.1007/s00464-020-07962-1. PubMed PMID:32886238 .
  3. Ayas, S, Gordon, L, Donmez, B, Grantcharov, T. The effect of intraoperative distractions on severe technical events in laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Surg Endosc. 2020; :. doi: 10.1007/s00464-020-07878-w. PubMed PMID:32813059 .
  4. Armstrong, BA, Gordon, L, Grantcharov, TP, Palter, VN. The importance of feedback for surgical teams during the COVID-19 pandemic. Br J Surg. 2020; :. doi: 10.1002/bjs.11853. PubMed PMID:32725824 .
  5. 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.
  6. McKechnie, T, Levin, M, Zhou, K, Freedman, B, Palter, VN, Grantcharov, TP et al.. Virtual Surgical Training During COVID-19: Operating Room Simulation Platforms Accessible From Home. Ann Surg. 2020;272 (2):e153-e154. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003999. PubMed PMID:32675522 PubMed Central PMC7268842.
  7. Jung, JJ, Jüni, P, Gee, DW, Zak, Y, Cheverie, J, Yoo, JS et al.. Development and Evaluation of a Novel Instrument to Measure Severity of Intraoperative Events Using Video Data. Ann Surg. 2020;272 (2):220-226. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003897. PubMed PMID:32675485 .
  8. Doyen, B, Gordon, L, Soenens, G, Bacher, K, Vlerick, P, Vermassen, F et al.. Introduction of a surgical Black Box system in a hybrid angiosuite: Challenges and opportunities. Phys Med. 2020;76 :77-84. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmp.2020.06.013. PubMed PMID:32615511 .
  9. Saun, TJ, Grantcharov, TP. Development of the User Experience (UX) and Video Quality Evaluation (VQE) Instruments for Assessment of Intraoperative Video Capture Technology. J Surg Educ. 2020; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2020.06.011. PubMed PMID:32600890 .
  10. Jung, JJ, Jüni, P, Gee, DW, Zak, Y, Cheverie, J, Yoo, JS et al.. Development and Evaluation of a Novel Instrument to Measure Severity of Intraoperative Events Using Video Data. Ann Surg. 2020; :. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003897. PubMed PMID:32511124 .
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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