Teodor Grantcharov, MD, PhD, FACS
Dr. Teodor Grantcharov completed his surgical training at the University of Copenhagen, and a doctoral degree in Medical Sciences at the University of Aarhus in Denmark.
Dr. Grantcharov is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto. He holds the Keenan Chair in Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and Canada Research Chair in Simulation and Surgical Safety.
Dr. Grantcharov’s clinical interest is the area of minimally invasive surgery, with a focus on foregut disease including cancer and bariatric surgery.
Dr. Grantcharov’s area of academic interest is in the field of surgical innovation, surgical education and patient safety. He has become internationally recognized as a leader in this area with his work on curriculum design, assessment of competence and impact of surgical performance on clinical outcomes. Dr. Grantcharov developed the surgical black box concept, which aims to transform the safety culture in medicine and introduce modern safety management systems in the high-risk operating room environment.
Dr. Grantcharov has more than 170 peer-reviewed publications and more than 180 invited presentations in Europe, South- and North America. He sits on the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and on numerous committees with Surgical Professional Societies in North America and Europe.
He sits on the Editorial Boards of the British Journal of Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy.