St. Michael's HospitalGeneral Surgery - Minimally Invasive Surgery
Site Director: Teodor Grantcharov, M.D., FRCSC, FACS
Division of General Surgery
St. Michael's Hospital
30 Bond St. 16CC-056
Toronto, ON M5W 1W8
Tel: 416 864-5748
Fax: 416 864-5343
St. Michael’s Hospital is a world-renowned academic health science centre. Every year, our 4,800 staff and 600 physicians teach 1,800 students, perform 25,000 day surgeries, treat 600,000 patients in clinics, see 54,000 patients in the emergency room and provide round-the-clock care to 24,000 inpatients. It is the designated adult trauma centre for downtown Toronto and a major referral centre for Ontario.
Our therapeutic endoscopy unit is one to the largest teaching and research facilities in Canada. We diagnose and treat complex digestive conditions and perform endoscopies for cancer prevention. There are eight procedure rooms equipped with state-of-the-art video equipment. Our staff includes 11 endoscopy physicians, 26 registered nurses, six reprocessing specialists and three receptionists. We perform over 14,000 procedures every year.
MIS fellows will be under the guidance of Dr Grantcharov. Several other general surgeons perform a wide variety of MIS procedures including solid organ, colorectal, and hernia, and the fellow will have the opportunity to work with them as well. The clinical activity of the fellows will typically involve 3 OR days/week, at least ½ day in clinics, and some endoscopy time. Fellows will be expected to cover call at the staff level, with the resident house staff (typically PGY3 level). Fellows will attend all educational activities and rounds within the division of general surgery.
Dr. Teodor Grantcharov, M.D., FRCSC, FACS
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Dr Grantcharov completed his medical school at Plovdiv Medical University, Bulgaria. He did a general surgical residency at Copenhagen University, Denmark, followed by a minimally invasive surgery fellowship at West Penn Hospital, Temple University School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, USA. He is a recent addition at St Michael’s hospital, with both clinical and academic interests. His MIS practice focuses on both benign and malignant upper GI surgery. His research interests are in the area of surgical education and simulation.