Grantcharov, T.

Teodor Grantcharov, MD, PhD                      

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

Dr. Teodor Grantcharov

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Associate Professor, Surgery, University of Toronto

Scientist in the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital


Medical School:
Plovdiv Medical University, Bulgaria

Specialty Training:
Copenhagen University, Denmark

Fellowship Training:
West Penn Hospital, Temple University School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, USA

Clinical Focus:
Minimally Invasive Surgery, Upper GI Surgery

Academic Focus:
Surgical education, surgical simulation, assessment of technical skills, minimally invasive surgery


My research focuses on development, validation and implementation in practice of novel methods for training and assessment of surgical skills. The surgical skills lab at St. Michael's Hospital includes state-of-the-art virtual reality computer simulators and box-trainer modules for basic and advanced laparoscopic procedures. Our current activities aim at investigating the impact of evidence-based training curriculum on the quality and speed of skills acquisition in minimally invasive surgery.

I am currently supervising two PhD students, one at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and one at Aarhus University, Denmark. I am also co-supervsing a M.Ed. student at University of Toronto/OISE.

1. Member of the Educational Committee of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery
2. Member of European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons work group for evaluation and implementation of simulators in skills training programmes
3. Honorary Fellow in Surgery, Imperial College, London, UK