Teodor Grantcharov

Dr. Teodor Grantcharov is a Staff Surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital and a Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto, where he holds the Keenan Chair in Surgery. He also holds a Canada Research Chair in Simulation and Surgical Safety. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Copenhagen, obtained a doctoral degree in Medical Sciences at the University of Aarhus in Denmark, and did a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Temple University School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, USA. His academic interest are minimally invasive surgery, surgical education and patient safety. He developed the OR black box, a system that collects a vast number of data from equipment, monitors, operating room doors, people movement… , intended to help us learn more about safety. But could it one day e.g. predict incision time and increase the concentration of the anesthetics just a few minutes prior to that? The OR black box: building the road to autopilot.