Dr. Teodor Grantcharov establishes research lab in surgical simulation and education at
St. Michael’s Hospital
Start of research into surgical curriculum design founded on evidence-based research
Adoption of new surgical curriculum at the University of Toronto surgical residency
Dr. Teodor Grantcharov and team formally explore OR Black Box concept
Collaborative design and implementation of 1st generation OR Black Box at St. Michael’s
Generic Error Rating Tool published in British Journal of Surgery serving as the foundation
for technical assessment of surgical teams
Start of collaborative research project in general surgery with our first European
collaborator Amsterdam Medical Centre (AMC) in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Development and implementation of perioperative nursing debriefing sessions
Start of a collaborative research project in general surgery with North York General Hospital in Toronto, Canada.
Start of a collaborative research project in general surgery with Humber River Hospital in Toronto, Canada
Expansion into Gynecologic surgery research at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada.
Start of a collaborative research project with The Ottawa Hospital in Ottawa, Canada.
Through the support of the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation, funding is secured to formally transition Dr. Teodor Grantcharov’s research lab into the International Centre for Surgical Safety.
Start of a collaborative research project and expansion into Vascular surgery with Ghent University Hospital in Ghent, Belgium.
Start of a collaborative research project and expansion into Urology with Long Island Jewish Health Medical Centre in New York City, United States.
Open surgery capture technology developed, piloted and evaluated at St. Michael’s Hospital.
Eye tracker technology to capture distractions in the operating room is developed, piloted, and evaluated at St. Michael's Hospital
The OR Black Box is introduced as a quality improvement initiative in United States hospitals across multiple states
The COVID Black Box is introduced and used to evaluate infectious risk and opportunities to protect staff and patients from COVID-19 infectious risk
The SIM Black Box is introduced in simulation centres at St. Michael's Hospital and St. Joseph's Health Centre
The OR Black Box is adopted as a quality improvement initiative by St. Michael's Hospital