Dan Poenaru

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Dan Poenaru
Professor, McGill University
Dan Poenaru

Dan Poenaru is a professor of pediatric surgery at McGill University and a senior scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center in Montreal, Canada. He has earned master’s degrees in Health Professions Education and International Development, and a doctorate in Health Strategy and Management. He is a FRQS and CIHR funded investigator in patient-centered surgical care, head of the McGill CommiSur Lab, director of the Jean-Martin Laberge Fellowship in Global Pediatric Surgery and founding member of the Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery (GICS). His current areas of academic interest are technology-assisted surgical communication and medical education including AI, VR, and digital health devices, patient-centered surgical care, and developing global surgical research capacity.