Dan Poenaru, MA, MHPE, MD, PhD is a pediatric surgeon working at Montréal Children’s Hospital in Montreal, Canada. Following medical school in Toronto, he trained in general surgery at McGill University, then in pediatric surgery at the Université de Montreal. He has earned Masters degrees in Health Professions Education (University of Illinois in Chicago, IL) and International Development (William Carey International University, Pasadena, CA) and a doctorate in Health Strategy & Management (Erasmus University, Rotterdam). He has practiced academic surgery for 10 years in Kingston, Canada, then for 12 years in East Africa, and since 2015 in Montreal. His local responsibilities include divisional research director, trauma team activation lead, and director of the Jean-Martin Laberge Fellowship in Global Pediatric Surgery.
Research interests: patient-centered care, communication between families and surgical teams and within multi-professional teams, surgical simulation, artificial intelligence, global pediatric surgery, medical education, and faith issues in clinical practice.
An updated list of Dr. Poenaru's publications can be found on Google Scholar.