Andrew Petrosoniak

MD, MSc (Med Ed), FRCPC



Dr. Andrew Petrosoniak is an emergency physician and trauma team leader at St. Michael’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He has completed a Master of Science in medical education where he focused on the use of in situ simulation (practice in the actual workplace) in procedural skill acquisition.

Dr. Petrosoniak’s field of research includes in situ simulation and simulation-based technical skill acquisition. His work focuses on usability testing and the identification of personnel- and systems-based safety threats within acute care medicine. He is the principal investigator of the TRUST study (Trauma Resuscitation Using in Situ simulation for Team Training) that includes a partnership with human factors experts to evaluate systems and processes during high-stakes trauma simulations.

Dr. Petrosoniak is the Co-Director of the Annual Critical Care Skills Course for the FRCP Emergency Medicine residents designed to enhance skill acquisition for rarely performed and high-stakes technical skills. He regularly lectures and instructs simulation sessions for the EM residency program.

He is an invited speaker both nationally and internationally on the topics of trauma, simulation and procedural skill acquisition.

Recent Publications

  1. Vieira, FN, Masy, V, LaRue, RJ, Laengert, SE, De Lannoy, CF, Rodrigues, A et al.. An Individual Barrier Enclosure Actively Removing Aerosols for Airborne Isolation: A Vacuum Tent. Respir Care. 2024;69 (4):395-406. doi: 10.4187/respcare.11094. PubMed PMID:38538026 PubMed Central PMC11108102.
  2. Naumann, DN, Bhangu, A, Brooks, A, Martin, M, Cotton, BA, Khan, M et al.. Novel Textbook Outcomes following emergency laparotomy: Delphi exercise. BJS Open. 2024;8 (1):. doi: 10.1093/bjsopen/zrad145. PubMed PMID:38284399 PubMed Central PMC10823418.
  3. Tran, A, Fernando, SM, Rochwerg, B, Hawes, H, Hameed, MS, Dawe, P et al.. Prognostic factors associated with risk of stroke following blunt cerebrovascular injury: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Injury. 2024;55 (3):111319. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2024.111319. PubMed PMID:38277875 .
  4. Sharif, S, Kang, J, Sadeghirad, B, Rizvi, F, Forestell, B, Greer, A et al.. Pharmacological agents for procedural sedation and analgesia in the emergency department and intensive care unit: a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomised trials. Br J Anaesth. 2024;132 (3):491-506. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2023.11.050. PubMed PMID:38185564 .
  5. Petrosoniak, A, Sherbino, J, Beardsley, T, Bonz, J, Gray, S, Hall, AK et al.. Are we talking about practice? A randomized study comparing simulation-based deliberate practice and mastery learning to self-guided practice. CJEM. 2023;25 (8):667-675. doi: 10.1007/s43678-023-00531-0. PubMed PMID:37326922 .
  6. Rotin, LE, Pavenski, K, Petrosoniak, A. Simulation-based medical education in transfusion medicine: Current state and future applications. Transfus Apher Sci. 2023;62 (1):103628. doi: 10.1016/j.transci.2022.103628. PubMed PMID:36586811 .
  7. Petrosoniak, A, Li, W, Hicks, C. Just the facts: massive hemorrhage protocol. CJEM. 2023;25 (2):115-117. doi: 10.1007/s43678-022-00423-9. PubMed PMID:36469240 .
  8. Petrosoniak, A, Pavenski, K, da Luz, LT, Callum, J. Massive Hemorrhage Protocol: A Practical Approach to the Bleeding Trauma Patient. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2023;41 (1):51-69. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2022.09.010. PubMed PMID:36424044 .
  9. Petrosoniak, A, Gabriel, J, Purdy, E. Stop asking if it works, start making it happen: exploring barriers to clinical event debriefing in the ED. CJEM. 2022;24 (7):673-674. doi: 10.1007/s43678-022-00396-9. PubMed PMID:36274091 .
  10. Truchot, J, Boucher, V, Li, W, Martel, G, Jouhair, E, Raymond-Dufresne, É et al.. Is in situ simulation in emergency medicine safe? A scoping review. BMJ Open. 2022;12 (7):e059442. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-059442. PubMed PMID:36219737 PubMed Central PMC9301797.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Emergency Physician & Trauma Team Leader, Department of Emergency Medicine, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto