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Dr. Dan Poenaru

Dr. Dan Poenaru


Dr Poenaru is a paediatric surgeon working at Montréal Children’s Hospital in Canada. He has practiced academic surgery for 10 years in Kingston, Canada, then for 12 years in East Africa, before returning to Montréal in 2015.

Dr Poenaru’s current roles in Africa include: medical and education consultant for BethanyKids, Research Committee chair for the Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS), dean of Université Shalom Faculté de Medicine, director-at-large of the Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery (GICS) and educational consultant in Somaliland.

Dan and his wife Dita, who is a nursing clinician and educator, have two adult sons.

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