Canadian Thoracic Surgeon, Sean Grondin, dies at 56

Sean Grondin was a Regent and Canadian Thoracic Surgeon. He was a genuine kind and thoughtful leader who was deeply committed to surgical workforce planning and physician wellness.

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Dr. Sean Grondin, a Canadian Thoracic Surgeon, and Regent passed away at the age of 56.

The College announces the tragic death of Regent Sean C. Grondin, MD, MPH, FRCSC, FACS, at the age of 56 with great grief.

Other information about his passing is still a mystery.

Personal Life

Sean Grondin was a loving husband, and the father of two kids his wife’s identity remains unknown.

Sean Grondin was a highly accomplished cardiothoracic surgeon with experience in minimally invasive thoracic surgery and thoracic cancer from the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary.

He received his education and professional experience both in the US and Canada, including at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, Harvard University in Boston, MA, University of Pittsburgh, PA, and Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS. He was a very polite and considerate leader who was enthusiastic about physician health and surgical workforce planning.

Sean Grondin was dedicated to advancing the clinical, research, and leadership abilities of faculty members and trainees. He participated in the Finance Committee and Advisory Council for Cardiothoracic Surgery as a Regent.

Prior to that, Dr. Grondin served as a Specialty Society Governor (2018–2020), a member of the Member Services Pillar (2019–2020), and the Workgroup for Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards on the Board of Governors (2019-2020).

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He served as the Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ most recent president as well as the Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgeons’ previous president.

Early Life

Sean Grondin was 56 years old at the time of his passing. He holds a British citizen and belongs to the white ethnicity.