Diseases of the Colon and Rectum


Dr. Boushey has been appointed as Royal College of Canada examiner for graduating general surgery residents in May 2017

In addition, he is one of four invited international panelists to present and participate in the  "Improving Rectal Cancer Quality of Care  Symposium" held at The American Society of Colorectal Surgery Tripartite World Scientific Meeting, Seattle, WA June 2017.

Dr. Boushey is a Medical Director at Ottawa Gastrointestinal Institute - a new innovative way of providing highest quality of care and quick access to patients with gastrointestinal disease.

He is also a Medical Director at Colorectal Cancer Assessment Centre, The Ottawa Hospital.

Dr. Boushey and his team are pleased to announce world wide launching of the Rectal Cancer Decision Aid Tool

This is an innovative and patient centred tool developed by Dr. Boushey’s research team at The Ottawa Hospital to improve patients’ knowledge and participation in the decision process related to rectal cancer.

Welcome to Dr. Robin Boushey's Website
Dr. Robin P Boushey, BSc, MD, PhD, CIP, FRCSC;
Dr. Robin Boushey

Colorectal and Minimally Invasive Surgeon • Director General Surgery Research • Investigator Ottawa Health Research Institute • Site Lead for Colorectal Cancer in the Champlain Region • Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Ottawa

The Ottawa Hospital has become a world-class centre of excellence in Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS). Dr. Robin Boushey is a colorectal surgeon and a minimally invasive surgeon at the Ottawa Hospital, General Campus. Dr. Robin Boushey’s main clinical interests focus on all types of colorectal diseases with an emphasis on minimally invasive surgery and colorectal cancer. He completed a MIS Fellowship at The Centre for Minimally Invasive Surgery in St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto. He acquired additional training in colon and rectal surgery at the Lahey Clinic in Boston, USA. He offers state of the art surgical techniques to patients, including MIS, Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEMS), and Hand-assisted Laparoscopic Surgery (HALS). He also performs diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopies and sees many patients for endoscopic removal of large colonic polyps and tumours.

Dr. Robin Boushey is a dynamic participant in multiple surgical societies. His contributions to the medical literature include 48 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 16 book chapters. He has made multiple presentations at national meetings. He educates students and residents on a daily basis. Dr. Robin Boushey currently holds 2 international patents under his name.


“Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) is becoming the gold standard in surgical care and the latest technology in the new operating suites helps The Ottawa Hospital and its physicians stay at the forefront of health care services."

- The Ottawa Hospital Reports