About Dr. Robin Boushey
Dr. Boushey was born in Ottawa and received his undergraduate, medical degree, and general surgery residency training at the University of Toronto. During his residency, he also completed a PhD focusing on the biologic actions of glucagon-like peptide-2 at the Institute of Medical Science and the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto.
After his residency, he completed a Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at The Centre for Minimally Invasive Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto. This was followed by additional training in colon and rectal surgery at the Lahey Clinic in Boston, Massachusetts in 2004.
In 2005, he joined the University of Ottawa where he also served as the Research Director for the Division of General Surgery at the University of Ottawa for a decade.
He is an investigator with the Ottawa Health Research Institute (OHRI) and heads up a research team whose major interests are in outcomes and health services related research.
Dr. Boushey’s main interests focus on all types of colorectal diseases such as colon and rectal cancer, hemorrhoids, fissures, pilonidal abscesses, fistula-in-ano and anal cancer. He performs diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopies and sees many patients for endoscopic removal of large colonic polyps and tumours. Patients are offered state of the art surgical techniques including Minimally Invasive (“keyhole”) Surgery (MIS), Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEMS), and combined laparoscopic and endoscopic resection. Several of the procedures can be performed with incision < 5 cm or in some cases with no abdominal incisions.
Dr. Boushey has numerous peer-reviewed publications and is actively involved in continuing minimally invasive surgery training, education and research.
He is the Principal Investigator for several peer-reviewed grants. He sits on numerous national and international committees including the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS).
He has authored several invited book chapters and has co-edited 2 textbooks. He also sits on the Standards and Best Practices Committee of the ASCRS and is involved in the development of various practice parameters that influence how colorectal surgery is practiced across North America and Europe.