Dr. Lara Williams

Dr. Lara Williams
Dr. Lara Williams
Assistant Professor
Clinician Investigator - Clinical Epidemiology Program


The Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus, 737 Parkdale Ave
613-798-5555 ext. 13963

Administrative Assistants:
Amanda Robinson ([email protected])
Jennifer Cooper ([email protected])
Breanna Tink ([email protected])


Dr. Lara Williams is a dual fellowship trained colorectal and minimally invasive surgeon at The Ottawa Hospital. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Guelph.  Dr. Williams obtained her medical degree at the University of Western Ontario and was awarded the Medical Alumni Gold Medal.

Dr. Williams graduated from the General Surgery program at Dalhousie University in 2009.  During her residency she completed her Masters of Medical Sciences, investigating the molecular pathogenesis of esophageal adenocarcinoma.  She also successfully completed the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Clinician Investigator Program.

Dr. Williams has gone on to complete Fellowships in Colorectal Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Ottawa.  Dr. Williams had an academic surgical practice at Dalhousie University from 2011 to 2015 and joined the Department of Surgery at The Ottawa Hospital in August 2015. She is a member of a four-surgeon group practice model alongside Drs. Husein Moloo, Isabelle Raiche, and Reilly Musselman (The Ottawa Colorectal Group).

Dr. Williams’ clinical interests include the application of minimally invasive techniques to the surgical management of patients with colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and other benign colorectal diseases. Her research interests include clinical outcomes and health services – related research, with a focus on the development and implementation of models of surgical care to facilitate quality improvement initiatives in Colorectal Cancer.