Wylam Faught is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chair of the Royal College Specialty Committee in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Network for International Surgery and a member of the Cancer Care Ontario Gynecologic Cancer Advisory Committee.
Wylam graduated from Sir Winston Churchill High School in Calgary, attended the University of Calgary from 1979-1982, and completed a Bachelor of Medical Science in 1984 and a Doctor of Medicine in 1986 at the University of Alberta. After a rotating internship at the Toronto East General Hospital, he spent a year in family practice in Penetanguishene, Ontario.
In 1992 Wylam completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Ottawa, followed by a 2-year Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Manitoba. From 1994 - 2002, Wylam was an attending physician at the Ottawa Hospital and Cancer Centre, and a faculty member at the University of Ottawa where he was also an Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program Director and Gynecologic Oncology Clinical Trials Coordinator. In 2001 he completed the Educational Scholars Program with the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO).
From 2002 to 2007 he was Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alberta, Chief of Women’s Health, Royal Alexandra Hospital, physician lead in the design and functional planning for the Lois Hole Hospital for Women and collaborator with the Department of Pediatrics in the establishment of the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute.
From 2007 to 2012 Wylam was also Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Ottawa, and Chief of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Newborn Care at The Ottawa Hospital. Additionally, from 2010-2012, he was the regional obstetrics and medical lead for the newly-established Champlain Maternal-Newborn Program.
From 2012 to 2014, Wylam was Medical Director of The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Program, part of a team establishing a culture whereby “each Cancer patient was treated as if they were a loved one.” Then from 2014-2017 he chaired the Professionalism Investigation Committee at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, and from 2016 to 2018, he served as Deputy Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Newborn Care at the Ottawa Hospital/University of Ottawa.