Wylam Faught


Wylam Faught
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Division of Gynecologic Oncology University of Ottawa and Division of Gynecologic Oncology


Room: 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa ON K1H 8L6
Office: 613-737-8560
Fax: 613-737-8828

Dr. Wylam Faught


Dr. Faught 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 from 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 & Gynecology at the University of Ottawa, followed by a 2 year fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Manitoba. From 1994-2002, Dr.Faught was an attending physician at The Ottawa Hospital and Cancer Centre as well as a faculty member at the University of Ottawa where he was also an Obstetrics & 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 2002-2007 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 June 2012 he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Ottawa, Chief of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Newborn Care at The Ottawa Hospital and from 2010-2012, Regional Ob/Gyne Medical Lead for the Champlain Maternal-Newborn Program.

From 2012-2015 Dr. Faught 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”.

Fields of Interest

  • Global women’s health
  • Gynecologic cancer: screening and treatment
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