Husein Moloo (Program Director - Colorectal Surgery)


Husein Moloo (Program Director - Colorectal Surgery)
Associate Professor

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


  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Vice Chair - Quality Improvement
  • Program Director - Colorectal Surgery


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Office: 613-798-5555 ext. 13963


Dr. Husein Moloo completed General Surgery Residency at Western University followed by a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery and a Masters in Epidemiology at the University of Ottawa.  He then completed a fellowship in Colorectal Surgery at the University of Minnesota and recently graduated with a Masters in Public Health from Harvard.  He is a member of the Ottawa Colorectal Group.

He has an interest in Quality Improvement, the organizational architecture to support it, and the various ways functioning infrastructure can be leveraged to improve not only issues such as SSI/readmission but also decreasing opioid use, and reducing our carbon footprint.  Preoperative optimization with respect to smoking cessation, anemia reduction, and mitigating issues with frailty are also interests.  Currently, Dr. Moloo is part of the steering committee for Surgical Quality with Health Ontario, on the board of directors of the Ontario Association of General Surgeons, on the exam executive for the General Surgery and Colorectal Surgery Royal College exams, President elect of the Canadian Society of Colorectal Surgeons, and on the editorial board for Diseases of the Colon and Rectum.  Moving forward, he aspires to have global health be a major focus and has been fortunate to become a member of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Knowledge Translation, Technology Assessment for Health Equity. 

Fellowship Training

  • Colorectal Surgery, University of Minnesota, 2008 and Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Ottawa, 2006 

Residency Training

  • General Surgery, University of Western Ontario, 2005

Medical Doctorate

  • University of Western Ontario, 2000

Other Degrees

  • Masters of Epidemiology, University of Ottawa, 2009

Fields of Interest

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Quality Improvement
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