Dr. Marylise Boutros is a Staff Colorectal Surgeon at Cleveland Clinic Florida, and was formerly a Jewish General Hospital and Associate Professor of Surgery at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada. Having completed General Surgery residency at McGill University and Colorectal Surgery residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida, her clinical interests are advanced minimally invasive approaches to benign and malignant colorectal and anorectal diseases. She treats colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease, fecal incontinence and all anorectal disorders. Dr. Boutros is the Program Director of the Colorectal Surgery Residency Program at McGill, and also plays an active role in General Surgery resident education at McGill University. Dr. Boutros is a federally (CIHR) and provincially (FRSQ) funded researcher, and currently leads the JGH-McGill Colon & Rectal Surgery Outcomes Research Program. Her research is focused on assessing innovations to improve recovery and functional outcomes after colorectal surgery using multicentre prospective trials, patient-centred interventions and patient-reported outcome measures. Within her research program, Dr. Boutros has mentored over forty trainees and graduate students. Dr. Boutros also has leadership roles in multiple international societies including Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Canadian Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the Canadian Association of General Surgeons.