Peter Lapner, MD FRCSC

Clinical Lead, General Campus

General Campus Executive Team, Surgeons & Faculty


Dr. Lapner is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Ottawa and has been an active staff at The Ottawa Hospital since 2003. He completed medical training at the University of Toronto the University of Ottawa, and the University of British Columbia, with visiting fellowships at Nice University and the University of Zurich. He is a Clinician Investigator at The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.

Dr. Lapner has taken on many roles at the local, provincial, and national level. He has assumed national leadership roles at the Canadian Orthopedic Association and is Past President of the Canadian Shoulder and Elbow Society (CSES). He has frequently chaired the National Residents’ Shoulder and Elbow course over the past 10 years. Dr. Lapner has published high level of evidence clinical trials in the areas of rotator cuff surgery, instability, and shoulder arthroplasty.

Areas of Expertise


Areas of Research

Clinical outcomes and basic science research in shoulder arthritis / arthroplasty, instability, rotator cuff, and the acromio-clavicular joint, as well as research in continuous quality improvement.

Administrative Assistant

Kathleen Mierzwa

Practicing Location(s)

  • General Campus

Office Location

The Ottawa Hospital – General Campus
501 Smyth Road, CCW 1648
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6

How to refer

Accepting referrals through the MSK Surgical Consult Outcome fax line, internally through Epic/Atlas Alliance, or by fax at 613-737-8625.

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