Sarah Virani Associate

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2015 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 613-786-0100

Fax: +1 613-788-3506


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Primary office:  Ottawa

Areas of expertise:

Sarah Virani

Sarah Virani specializes in medical defence and health law. She advocates for clients in civil and regulatory proceedings, and provides advice on how to navigate the complex rules and regulations which govern health professionals and the healthcare industry.

An associate lawyer in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, Sarah is counsel to the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA). Her practice focusses on assisting physicians with:

  • complaints, discipline proceedings, investigations, quality of care issues and fitness to practice matters before the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario;
  • appeals to the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board;
  • matters before the Consent and Capacity Board;
  • hospital privileging;
  • compliance with privacy legislation;
  • medical assistance in dying; and
  • civil lawsuits before all levels of the Ontario courts.

Sarah brings a diverse set of experiences within the healthcare sphere, having completed internships with Canadian Blood Services and at a hospital. These experiences have equipped her with the ability to bridge her knowledge of the law with an understanding of the practical realities faced by healthcare providers.

Sarah is an active member of the community. She volunteers with several of the Aga Khan Council for Canada's national portfolios, including Positive Youth Development and Post-Secondary Mentorship. She is also engaged in the medico-legal sphere as a Member at Large on the Health Law Section Executive at the Ontario Bar Association

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2015

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2014

    • Education
      Osgoode Hall Law School, JD
  • 2011

    • Education
      Queen’s University, BA (Honours) Health Studies


  • Medical-Legal Society of Toronto
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Ontario Legal Professional Alliance