Kenneth T. Pace

St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto

Dr. Pace graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto in 1994. He completed urology residency in Toronto in 1999, and a Masters degree in Health Research Methodology at McMaster University and a 3-year fellowship in minimally-invasive surgery in 2002. He then joined St. Michael’s Hospital and the faculty of medicine at the University of Toronto, with a practice focused on laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery, endourology, and kidney transplantation. He performed the first robotic-assisted prostatectomy in Toronto in 2007, and has an active practice in robotic-assisted surgery for both prostate and kidney cancer. He has been a leader in minimally-invasive surgery since starting his practice, and has been invited as a lecturer across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.

His research interests included clinical trials in nephrolithiasis and shock wave lithotripsy, as well as quality of life assessment following urologic surgery. He has received peer-reviewed grant funding from the Kidney Foundation of Canada, the Physician Services Incorporated, and the University of Toronto. His research has won best abstract and best presentation awards at meetings of the Canadian Urological Association, American Urological Association, and Endourological Society. He won teaching awards for medical students and residents, and won the “Complete Physician Award” by the St. Michael’s Hospital Board of Directors in 2014.

Dr. Pace also serves as chief of urology and vice-chair of surgery at St. Michael's Hospital, as vice-chair of Urology at the University of Toronto, as director of the University of Toronto fellowship in Urologic Laparoscopy and Endourology, as immediate past-president of the Canadian Endourology Group, as Treasurer of the Northeastern Section of the American Urological Association, as Chair of the Administrative Committee of the Canadian Urological Association Scholarship Fund and he was co-president for the 2017 World Congress of Endourology in Vancouver.

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