Kenneth PaceMD, MSc, FRCSC
Chief, Division of Urology, St. Michael's Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Researcher, Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
Adjunct Faculty, Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
Dr. Pace graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto in 1994. He completed his urology residency in Toronto in 1999, and then completed a Masters degree in Health Research Methodology at McMaster University and a 3-year fellowship in minimally-invasive surgery in 2002.
He joined St. Michael’s Hospital and the faculty of medicine at the University of Toronto in 2002. His practice focuses on laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery, the treatment of kidney stones, and kidney transplantation. He performed the first robotic-assisted prostatectomy in Toronto in March, 2007, and has an active practice in robotic-assisted surgery for both prostate and kidney cancer. He has been a leader in minimally-invasive (or laparoscopic) surgery since starting his practice, and has been invited as a lecturer across Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia.
His research interests included clinical trials in the treatment of kidney stones 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 has also won teaching awards for both medical students and residents.
Dr. Pace is the head of division of urology at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He also serves as co-director of the University of Toronto fellowship program in Urologic Laparoscopy and Endourology, as the University of Toronto Division of Urology Clinical Fellowship Coordinator, as immediate past-president of the Canadian Endourology Group, as the Treasurer of the Northeast Section of the American Urological Association, as Chair and Treasurer of the Canadian Urological Association Scholarship Foundation, and as the immediate Past-President of the Medical Staff Association at St. Michael’s Hospital. He is co-chairman of the 2017 meeting of the World Congress of Endourology, to be held in Vancouver.
Areas of Specialty and Research Interests
Robotic surgery, all aspects of advanced urologic laparoscopy, endourology, kidney stones, and renal transplantation