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Kenneth Pace

Kenneth Pace, MD, MSc, FRCSC

Chair, St. Michael’s Hospital Medical Services Association
Head, Division of Urology
Researcher, Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
St. Michael’s Hospital

Vice Chair of Urology, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Adjunct Faculty, Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
University of Toronto

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, as well as a leader in the surgical treatment of kidney stones. He has been an invited 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. He has also received research support from Sanofi, Boston Scientific, and Cook Urological Inc. His research has won best abstract and best presentation awards at meetings of the Canadian Urological Association, American Urological Association, and Endourological Society. His research on Shock Wave Lithotripsy has changed how this treatment is performed across the world. One of his papers published in the Journal of Endourology was the most cited paper in 2014.

Dr. Pace has also won teaching awards for both medical students and residents, and in 2015 was awarded the Complete Physician Award from the St. Michael’s Hospital Board of Directors, in recognition of excellence in clinical care, research, teaching, and leadership.

Dr. Pace is the head of the Division of Urology St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, and is the Chair of the St. Michael’s Hospital Medical Services Association, the alternative funding plan organization for all physicians at the hospital. He also serves as the Vice Chair of Urology, the director of the University of Toronto fellowship program in Urologic Laparoscopy and Endourology, and as the Division of Urology Clinical Fellowship Coordinator at the University of Toronto. Dr. Pace is a past-president of the Canadian Endourology Group, and past-president of the Northeast Section of the American Urological Association, and treasurer of the Canadian Urological Association.

Clinical assistant: Marketa Schoralkova (, 416-867-3695)

Practice address:
Dr. Kenneth Pace
61 Queen St. E. Suite 9-106
Toronto, ON M5C 2T2
Tel. 416-867-3695
Fax. 416-867-3675

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