Dr Kenneth Pace – Urology

Chief – Division of Urology
St. Michael’s Hospital

Scientist, Li KaShing Knowledge Institute and Keenan Research Centre of St. Michael’s Hospital

Associate professor, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

Co-Director, Fellowship in Laparoscopic Urology and Endourology, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

Faculty, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto




Dr. Pace’s works as a urologist at St. Michael’s Hospital, with a practice that 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 and Asia.

Clinical Focus

Dr. Pace’s practice includes robotic surgery, all aspects of advanced urologic laparoscopy, endourology, kidney stones, and renal transplantation.

Academic Focus

Dr. Pace is active in clinical trials regarding the management of nephrolithiasis and in minimally-invasive surgery. This includes research into the impact of pneumoperitoneum on renal physiology, in quality of life assessment following urologic surgery, and in developing new techniques and technologies for endourology, laparoscopy, and shock wave lithotripsy.