Kenneth Pace

MD (University of Toronto)
MSc (McMaster University)

Professional Interests

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.


Dr. Pace has been a pioneer in minimally invasive surgery in urology, including laparoscopic surgery and robotic-assisted surgery.  He helped develop the first laparoscopic donor nephrectomy program in Ontario, and the first robotic-assisted surgery program in Toronto.  His research interests include clinical trials (particularly in minimally-invasive urology, endourology, and shock wave lithotripsy), quality of life outcomes following urologic surgery, and outcomes analyses.

Other Affiliations

  • Head, Division of Urology, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Staff Surgeon, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Co-Director, Fellowship in Laparoscopic Urology and Endourology, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto