Kenneth Pace


Project Investigator, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Research Programs


My primary research interest is in clinical trials related to minimally-invasive surgery, endourology, and kidney stones. I also have an interest on the impact of pneumoperitoneum on renal physiology, and in quality of life assessment on post-operative patients. Specific areas include randomized trials to evaluate the efficacy of new techniques of ureteroscopy and shock wave lithotripsy, and the efficacy of alpha-receptor blockers to aid in the passage of kidney stones. I am also interested in examining the impact of surgical approach on post-operative recovery, particularly laparoscopic versus open donor nephrectomy and robotic versus open radical prostatectomy.

Recent Publications

  1. Pace, KT. All vascular closure technologies can fail: Urologists need to be prepared. Can Urol Assoc J. 2017;11 (10):325. doi: 10.5489/cuaj.4931. PubMed PMID:29382443 .
  2. Goldenberg, MG, Fok, KH, Ordon, M, Pace, KT, Lee, JY. Simulation-Based Laparoscopic Surgery Crisis Resource Management Training-Predicting Technical and Nontechnical Skills. J Surg Educ. 2017; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.11.011. PubMed PMID:29273339 .
  3. Shahid, K, Streutker, CJ, Kim, RH, Colak, E, Shin, HS, Pace, KT et al.. A Case of a "Voiding" Hypertension. Kidney Int Rep. 2017;2 (5):973-977. doi: 10.1016/j.ekir.2017.02.018. PubMed PMID:29270506 PubMed Central PMC5733881.
  4. Hajiha, M, Sowerby, RJ, Pace, KT. A Rare Ureteral Injury Following Posterior Approach Lumbar Discectomy. J Endourol Case Rep. 2017;3 (1):158-161. doi: 10.1089/cren.2017.0112. PubMed PMID:29142908 PubMed Central PMC5684662.
  5. Saleeb, RM, Brimo, F, Farag, M, Rompré-Brodeur, A, Rotondo, F, Beharry, V et al.. Toward Biological Subtyping of Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma With Clinical Implications Through Histologic, Immunohistochemical, and Molecular Analysis. Am. J. Surg. Pathol. 2017;41 (12):1618-1629. doi: 10.1097/PAS.0000000000000962. PubMed PMID:28984673 .
  6. Burton, KR, Jakate, K, Pace, KT, Vlachou, PA. A case of recurrent, multifocal anastomosing haemangiomas. BMJ Case Rep. 2017;2017 :. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2017-220076. PubMed PMID:28630244 .
  7. Scotland, KB, Kroczak, T, Pace, KT, Chew, BH. Stone technology: intracorporeal lithotripters. World J Urol. 2017;35 (9):1347-1351. doi: 10.1007/s00345-017-2057-x. PubMed PMID:28608192 .
  8. Kroczak, T, Scotland, KB, Chew, B, Pace, KT. Shockwave lithotripsy: techniques for improving outcomes. World J Urol. 2017;35 (9):1341-1346. doi: 10.1007/s00345-017-2056-y. PubMed PMID:28608191 .
  9. Curtis Nickel, J, Izawa, JI, Pace, KT. Can Urol Assoc J. ;11 (1-2):E60-E61. doi: 10.5489/cuaj.4446. PubMed PMID:28443151 PubMed Central PMC5403690.
  10. Curtis Nickel, J, Izawa, JI, Pace, KT. Your CUASF: Keeping Canada's urological research legacy alive. Can Urol Assoc J. ;11 (1-2):71-72. doi: 10.5489/cuaj.4423. PubMed PMID:28443150 PubMed Central PMC5403682.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Head, Division of Urology, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Staff Surgeon, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, 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, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto