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. 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.
  2. 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 .
  3. 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 .
  4. 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 .
  5. 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 .
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Barrett, K, Ghiculete, D, Sowerby, RJ, Farcas, M, Pace, KT, Honey, RJD et al.. Intraoperative Radiographic Determination of Ureteral Length as a Method of Determining Ideal Stent Length. J. Endourol. 2017;31 (S1):S101-S105. doi: 10.1089/end.2016.0709. PubMed PMID:28306331 .
  9. Kroczak, T, Pace, KT, Lee, JY. Medical Expulsive Therapy: Worthwhile or Wishful Thinking. Curr Urol Rep. 2017;18 (4):29. doi: 10.1007/s11934-017-0673-z. PubMed PMID:28247325 .
  10. Pace, KT, Kroczak, T, Wijnstok, NJ, Kamphuis, GM, Esen, T, Toutziaris, C et al.. Same Session Bilateral Ureteroscopy for Multiple Stones: Results from the CROES URS Global Study. J. Urol. 2017;198 (1):130-137. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2017.01.074. PubMed PMID:28163031 .
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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