Kenneth Pace



Research Programs


My primary research interest is in clinical trials related to minimally-invasive surgery, endourology, and kidney stones. I also have an interest in quality of life assessment on post-operative patients. Specific areas include randomized trials to evaluate the efficacy of new techniques of ureteroscopy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy and shock wave lithotripsy. I am also interested in examining the impact of surgical approach on post-operative recovery, particularly following laparoscopy and robotic-assisted surgery.

Recent Publications

  1. Lee, JY, Andonian, S, Bhojani, N, Bjazevic, J, Chew, BH, De, S et al.. Canadian Urological Association guideline: Management of ureteral calculi. Can Urol Assoc J. 2021; :. doi: 10.5489/cuaj.7581. PubMed PMID:34464257 .
  2. Pace, KT. Editorial Comment on: "Contralateral Coupling During Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy for Stones in Ectopic Kidney: Is It Feasible?" by Fawzy et al. J Endourol. 2021;35 (7):1097. doi: 10.1089/end.2021.0146. PubMed PMID:33626948 .
  3. Bhojani, N, Andonian, S, Watterson, JD, Dushinski, JW, Shayegan, B, Schuler, TD et al.. Canadian Urological Association best practice report: Holmium:YAG laser eye safety. Can Urol Assoc J. 2020;14 (12):380-382. doi: 10.5489/cuaj.6941. PubMed PMID:33259283 PubMed Central PMC7704092.
  4. Ordon, M, Sowerby, RJ, Ghiculete, D, Djuimo, M, Kroczak, T, Lee, JY et al.. Clips Can be Safely Used for Vascular Control of the Renal Vessels During Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy. Urology. 2021;147 :150-154. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2020.10.038. PubMed PMID:33166541 .
  5. Cheung, D, Reynolds, L, Peng, M, Lee, J, Stewart, R, Pace, K et al.. Assessing the Necessity of Routine Crossmatching for Blood Transfusion in Renal Transplantation. Prog Transplant. 2020;30 (4):360-364. doi: 10.1177/1526924820958117. PubMed PMID:32964779 .
  6. Reynolds, LF, Kroczak, T, Pace, KT, D'Arcy Honey, RJ, Ordon, M, Lee, JY et al.. Are Routine Laboratory Investigations Necessary Following Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy?. Urology. 2020;143 :80-84. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2020.05.025. PubMed PMID:32473206 .
  7. Hysi, E, He, X, Fadhel, MN, Zhang, T, Krizova, A, Ordon, M et al.. Photoacoustic imaging of kidney fibrosis for assessing pretransplant organ quality. JCI Insight. 2020;5 (10):. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.136995. PubMed PMID:32298239 PubMed Central PMC7259526.
  8. Pace, KT. The burden of travel on quality of life in stone patients. Can Urol Assoc J. 2020;14 (4):105. doi: 10.5489/cuaj.6507. PubMed PMID:32254012 PubMed Central PMC7124182.
  9. Kwong, JCC, Kroczak, T, D'A Honey, JR, Stewart, RJ, Pace, KT, Ordon, M et al.. Peritoneal dialysis catheter removal at the time of renal transplantation: Choosing the optimal candidate. Can Urol Assoc J. 2020;14 (1):E13-E19. doi: 10.5489/cuaj.5825. PubMed PMID:31658012 PubMed Central PMC6955176.
  10. Alsaikhan, B, Koziarz, A, Lee, JY, Pace, KT. Preoperative Alpha-Blockers for Ureteroscopy for Ureteral Stones: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. J Endourol. 2020;34 (1):33-41. doi: 10.1089/end.2019.0520. PubMed PMID:31507224 .
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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