Head, Division of Urology
St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto
Dr. Pace has been on faculty at the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital since 2002. His practice 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 an invited lecturer across Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia.
His research interests included clinical trials in the treatment of kidney stones and shock wave lithotripsy, as well as quality of life assessment following urologic surgery. He has received grant funding from the Kidney Foundation of Canada, the Physician Services Incorporated, and the University of Toronto and also from Sanofi, Boston Scientific, and Cook Urological Inc. His research has won best abstract and best presentation awards at meetings of the Canadian Urological Association, American Urological Association, and Endourological Society. His research on Shock Wave Lithotripsy has changed how this treatment is performed across the world. One of his papers published in the Journal of Endourology was the most cited paper in 2014.
Dr. Pace has won both medical student and resident teaching awards, and in 2015 was awarded the Complete Physician Award from the St. Michael’s Hospital Board of Directors, in recognition of excellence in clinical care, research, teaching, and leadership.
Dr. Pace is the head of the Division of Urology, Vice Chief of Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital, and Chair of the SMH alternative funding plan. He also serves as the Vice Chair of Urology, co-director of the U of T Endourology Fellowship, and the Clinical Fellowship Coordinator at the University of Toronto. Dr. Pace is the past-president of the Canadian Endourology Group, and Treasurer and President-elect of the Northeast Section of the American Urological Association.
Thursday, October 31
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Saturday, November 2
9:35 AM – 10:05 AM