Zachary Klaassen, MD, MSc

Provider

Zachary Klaassen, MD, MSc

Urology
Urologic Oncology/Robotic Surgery/MIS
Cancer Surgery

Zachary Klaassen, MD, MSc

Dr. Klaassen was born in rural Canada and grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. Following an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Simon Fraser University, he attended medical school at St. George's University in Grenada, followed by clinical rotations and a research fellowship in the metro New York area. After completing his Urology residency in Augusta, he spent two years in Toronto as a Society of Urologic Oncology fellow, also obtaining a Masters of Science degree from the University of Toronto in Clinical Epidemiology. Away from the hospital, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids (preferably on a golf course). He is a rabid fan of college and professional sports, including hockey, golf, football and baseball.

  • Clinical Interests

    Dr. Klaassen is interested in the treatment of patients with urologic malignancies, including prostate, bladder, kidney, testis and penile cancer. He uses both open and minimally invasive (ie. robotic surgery) surgical techniques to treat his patients.

  • Research Interests

    Dr. Klaassen's research interests include:
    1) Mental health and cancer survivorship
    2) Clinical epidemiological aspects of urologic malignancies
    3) Clinical trials
    4) Translational research focusing on biomarkers for early detection of cancer and predictors of response to treatment

  • Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Klaassen believes in taking the cancer journey together with his patients and their families. He focuses on the treatment of not only the cancer, but other side effects of diagnosis/treatment, which may include physical and emotional aspects.

  • Specialties

    Urology

    Urologic Oncology/Robotic Surgery/MIS

    Cancer Surgery

  • Language(s)

    English

Positions

Residency Program Director

Director of Clinical Urologic Research

Assistant Professor of Urology

Certifications

American Board of Urology

Education and Training

Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine

Internship: Surgery - Medical College of Georgia

Residency: Urology - Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Fellowship: Urologic Oncology - University of Toronto/Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

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Dr. Klaassen’s Reviews

January 30, 2024

Dr. Klaasen Is the best in his field and a brilliant person. I couldn't ask for better.

December 3, 2023

Klasseen is the best!!!

November 7, 2023

Outstanding with care and empathy

October 22, 2023

Our talk went well. Our concerns and decisions were taken care of.

October 3, 2023

Good

September 17, 2023

All good

September 17, 2023

Dr Klaassen is the best

September 5, 2023

Very courteous and professional

August 13, 2023

Will recommend him to my friends

August 13, 2023

Very reassuring following the discussion and planned treatment.

August 7, 2023

I thank God for my doctorKlaassan.

August 1, 2023

He is teriffic

August 1, 2023

Excellent

July 30, 2023

From the time we arrived to the time that we were dismissed, everyone was courteous and professional.

June 18, 2023

Dr K is an excellent provider. Cares about his patients and their families. Couldn't find a better provider

June 18, 2023

Dr. Klassen is amazing! Great doctor who is wry concerned about his patients.

June 18, 2023

Good

June 6, 2023

Dr. Klaassen does not communicate with his patients ,, he uses his residents to communicate with the patient. I don't like this

May 16, 2023

Very good Dr

April 23, 2023

Very professional, very good at what he does! Great caring, courteous, great demeanor with pleasant personality!

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