Zachary Klaassen, MD, MSc


Zachary Klaassen, MD, MSc

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


    Urologic Oncology/Robotic Surgery/MIS

    Cancer Surgery

  • Language(s)



Residency Program Director

Director of Clinical Urologic Research

Assistant Professor of Urology


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

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


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!

March 12, 2023

Dr Klaassen and his colleagues at the clinic are exceptional.

February 14, 2023


February 12, 2023

Dr. Klaassen was great and friendly I had a positive experience

February 12, 2023

Good experience

February 5, 2023

Excellent clinician. Focused on the patient and family not a computer. Made sure all questions were answered and we understood what is happening

January 15, 2023


December 18, 2022

I really like Dr. Claussan, this was my first meeting with him.

December 11, 2022

Dr. Klassen is fantastic! Great physician!

November 7, 2022

Very good

November 1, 2022

The provider is a very good at what he do.

October 18, 2022

Thanks again

October 2, 2022

Dr Klaassen is an excellent care provider

September 19, 2022

I would highly recommend

August 31, 2022


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