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

April 30, 2024

I HAVEN'T HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE

March 24, 2024

Excellent interaction and care given.

March 6, 2024

I am pleased with Dr. Klassen. The problem is his support team is letting him down.

March 4, 2024

I thank God for the surgeon's kindness, knowledge and care. I was in better hands than with "All-State" so to speak. I had no bad experiences. Everything was positive.

February 22, 2024

Good

February 20, 2024

Since I have been coming to Augusta Facility all of my experiences have been very pleasant

February 18, 2024

ABSOLUTELY NO COMPLAINTS with the Dr.!

February 11, 2024

Dr Klaassen is so knowledgeable and professional. So glad to have him as my care provider.

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

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