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

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


August, 5 2022

Dr. Klaussen is the most important informative, caring and kind doctor ever!

July, 21 2022

Dr. Was very caring and thorough

July, 16 2022

All good

July, 2 2022

Dr. Klaassen and his team are excellent! Highly recommended.

May, 30 2022

Love Dr Klaassen. He is such a nice doctor

May, 15 2022

This visit was my last visit for the condition that I was being treated for over the past two plus years. I will now see Dr. K once a year for a xxx, He and his staff were great and I feel my case was very difficult.

May, 12 2022

I love Dr Klaussan. He's caring and explains everything to you to your understanding

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