Kamal Pohar

Kamal Pohar, MD

  • Urology
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About Me

I am a urologist who specializes in treating patients with genitourinary cancers, including bladder, urethral, urothelial, testicular, penile and sarcoma of the urinary tract. My particular focus is on constructing urinary diversion and nerve-sparing for patients with bladder cancer by radial vasectomy, although I’m interested in organ-sparing operations for every cancer that I treat. In addition to my clinical work, I serve as an associate professor in the Department of Urology at The Ohio State University and hold the Julius and Diana Skestos Chair in Urology.

I’m passionate about cancer care because it allows me an enormous opportunity to impact the most important commodity anybody has: their health. It’s a privilege to be able to restore a patient’s quality of life and functionality back to the way it was before their cancer diagnosis. I want to return them to their families, their lives, their employment and the things they did before becoming a patient under my care. My work allows me to find better ways to treat these diseases with new treatments, as well as build relationships with my colleagues – including fellow surgeons, medical oncologists and the various nursing services – in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

The culture at The James really emphasizes discovery and research, which provides me the opportunity to be both a surgeon and a scientist. My research is conducted in an active translational lab, where my team works to better understand the modulation of the tumor microenvironment and identify new therapeutic targets, including new immune therapies to treat the microenvironment. We have a large portfolio of clinical trials for bladder and urothelial cancers and are currently investigating these concepts. Additionally, my research program is very invested in helping the underserved minority population by providing them with clinical care and enlisting them in some of these clinical trials.

The thing I enjoy most about working at The James is the people. From top to bottom, everyone who is employed here is friendly and warm, and they all understand why we are here – to provide our patients with the best possible care. I’m proud to have been named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors” for more than a decade alongside many of my colleagues, as I believe it reflects how much we’re making an impact in people’s lives.

Highlights

  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2006–2018

Additional Languages I Speak

  • French
  • Punjabi

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Urologic Surgical Procedures
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Urethral Cancers
  • Urologic Diseases
  • Urology
  • Urogenital Cancers

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

MD
University of Alberta
6/10/1993

Residency

Urology
University of Manitoba
7/1/1994 - 6/30/1999

Fellowship

Urologic Oncology
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
7/1/1999 - 6/30/2002

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My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Urology
2/28/2006

My Department

Urology

Reviews

302 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

I could not ask for a better doctor than Dr. Kamal S Pohar. He answers all of my questions and explains everything. He is a great doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

Dr.Pohar was outstanding; I have recommended him to others on any similar cancer occasion.

Reviewed on Apr 03, 2019

Dr. Pohar is the BEST!

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

His concern, care, and confidence are very reassuring.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

May be best doctor I've ever known.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

Dr. Pohar is the best!

Reviewed on Feb 06, 2019

Dr. Pohar knows my first name and is sensitive when I have examinations and treatments that are difficult to endure. I'm not just a name on a list to him.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Wonderful Doctor. I feel the best for Bladder Cancer

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Drs. Pohar & Montizavi very caring and personal.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

Would recommend Dr. Pohar anytime. The best of the best!

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Pohar has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

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