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. As a member of the Cancer Biology Program at the OSUCCC – James, my lab 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
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2018, 2019
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2006–2019
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

Education History


University of Manitoba
6/30/1999


Memorial University of Newfoundland
6/9/1994

MD
University of Alberta
6/10/1993


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
6/30/2002

Academic Information

Board Certification

American Board of Urology
2/28/2006

My Department

Urology

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

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382 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Feb 01, 2020

    Dr. Pohar has always been helpful and informative... He is an outstanding physician, I wouldn't have anyone else work on me...

  • Reviewed on Jan 25, 2020

    Dr.Pohar was excellent, very professional, spent time listening and assessing my current cancer situation. he was very thorough and wanted to assess my current complaints before rushing into the BCG treatments.

  • Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

    I cannot praise the care, quality and comfort provided by Dr. Pohar and his staff.

  • Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

    Dr. Pohar is great, has concern and very good communication skills!

  • Reviewed on Jan 11, 2020

    Doctor did not perform procedure himself but oversaw procedure done by an intern. Inexperience of intern caused some discomfort, but nothing I couldn't handle.

  • Reviewed on Jan 03, 2020

    My experience with Dr. Pohar has been a completely positive experience. He has always treated me & my family with respect, kindness & compassion. He always is happy to answer our many questions & has made us feel comfortable. His staff is always pleasant to deal with & always professional. The stoma nurses have been available whenever _____ needed them & very helpful in getting us through many difficult times. We feel blessed that Dr. Pohar & his entire staff were... diagnosis & surgery & post operative care.

  • Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

    Dr Pohar is the epitome of the combination of empathy, brilliance, and skill, a rarity in today's medicine.

  • Reviewed on Dec 14, 2019

    Dr. Kamal Pohar, MD has TEAM that is one the best I have ever seen in the medical field.

  • Reviewed on Dec 03, 2019

    Extremely pleased with Dr. Pohar and facility. I'm fortunate to have chosen Dr. Pohar.

  • Reviewed on Nov 16, 2019

    top notch

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Pohar has reported no relationships with companies or entities.