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
  • 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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362 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

    The dr. is great. It just he always run late.

  • Reviewed on Sep 22, 2019

    Dr. Pohar was very helpful and explained everything extremely well. It is the best I've been treated and informed since I began treatments 11 months ago.

  • Reviewed on Sep 08, 2019

    good

  • Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

    Surgery 2011 - I am firmly convinced that Dr. Pohar saved my life.

  • Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

    Top notch - Great dr. informative.

  • Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

    Very compassionate & caring.

  • Reviewed on Aug 18, 2019

    Top Doc!

  • Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

    Great bedside manner! Always kind and genuinely concerned for patient.

  • Reviewed on Jul 09, 2019

    Dr. Pohar did a great job!

  • Reviewed on Jul 05, 2019

    Dr. K. Pohar was very professional yet very empathetic.

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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.