Kamal Pohar

Kamal Pohar, MD

Physician

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Overall Patient Satisfaction Rating

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4.9 out of 5
302
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14
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Gender

Male

Language

French, Punjabi

Biography


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.

Education and Background

Education

University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Residencies

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Fellowship

Urologic Oncology

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

New York, NY

Board Certifications

American Board of Urology

Academic Department

Department of Urology


Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the university requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their university responsibilities. 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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Reviews

Patient Satisfaction Review

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the five questions gathered from the Outpatient Oncology survey, developed by Press Ganey Associates for use in oncology clinics across the country. On behalf of The James, Press Ganey administers the survey to patients who see our providers in an outpatient clinic office. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page

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Overall Ratings (out of 302 reviews)
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4.9 out of 5
Kept you informed about your condition and treatment

4.9/ 5

Amount of time spent with you

4.8/ 5

Concern for your questions and issues

4.9/ 5

Skill and knowledge

4.9/ 5

Overall quality of care

4.9/ 5

Patient Comments (14 total comments)

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Reviewed: 4/29/2019

Drs. Pohar & Montizavi very caring and personal.

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Reviewed: 4/24/2019

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

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Reviewed: 4/23/2019

Wonderful Doctor. I feel the best for Bladder Cancer

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Reviewed: 4/20/2019

made visit meaningful and comforting

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Reviewed: 4/20/2019

Dr Pohar is amazing with his caring nature and his skill as a Surgeon.

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Reviewed: 4/18/2019

His concern, care, and confidence are very reassuring.

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Reviewed: 4/3/2019

Dr. Pohar is the BEST!

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Reviewed: 3/20/2019

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.

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Reviewed: 3/19/2019

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

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Reviewed: 2/20/2019

Keeps me well informed of my condition.

Publications

Dosage-dependent copy number gains in E2f1 and E2f3 drive hepatocellular carcinoma.

Kent LN, Bae S, Tsai SY, Tang X, Srivastava A, Koivisto C, Martin CK, Ridolfi E, Miller GC, Zorko SM, Plevris E, Hadjiyannis Y, Perez M, Nolan E, Kladney R, Westendorp B, de Bruin A, Fernandez S, Rosol TJ, Pohar KS, Pipas JM, Leone G

J Clin Invest 127

3/1/2017

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