Laurence Klotz is Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto. He holds the Sunnybrook Chair of Prostate Cancer Research, is the Chairman of the World Uro-Oncology Federation, was the Founding Editor-in-Chief of both the Canadian Journal of Urology and the Canadian Urology Association Journal, and is now Editor Emeritus of the CUAJ. He was the founder and is chairman of the Canadian Urology Research Consortium (CURC). He is the chair of the SIU International Research Office (uCARE).
Dr. Klotz obtained his medical degree from the University of Toronto and completed his residency at the University of Toronto Gallie Program in Surgery. He was a fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York in uro-oncology.
. Dr. Klotz is a widely published uro-oncologist with over 450 publications and 6 books. His main research interest has been prostate cancer. He is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Urology, responsible for Prostate Cancer. He is an honorary member of the AUA and Chinese Urological Association, and fellow of the AAGUS.
Dr. Klotz has led many research studies in prostate cancer, including basic research studies of the role of micronutrients and diet in prostate cancer prevention, and clinical studies in every facet of prostate cancer. He has maintained a basic research laboratory for 30 years. His work has led to several patents and a biotech company. His clinical research interests have been in the areas of active surveillance, image targeted therapy, and androgen deprivation therapy.
He received the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian award (2015). Other awards include the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for meritorious public service (2013), the University of Toronto Lister Prize (2014), the Harold Warwick Prize (Canadian Cancer Society, 2014), the Society of Urologic Oncology Medal (2014), the Richard Williams Award (AUA 2016), and the Dean’s Lifetime Achievement Award (University of Toronto, 2017).
Dr. Klotz is married to Ursula, and has 2 children. His son Alex is a physicist at MIT, and daughter Betsy is a recreational therapist. In 2012 he founded ‘The Void’, a Canadian all-Urology band which has played frequently at the AUA and CUA.