Dr. Kam Kaler

Dr. Kam Kaler

Dr. Kam Kaler

Clinic Hours

Office closed daily from 12 to 1 pm and statutory holidays

Monday8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Tuesday8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Wednesday8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Thursday8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Friday8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

SaturdayClosed

SundayClosed

Dr. Kam Kaler

Dr. Kam Kaler completed his undergraduate training at the University of Calgary while earning both his BA in Economics and BSc in Biological Sciences with distinction. Thereafter, he earned his medical degree at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and completed his Urology residency in the Department of Surgery at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Kaler joined the Department of Urology at University of California, Irvine in 2015 as a fellow in endourology, image-guided therapy, and robotic surgery under the mentorship of Dr. Ralph Clayman, Dr. Jaime Landman, and Dr. Thomas Ahlering. He was then recruited to join their faculty in 2017. Subsequently, he was recruited to the University of Calgary and Southern Alberta Institute of Urology in 2018.

Throughout his training, Dr. Kaler has been active in research in prostate cancer, kidney cancer and other kidney diseases. Dr. Kaler has won the following awards for his research:

  • First place at the NE American Urological Association meeting for his work on active surveillance in the management of prostate cancer patients and radical prostatectomy patient outcomes.
  • First place at Urology Research Day, first place at the Department of Surgery Research Day and the David Swartz Research award at the University of Manitoba for his work in prostate cancer.
  • The Dr. Dennis Hosking award for resident of the year in 2014.
  • Best poster at the 2016 American Urological Association (AUA) meeting for his randomized controlled trial with hypothermia during robotic prostatectomy.

Dr. Kaler has patented a device that allows real-time measuring of forces during ureteral access deployment. The device improves patient safety during treatment for kidney stones. The initial testing of the device was awarded second place in the Endourological Society Basic Science Contest in 2017. For this research, Dr. Kaler was also selected to participate in the 2018 AUA Research Forum Early-Career Investigator Showcase to highlight the best that the field of “Urology” has to offer. He has two other patents pending for surgical devices used in kidney stone surgery.

Dr. Kaler has authored seven chapters in major urological textbooks including Campbell-Walsh Urology, Robotics Urology, and Smith’s Textbook of Endourology. The topics of the chapters include endoscopic-guided percutaneous renal access, thermoablation of renal tumors, nerve-sparing robotic radical prostatectomy, outcome measures of robotic prostatectomy, and basics of laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He has authored several publications in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Urology, World Journal of Urology, and Journal of Endourology. He also has received research grants from industry for his clinical research. Dr. Kaler has been an invited lecturer and proctor for an AUA course on percutaneous nephrolithotomy, and he has developed a new technique to perform percutaneous kidney stone surgery using a laser. He was also a proctor of the robotic mini-fellowship at UC Irvine for international surgeons.

Dr. Kaler’s current research focuses on surgical planning related to kidney stone surgery with medical manipulation, surgical technology development, and minimally invasive surgery outcomes. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, snowboarding, and travelling.

No Show/Cancellation Policy: As the wait time to be seen in consultation can be long, each appointment is very important. If you cannot make your appointment time, please call ahead to let us know, and if you cannot make the appointment at all, please advise us at least 24 hours in advance so that we may fill the time. To cancel or re-book, call our clinic or use the cancellation form.

Referral Process: For all adult urology referrals, please use the Urology Central Intake Referral form as the cover page for your referral, and fax the complete referral to Urology Central Intake at 403-592-4250.

Note: referrals are only accepted from a referring office (including general practitioner, family physician, or other specialty).

The referring office will receive a receipt of referral acknowledgement from the Urology Central Intake within 48 business hours (hours of operation: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday through Friday; closed on statutory holidays). Once received, the referral will be forwarded to an appropriate provider. Triage will be completed by the assigned provider within one to two weeks, as per CPSA standards.