Kishore Visvanathan, MD, FRCSC

Kishore has practised urology in Saskatoon since 1992. He is a graduate of the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, where he is now clinical professor of surgery (urology). He was previously head of the Saskatoon Health Region’s Division of Urology.

Interested in quality improvement and clinical practice redesign, Kishore is the clinical lead for Saskatchewan’s Improving Access to Specialist and Diagnostic Care initiative, working to reduce wait times in the province for specialty care. He also leads Saskatoon Urology Associates’ Advanced Access project, which aims to improve access to specialist consultation. In addition to his clinical work, Kishore chairs Saskatchewan’s Prostate Assessment Pathway, which expedites diagnosis and treatment for men suspected of having prostate cancer.

Kishore teaches the principles and application of quality improvement to health care students and professionals at the University of Saskatchewan as well as at conferences across Canada. Over the years he has authored articles for the Canadian Journal of Urology, CMAJ, Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine and other journals.